Waylon has decided that hind legs are overrated

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  1. emali06

    emali06 Senior Member

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    I've been using NuStock which is sulfur, pine oil and mineral oil. Prep H is an interesting idea!
     
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    bellalou Senior Member

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    Silly boy! Knock on wood, Bella has been injury-free for several months now. (Shhhhh.... don't let her hear that!)

    They seem to go through periods where every time you turn around, it's something else. Last month, Sparky kept getting open scrapes on his shoulder right where the saddle would sit. Nothing serious, but there'd be a little swelling and it was open so I wasn't going to ride. I'd no sooner get one healed than another would appear on the other side. :rolleyes:

    I'm pretty sure they were hoof scrapes from rough play - he's in with a 5-year-old gelding who he LOVES and they play a lot. The scrapes have disappeared though so I think he finally told the young'un to knock it off. Sparky loves young horses but he does discipline them when they get too big for their britches. :p
     
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    Glad it's healing well. I didn't mean to sound like I was disagreeing with your vets protocol, I was just curious! Different vets do things different and I like to hear about they whys
     
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    No worries. I’m glad it’s a similar recommendation. Every vet is slightly varied. Fingers crossed it keeps improving
     
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    reicheru Senior Member

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    My vet has the same protocol when Merle got caught in a scuffle in the shed (he's special).

    Morgan also feels like legs are over rated. She tried to cut one off back in late May.... got herself a nice joint infection... but seems like we are on the homestretch healing this mess (I'm not holding my breath) ugh
     
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    Jigglypuff today. Right leg was a little more forward so the comparison isn't great but there it is.

    Hes just a happy camper. Slight fill in the lower left hind from the scrapes of course. No big deal, just ugly lol
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    Even better today. I think we might start riding again this week. E2F4AB24-7EC0-4F4A-9E6D-DF61B103C6C8.jpeg
     
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    lucky_pine Senior Member

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    From what I can remember with my own issues with a filly that loved banging into stuff and getting the carp kicked out of her, movement is good for a hematoma. As long as he is sound on it, I don't see why you shouldn't ride.
     
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    OH Waylon, be a good boy and no more naughty injuries!!

    Speaking of which, Miss Frosty has apparently decided to boycott shows this summer. First, she had a jaw abcess that no one told me (until 2 days before the show) that I needed to test her for strangles even though the probability of it was VERY small (it came back negative....three days after the show I missed). Now, we have sudden hind leg lameness. And we missed the show this weekend, and are supposed to have one this upcoming weekend. She is on my naughty list.
     
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    I rode him a week after the initial incident and it caused the hematoma to expand so I gave him a lot more time off. We will ride this week and hopefully nothing changes
     
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