But - not that long ago, Chinga had an issue. We can honestly not tell you what happened, but I arrived in the afternoon after exams to find his cut all down his side, cuts on his neck, two large gashes on either side of his rump and cuts down the back of his legs. Thankfully - after cleaning them up they were all not has bad as they originally looked. I spoke to my vet and she said all I could do was keep them clean and sprayed with an antibiotic spray. Also, to bandage the ones that needed bandaging. This was not what I needed mid-exam block.
I was very glad that it wasn't as bad as it could have been, but we actually have no idea how his managed to do this - unless he has tried to roll under a fence or something. There are no fences down anywhere, no wire or trees fallen. Nothing. Either way, to be safe we moved him out into another paddock. Now his heeled enough to ride and compete on this weekend. I wouldn't be competing him if I though it could negatively affect him at all. :)
Which, is another reason why I haven't been online much - this weekend I have one of my biggest comps. I'll be competing twice at a Hunter Trails event in a low class and then one a bit higher, so wish us luck!! I will try to get photos, but it will be very hectic trying to get to all my rounds on time let alone bringing a camera along.