We got a new horse on trial last week and of course in the first few days she was here she managed to hurt herself- I blame Tango, being the nasty 'boy' he is, and the fact that she was 100% in season... but that's another story
Anyway... We've decided to take her on a year long free lease with the option to buy should everything go well and if she does well in the show ring this summer and I just want to make sure everything goes well, blahblah, which means I want her little 'battle scars' to heal nicely without nasty scars.
SO! She has a 'scrape' on her side- the hair is missing but it didn't look bad, didn't break skin, all was good. Now the top layer is dried out and scabbing over and yes that means it's healing... but should it be scabbing? Will it scab up, scab fall off and then hair grow back? Stupid question, but I'm kind of scared it will be a big ugly scar.
Second, she managed to get a big cut on the front of her leg... Not a big deal, she's 100% sound and there's no infection, it's fairly superficial... but what, in your opinion, is the best way to keep proud flesh off? We've been putting hibitane on it, wrapping it up in gauze and vet wrap and changing that daily and it's starting to heal but it's getting a little gross and looks like it might scar a bit, we've dusted her up with proud flesh dust, do you find that that works?
And last but not least- and this shouldn't be a concern because the vet said it was no big deal, but I'm a little worried about the tendon on that same leg. It's a little swollen in the back, the vet felt her up and decided the tendon was just fine but the flesh around it was probably a bit irritated from the bandage and shouldn't be a problem- any experience with that?
Honestly... if she were my horse outright I wouldn't be freaking out so badly, but because she's supposed to be my show horse and she isn't ours I'm a bit worried.