Viva Carlos asks a pretty humbling question about horse-care. We all know that horsemanship is something we learn at an ongoing basis, and most situations could be handled a gazillion different ways. L asks us, "What is/was your biggest horse care mistake?"
No judgement, please!
I think my biggest horse care mistake thus far was dealing with a colic episode in a lease horse. I had instilled the aid of a mentor to assist and ensure everything progressed smoothly. However, knowing what I know now I would have not dealt with that colic episode the same way. In hindsight (which is always 20/20), knowing what I know now, I would have been able to deal with the episode on my own.
I do realize, however, each and every party deals with things in their own way (I mean, there are more than 100 ways to skin a cat) but for that particular moment, I so deeply wish I could have gone back and changed the outcome.
Oh, and if you are wondering, the lease horse was fine.
My pride isn't though. I'll live.