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[RC] stall rest - kramspott

This is not necessarilly an endorsement but rather for information purposes.  My new gelding had gotten kicked in the hock a few weeks back.  Long story short it did end up being a bone chip.
I took him to Coosa Valley Equine in Alabama and folks I need to say it is a really really nice facility with great staff.  The vet sat down with me reviewing the x-ray and answered every question thoroughly and patiently.  They do 500 -600 orthopedic surgeries a year so they have experience.  My guy is going to be as good as new I'm sure of it.
He has to be in his stall for 30 days.  I can hand graze him 2x a day.  If anyone has ideas regarding interesting and fresh ideas for keeping him happy while stall bound let me know.  I have installed a couple fans, there is another horse keeping him company who is also recooperating.  I plan on giving him plenty of attention and grooming but I am at the office all day then of course there is all night.
A radio might get drowned out by the fans.
Also, any books, articles or suggestions on how to bring him back to his endurance career over the next 6 months - year??   would be appreciated.  He was in great shape prior to this injry and he is not yet 5 years old.  I will follow the vets advice of course but you all have such a wealth of knowledge I would like as much info as possible. 
Thank you to everyone who recommended I get x-rays/radiographs asap.

Kathy - SE