Took prin out hunting yesterday, great day. Then when I unsaddled after 5 hours of fairly hard riding there was a nasty saddle sore.
It was only on one side so obviously need to call a saddle fitter pronto! Hasn't been fit for a couple of years looks the padding worm on one side.
The knowledgeable friend I agist with thinks what's happened is that she's had a bit of sweat scald hidden under her saddle patch and the rides just rubbed off the hair.
This year is my first dealing with such heavy work and a clipped horse.
I do rub her down with betadine after most rides, the have been one or two times where it was just with water, after shorter rides when I'd run out of betadine.
I admit I made a boo boo.
What is the best way to treat the sore? She also has a small one by her girth
Obviously she won't be ridden for a while. We have a sj lesson next Saturday which my friend thinks she should be ok for. I'll be riding her mare and leading mine to maintain fitness instead of the other way around.
Last night it was late and dark and I was exhausted as after 5 hours hunting, 2 other horses got out when we got home. I put equiskin on it and rugged her up. Heading out today to wash her in vetadine, an antibacterial wash.
How can I help my poorly pony?
I know feeling guilty wont do it!