I figured that with continual updates to Strider, his life and condition, it might be best to move over to journals vs nutrition and pictures, though I imagine there will be plenty of both here!
If you missed it, basically I felt bad and did something stupid, and picked up the better looking of two QH colts at the auction a week ago. I've since pretty much made him a big sidetrack in my moving plans, prioritizing his care over everything else....so though I'm sorta behind, Strider has got his coggins results, rabies, some shots, dewormed etc, and is now off his breeder's property, which is great, considering she originally had 18 head, no power and was getting water from a neighbor's house!! Yeek!
Anyway Strider is a good boy but he is definitely a handful in some senses. Now that he is feeling a bit better, he is showing exactly how accident prone a horse can be. He looked like Franken-Pony when he arrived...and that's way worse now that everything is medicated up, oiled and brushed out...
I've put MTG on all the parts that are healed(ish) with just a little scab or pink skin showing, I've put SWAT around all the open wounds, sprayed him with fly spray, and put Blue Kote (sp?) spray on the BIG looking wound he opened up on his leg. =/ I applied Swat around that too...I haven't put anything on his castration incision...the vet said it didn't need anything but me to lunge him daily and keep it draining.
This is Strider the day after I purchased him, still at the breeder's house:
...and here is Strider yesterday:
And his leg =/