Of course, I've already signed up for the non-refundable show happening at my barn this coming weekend.
And what does Destiny do.
Well, no one really knows actually.
I came out for a lesson today on the mare face and when I was getting her from the field I noticed she was more-or-less suuuuper slow-mo prancing, like, I'm not even sure how this was possible for a horse..
We got into the barn and I hooked her in the cross-ties, took of her turnout sheet and starting my regular grooming. But when I went to get all the nast mare-heat-ness off her back legs I noticed one of the looked...straight.
Usually on a horse their back legs are kinda (excuse me explanation) fat and then go skinnier? Like how you'd see the bone in the front, and then it would thin out to tendon at the back.
Not in Des' case, her leg was like a tree trunk. Immediately I started cold-hosing it and texted my riding coach to come into the barn, she texted Des' owner and she came in, looked at her leg and said there was definitely some sort of infection from a scratch, looked to me like it was self-inflicted and not horse-play (haha ) She put hydrogen peroxide on it (ow?) and took her from me to test her trotting a bit, she said she looked fine to ride. Soooo, I tacked her up and got on.
She took a few funny steps and then my coach told us to trot a bit, oh my god that trot was impossible to post and I really didnt want to sit (lazy ) And blah blah blah, no lesson, no jumping and an injured pone pone.
No idea what happened but she MIGHT be okay to compete on the weekend. We brought her in from the ride, cold hosed her leg for 15 minutes, put this nasty yellow goop my coach gave me on it, and cotton/stable bandaged it. I reaaally hope this works.
Any ideas on how to speed the healin process? I'm aware that if worse comes to worse I drop every class but costume and best groomed, but I'd really like to do hunter/jumper/trail/eq.