Well most of you guys know Selena over reached and hurt herself at the last race. She was limping and bleeding pretty bad, but we wrapped her up and the next day she was barely limping at all. Now, she's no longer limping. She never swelled up or anything. I sat on her bareback and walked her up and down the barn aisle for fun and she was fine, but I'm a paranoid and worried Mom who freaks out over every little thing.
I mean, I'm sure she's fine, It's been a week since then. The cut is starting to stop oozing and she is running around and playing and being her normal ridiculous self.
I want to ride her, but I dont' want her overreaching again and I don't want to put my bell boots on and have them rub her cut.
What do you guys think? Should I just lightly ride her and do a lot of slow things until the cut totally disappears? It's killing me because I want to get back to riding hard with her (She's a horse that HAS to have a job 24/7, and is happy with that) but I don't want to hinder the healing process of the cut.
It's much easier for me to make these calls when it's not my horse, so that's why I made this thread. LOL I'm often known for taking a ton of extra time with my own horses even after the vet says "it's fine" to ride.