Ask and you shall receive :)
We got a little break today
Hive/welts/bug bites looked a bit better today on their own.
I did Marissa's lovely suggestion of 3 parts H20 to 1 part white vinegar sponge bath on the Prince today, and yum.... it felt cool to the touch, it kept the flies off him while he dried and totally made the welts depuff instantly. Pretty cool.
And at the cost of 1.99 a gallon of vinegar..I'd say a nice thing to have in the tack room.
I'll do a second rinsing tomorrow as well, and if this continues to improve, I wont put him on Tri-Hist and she'll have saved me about $80. Um...thank you!! :)
What is so funny, is I have a vague memory of my Yiayia (Greek grandma) putting vinegar on my bug bites while visiting her in Greece. Damn, Yiayia-ahead of her time.
After Laz's sponge bath, I hand walked him.
He is walking totally normally now, trot is still limpy but he has a lot of bruising on his RR.
I assume that will take a while to heal.
I have been applying my Absorbine Green dressing that has Arnica in it, so hopefully that will help.
(cue angels above to sing in harmony)
It had been since May 23rd, but whose counting? ;)
I hopped on bareback/halter ghetto style and we just walked.
Walked around the arena, out onto the front of the property on grass and along the sides of pastures.
Trimmer Michelle said that riding him at the walk should help his feet out and help him naturally wear his thickened sole down but to keep off gravel due to his bruise.
We are happy to walk.
Laz marched around like a proud OTTB with a job.
Licking his lips, ears perked and smiling girl on his back.
We rode like we hadn't missed a beat.
I love this horse.