Little did we know when we got her home she had strangles and we put her in the pasture with my other horse. 2 days ago my other horse started showing signs, not snotting but you could see the swelling underneath her jaw. Came home after a full day of shopping it had opened and was leaking. By today there was no swelling and it was looking fine and open. So she should be okay.
My question is after they heal. The vet said it can take up to 4 to 6 weeks. After they heal and the abscess are gone and dried up. How long should I not ride them after they have healed? And if I do how long should our first couple rides be? There both in shape and we're in training for barrels before the strangles there both at a lope. I had planned on going to an exhibition on the 25 but now that is way out of the question. This place I plan on going to has exhibitions at 6 ever Wednesday night of every month. When do you think I would be able to take them to the exhibitions? I am in NO hurry, I want what is best for my horses. If I had to quit barrel racing for them I would no question. I want nothing but the best for them, even if that means giving up the sport we all like to do.