Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Lily wound, jumping in the trailer and finally, rain.

I knew we should declare it Saturday.

Lily has some sort of ... thing on her back. Stephanie, who loves horses and works in our office, had come over with Sierra. As she was petting Lily she noticed a swelling and a scab in the center of her back, just behind the wither. About the size of a matchbook.

The swelling was down below it and when she pushed on it a bit of pus came out.

We peeled back the scab, ran a cold water hose on it and the swelling went down.

Did I take pictures so I could get a blogger diagnosis? No. I'll take some in the morning when I go check on her and run the water on it.

I don't know if it's a bite, it looks a little more like a scrape, but a pretty nasty one. It's in the area where horses tend to groom one another, so I don't know if it could be that.

I'm hoping its not Cibolo. Otherwise we are going to have a problem...

Cibolo is now leaping into the trailer. He's like a parelli video.

And he'll hang out...

And back out calmly.

And it rained. Not much, but windshield wiper worthy. A nice break in what has been an oppressive summer...


Youvegotmaille said...

Thanks for coming by! I'm looking forward to reading more. Love your trailer pictures.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Sure hope Lilly's scab and swelling isn't much of anything. Way to go with the trailer training. Cibolo looks do you :)


Trailrider said...

Definitely wan't to see some pics of that wound...have you checked the saddle fit? Could the saddle have rubbed this spot, and it then become secondarily infected?

Breathe said...

YGM: Thanks. It's a nice trailer. :)

Lisa: Thanks, I like that color blue. It's my new favorite (goes so well with sorrel horses. I'm hopeless. LOL)

TR: I don't think it's a saddle thing because we didn't do any riding for some time - like a week. Someone thinks it's from rolling and it does have a scratch leading into it. I'll post some pics tonight.

Cara said...

You may never know what the wound was from. Horses seem to be able to hurt themselves in more ways than we can think of. It may have happened several days or even a week ago and is now infected and getting pus. Now that it is cleaned properly, it will most likely heal fine.

allhorsestuff said...

Great trailer news.
Mine has been balking since I had to give up the roomy 3 horse..nor she barely fits in the 2 horse ones and get really nervious...she does always get in but, I am sorry that she last all her room she loved.
Thatis a weirdo spot for a pussy scab? Do show us the pictures.
Kacy with Wa mare~