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post #1 of 12 Old 11-20-2010, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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Photo from today + update on the chest wound (warning for slightly graphic pic)

After some recent issues with bitless riding with Phoenix I switched him to a bit and he seems to be doing great in it.

Today he was definitely ready to go and just wanted to trot, so that's mostly what we did. I've also started refining the aids with him and he had a great schooling lesson today. The photo is from after the ride, normally he looks at the camera but he was pretty tired today. I'm going to try and get someone to come out and take photos of me riding or maybe get some video soon. (sorry the photo's not great, he is a very sleepy boy)
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I'm really proud of his progress, since last year he's been brought back into work, lost over 250lbs and is really starting to use his back more and accept contact. Next year i'm hoping to take him to a schooling show if I can.

A while ago I posted about his wild run around the barn and the accident that followed. Not major by any standard, but he did get caught up and slice his chest open on some nails.

So the wound looked like this:
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I thought it might need a stitch or two but managed to dr. It myself and now it looks like this:
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The scab has mostly come off and the winter hair is growing over it. In the summer I bet he has two nice scars but at least it's healed okay. The round pen that caused his injury is being demolished as it is quite dangerous. So at least 1 good thing has come out of my horse getting hurt.
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post #2 of 12 Old 11-20-2010, 05:55 PM
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Looks like he's healing nicely! He's a lovely horse what breed is he?

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post #3 of 12 Old 11-20-2010, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks. He's half mustang, I was told his other half is appaloosa but i'm not completely certain as he doesn't display any appy traits really.
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post #4 of 12 Old 11-20-2010, 06:32 PM
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Lol I was prepared for some horrid injury with skin hanging off and bone showing!
It's lookin' great though!
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post #5 of 12 Old 11-20-2010, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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thanks

Haahaa! Well I posted a warning to stop anyone causing a fuss and saying I hadn't warned for it. It wasn't really that bad, mostly swelling; it was worse when I lifted the top layer of hair because the skin was loose like a flap but all the hair hides it.
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post #6 of 12 Old 11-20-2010, 07:02 PM
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What a handsome boy you have! I just love how he's built, nice and sturdy.

Appears his wound is healing quite nicely! Barely even noticeable.
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Thank you, yes, he's very thick and sturdy; of course he'd be a little less thick if he wasn't carrying a grass belly :)
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He looks beautiful and healthy to me... his coat is shiny and he looks quite happy. He reminds me a lot of my old mare... except she was a cremello.. but confo wise he's similar.

I outta scan some pics of her.. I miss her so much and it's been almost 20 years!! You'd figure I'd get over it already!!

Handsome boy you got there. ;)
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Thanks. He's half mustang, I was told his other half is appaloosa but i'm not completely certain as he doesn't display any appy traits really.
Right! Appys have those puny manes and tails; this fella has SUPER thick hair! He's gorgeous

I'm so busy, I don't know if I've found a rope... or lost my horse...
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He looks beautiful and healthy to me... his coat is shiny and he looks quite happy. He reminds me a lot of my old mare... except she was a cremello.. but confo wise he's similar.

I outta scan some pics of her.. I miss her so much and it's been almost 20 years!! You'd figure I'd get over it already!!

Handsome boy you got there. ;)
Thanks. You should upload pics of her, i'd love to see her! I'm dreading the day I lose him, i'll be crushed. I don't think it's a bad thing you miss her, she obviously had quite an impact on your life.

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Right! Appys have those puny manes and tails; this fella has SUPER thick hair! He's gorgeous
Some do. My boy has so much hair I have to thin it or it gets super long and tangled. Plus the other horses seem to think it's really tasty.
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