I have been a bad blogger! I have been reading lots of blogs, but commenting seldom and posting not.
This is the contraption that they fitted me with. It looks like 4 to 6 weeks will be the time confined with the following caveat: If X-Rays on the 8th show the bones to be misaligned, then they will likely pin the thumb which means another 4 to 6 weeks. Note that the doc met my request and I can still hold the reins.
What I have here is a BIG quarter horse that we boarded two days. He is 16 + Hands high and around 1400 pounds. I got by the first day, but on the second, I just had to try him out. My western saddle ( designed for a quarter horse) just barely went on him. The back cinch was on the first notch. I had to use the show bridle that came with the horse, as mine would not fit.
I only rode him for about 20 minutes. You could just feel the power in those hind quarters! He was very well behaved. I had fun, in spite of an unorthodox grip on the reins.
If I had a horse this size, I would need to invest in a bigger step ladder!