The other day my cousins and I went riding and my oldest younger cousin and his horse (Wildman) flipped (literally) down a bank. My cousin (who is about 15) wasn’t injured, though he was pretty sore, considering his horse flipped over on him and they rolled down the bank before landing in the creek on a lot of jagged rocks)... but his horse, on the other hand, was injured.
It wasn’t too bad of an injury. Wildman appeared to have just ripped through his skin and some muscle on the side of his leg on the joint. He wasn’t limping or anything (though it bled pretty badly). We took him home (which was about 2 miles away) and put some medication on the leg before letting him go.
I checked his leg yesterday, and it was fine... he was moving soundly and wasn’t favoring the leg.
But... today, my cousins friends came to get a horse (my cousins dad gave them one of their horses) and I checked Wildman’s leg while they were catching their new horse. It was running this liquid that looked like infection-pus, but it was really slick and not smelly... and shiny-looking. His leg was also swollen pretty badly and he was favoring it quite a bit.
One of the women who came with the new horse owners was a nurse. She went with me to help catch and look at Wildman’s leg. (Wildman was very hard to catch, he didn’t want us to get near him). She said that it was joint fluid and not infection, and that his joint thing was popped.
Since Wildman’s owners don’t have the money for a vet, we’re trusting her judgment and she’s bringing Banamine and Genimician (I probably misspelled that) over later to give to him. She’s got the shots because one of her own horses is suffering from a busted knee, and she’s letting us have some of her horses medicine since she can get more from her vet fairly easily. Too bad I let my cousin borrow my Furazone and Purple Lotion Spray... she never gave it back after her horse healed... I wish I had the money to buy more because it worked wonders when my mare tore a chunk of muscle out of her leg...
I think that he’s been kicked overnight, because his leg didn’t look this bad yesterday or when he did it two days ago.