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    03-25-2012, 02:19 AM
  #1
Weanling
Help needed: Protection to work horse with wound

Hi there,
I'm not sure if this is the right place to put this, but anyways.
I am considering purchasing a horse tht has a rrther lrge wounn its back leg. Is is sound, nnot lame at all but before I commit, I need to assertain if there is a way I can work her while it is healing. I mostly ride in a sand arna, and getting sand in it would be really bad. Does anyone know of how I could cover the wound while I ride, without ripping the scab off every time?
Thanks.
     
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    03-25-2012, 03:35 AM
  #2
Weanling
Bump... it's semi urgent. Thanks.
     
    03-25-2012, 03:53 AM
  #3
Trained
Personally I would not ride a horse that has a wound at all. I wouldn't like to move around if I had a wound on my leg, why would I do it to a horse?

If you are set on doing it - ask a vet. They will have a look and tell you what you can and can't do.
     
    03-25-2012, 04:04 AM
  #4
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Chiilaa    
Personally I would not ride a horse that has a wound at all. I wouldn't like to move around if I had a wound on my leg, why would I do it to a horse?

If you are set on doing it - ask a vet. They will have a look and tell you what you can and can't do.
She is 100% sound, it is a month or two old but still healing. Its not like totally raw or anything, Im not that mean lol The main thing is a way it can be covered up to prevent further damage.
If there isnt a way, im not going to buy her because I wont be able to ride her for a while and stuff.
     
    03-25-2012, 06:04 AM
  #5
Showing
Brookebum, there is no way anyone can give you an answer the way you presented it. NO picture, no idea where the wound is, no idea of the size of the wound, no explanation how it happened, no information what so ever.

This is a question for a vet to look at the horse and give their opinion. The forum is the wrong place for the question as presented.

(BTW, I moved the thread to a more appropriate forum - where you will get more response)
     
    03-25-2012, 08:33 AM
  #6
Green Broke
Iride hit the nail on the head. As you say you are considering this purchase, you should be considering a PPE anyway and this is a subject you can address with your vet when the PPE is done.
     
    03-25-2012, 09:38 AM
  #7
Green Broke
I'm confused. Why would you want to work a horse in this condition, much less buy it?

A leg such as you are describing does not need to be worked at all until it heals. And while horse may be sound at this point, you run the risk of it coming up lame down the road if wound does not heal properly.

And also run the chance of a fistula forming, which will eat a channel down the leg on the inside, and can destroy bone too.

This horse needs to heal, not be worked.
     
    03-25-2012, 11:34 AM
  #8
Yearling
Agree with Palomine - an open leg wound plus activity equals proud flesh, at the very least.
     
    03-25-2012, 12:21 PM
  #9
Green Broke
As a side note - it is bad form to post duplicate threads in multiple parts of the site - it makes it difficult for yourself and those responding to you to follow the advice being given when you have more than one conversation about the exact same thing going on.
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    03-25-2012, 12:23 PM
  #10
Green Broke
As a side note - it is bad form to post duplicate threads in multiple parts of the site - it makes it difficult for yourself and those responding to you to follow the advice being given when you have more than one conversation about the exact same thing going on. (other thread Urgent hep needed: Protecting a horses wound while riding)
     

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