|WHY DO YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES EVERY TIME |
I TAKE A NICE PHOTO?!?!
I've been playing around with the ponies a little bit. Suzie got adjusted back on Saturday evening and now is off for some reason. I had her trot for me lastnight and she was still noticeably off, so I'm hoping the major adjustments the chiro did to her shoulder will settle soon enough. Poor mare.
And while we are on the topic of poor mare Suzie; she got a few lacerations inside her butt sometime before the Horse Show. It appeared fairly fresh when I found it and I started to clean it really well to ensure that no fecal matter was getting into it. Because of my
|This makes my womanly parts hurt.|
The skin between her thighs began sloughing off and subsequently, would rub raw all day long. Why? Simply because I am an idiot and after washing her butt-sores, did not dry between her thighs. So.... Pony walked around all night and during the heat of the day with moist thighs (mmmm, that's a wonderful picture right there) and it chaffed really really badly.
A friend recommended I use baby butt cream so I went out to the barn armed with Zinc-cream and baby powder and doused Suzie with it andddd.... within 12 hours, the redness, heat and swelling all vanished! Hooray for non-angry dry thighs! Poor mare.
I repeated the treatment on Day 3 of Mission Dry Thighs and since then, have not repeated the treatment. As for her butt lacerations, they healed just fine and I am checking them daily. You can kind of see a bit of one puncture/laceration in the photo above, which has healed nicely!
|Baby butt paste on my hands and the little black ickies|
from mare-pant's legs.
Here is my cleaning regime:
Step 1 - Douse the legs in Zinc-cream and baby powder to dry them out. This is what I used until I got the ointment from the vet. I found that the zinc-cream "gathered up" the gunky bits and loosened them up quite a bit. I left this concoction on her legs for a day until it dried.
|You can see where she has "bare" spots after I had brushed her legs down to remove|
the zinc-cream/baby powder. All these spots more or less had those black
ickies - save for a few spots where she just has scars.
Step 3 - Prep the leg and kill any loose bacteria with rubbing alcohol on a gauze pad - pat down the leg with alcohol in all areas, including above the hock area.
Step 4 - Ensuring leg is dry from alcohol (don't have to use a lot), put on ointment in trouble spots.
|After 1 treatment - you can see missing hair on the brown|
leg easier, but there is pinker skin poking through the
white leg as well.
Annnnd lastly, what is GOING ON WITH MY MARE'S MANE.
|Suzie disapproves of the overly full shit-barrow. I need a bigger one, me thinks.|
WHAT in the WORLD has happened?! Suzie now is sporting half a friggen mo-hawk. Ewww. I completely regret pulling her mane after I found out Western folk don't normally pull manes - they just cut and sculpt... *cries* I'll have to see what kind of "fixing" I can do, but it's not looking hopeful! The hairs I pulled from underneath have grown and subsequently pushed the mane upwards and created this disgusting mo-hawk....
Annnd in Tally news, she still disapproves of the slow feeder so I've taken the "slow" attachment off. She has been spirited the last few days, I think she is missing being ridden.