I get back to the float and unsaddle to find a giant saddle sore looking welt and a smaller one near the girth.
Washed her off brought her home and popped some cream on. The friend I agist with thinks its a bit of sweat scald that was hiding and has rubbed the top off.
Came out today washed her all over with vetadine creamed agin and waiting for her to dry a bit so I can leave.
I feel utterly miserable and guilty.
I knew my saddle fit was a bit off but didn't realise it was bad enough to have a huge welt on 1 side and nothing on the other.
I'm flummoxed as to how she's gotten sweat scald I was sure I'd washed her down well enough after riding. 90% of the time washed with betadine and water.
She's been a little tricky to catch for the lay few weeks within 3 mins normally though. I had been blaming the oats, the fact that the other 2 mares were galloping around stupidly and the cool weather.
I'm just feeling ugh. I should go ride my young mare but I'm just feeling so flat there's no motivation.
Surely I can't be the only one who's had these moments? Stupid little mistakes leading to guilt!
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