Hi, I'm Ev. I'm training to become a horsewoman. These are my adventures and misadventures. I'm green as hell, but so far, so good. I'm now learning from Bo (and sometimes his wife DeDe) at D&D Ranch in Pope Valley. I am extremely lucky to have this opportunity, I feel quite blessed, and I feel that they, and horses, have really turned my life around.
Solomon is my baby- a big old flea bitten grey Appendix gelding who is very kind and way too smart! I love him so very much. He is a rescue and was meant to be co-owned rehabbed, and maybe rehomed to a good home. He turned out to be over 25 years old with injuries that ultimately do not make him riding sound, so he is retired.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wound O' The Month

First of all, a pretty head shot to balance out the ugliness below:

What would cause this? On the left side (in the photo) there is a gash in the wound that is about a quarter of an inch deep. Also there's a bit of ouchiness on the coronet band.

Is there a prize one can win for "most accident-prone horse?" Can the prize be elasticon and sanitary non-stick pads? VetRap wouldn't be frowned on either. Sigh.

He's so happy out in that pasture but he was pretty beat up. Today I found a bunch more ouchies, all little things, except what I thought was a bunch of mud on the underside of his head between his cheeks was a big scrape. I think with THAT one he found an uncapped T-post somewhere. I don't know. I am so torn about whether or not to put him out there again. I will turn him out as much as I can in the meantime.

Today he trotted around a little bit in turnout but then he just stood there gazing at his pasture and his herdmates. When I came back up to the gate he came right over:

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