Thanks pony..

       The Horse Forum > Showing Horses > Horse Shows

Thanks pony..

This is a discussion on Thanks pony.. within the Horse Shows forums, part of the Showing Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    09-25-2011, 10:52 PM
Thanks pony..

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.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg whynowmareface.jpg (53.4 KB, 98 views)
Sponsored Links
    09-26-2011, 12:14 AM
How swollen? Any heat? If it is an infection, she really needs to be on oral antibiotics, pronto.
    09-26-2011, 12:19 AM
Its not massive swollen, the part of her leg that is usually skinny tendon is flush with the bone, a little heat, she's got bute in her feed and her owner put something clear in her mouth with a syringe but I didn't ask what it was. I also overheard she's getting something starting with an A in her food, but I was busy tending to the wound itself.
Posted via Mobile Device
    09-26-2011, 12:20 AM
Obviously I haven't seen the injury, but if it's the way I'm picturing, I'd want her on Tucoprim for cellulitis.
    09-26-2011, 12:23 AM
Well if you can picture said swelling and add a 4 inch shaaaallow gash just under her hock, that's pretty much it, I'll tell the owner to consider Tucoprim if she has any.
Posted via Mobile Device
    09-28-2011, 07:50 PM
IMO, the owner should be calling the vet. Pronto.
    09-28-2011, 07:55 PM
I've been out to the barn every day cold hosing and furasone (sp?) sweating it and she's almost completely back to normal. Hopped on her bareback the other day and she was so excited she cantered around in frame in just a halter. She did run me INTO the barn right into her stall actually, with me on her back, but no signs of pain. Jumped her yesterday as well and had a calm happy pone pone. She most likely will be fine for the show. :)
Posted via Mobile Device

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Finding The Perfect Pony & My Other Pony Is Coming Home! ChingazMyBoy Horse Talk 3 08-07-2010 03:19 PM
Help! Connemara Pony or Draft Pony Cross? RioPony Horse Breeds 17 07-17-2010 11:00 AM
Road Pony or Hackney roadster pony minihorse927 Driving 9 07-13-2009 10:05 PM
Training young pony 4 pony rides ILuv2ride Horse Training 0 07-07-2009 08:38 PM
my pony silver and my 1st pony sugar and riding skul ponies sexysilver Horse Pictures 1 02-05-2007 09:28 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:16 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0