Image courtesy 4-H Horse Council. "How to Wrap a Hock." Disclaimer: my hock is not thus wrapped.
An update, because a fan asked:
I am feeling fit as a fiddle, but my hock is looking and feeling as fat as a whale and as tight as a drum. FarmWife is as worried as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.
Today's supposed to be a day of family fun and grazing in the sun here at Bent Barrow Farm. And then there's this—I am still fat. My hock is still swollen. FarmWife is still worried, but the housemule is still softer than velvet and I'm still a glorious sight to behold. I say she should just cheer up and get over it. I'll be fine!
We'll have a post of substance tomorrow, but until then, I remain
your devoted friend,