Accident prone mare... -.-
So not even 2 months ago, Summer took a nail to her head and the day after hit her head again. Was seen by vet because I was concerned that she might have had head problems. Checked out clear, no bute needed. So that was all cleared up by now. Well yesterday I go see her in the morning to feed and when I start grooming her she is much more antsy than usual. So I begin to check her out and get by her left front leg and I see its swollen real bad and there's a quarter sized puncture wound on her upper leg. So I take her and clean it up and walk her to see her gait. She walked and trotted so I turned her out figuring I would keep an eye on it. Today... I go to take her out of her stall and her knee on that same leg is swollen to the size of a softball. She is favoring the leg but not enough to keep her in. Come to find out she was being a pain to prince and Sheika in the field that day and it was suspected she twisted her knee. *sigh*
She is walking all right for how sore I can imagine she is... Are all TBs this accident prone? I haven't ever seen a horse manage to hurt themselves more than her!
She will probably be fine and I will call the vet if she doesn't improve within the next couple days. I don't believe in immediately calling a vet and letting an animal heal themselves until intervention is needed. For now I am babying her. Kinda uncool cause its been awesome riding weather!
Last edited by Blacklight; 04-06-2014 at 09:35 PM.