Horses are horses and we can’t wrap them in cotton wool although we do try so hard to prevent injury’s! Accidents happen no matter what!
Ghost our new filly has settled well, she’s been accepted within the herd and now plays with Regent and Reality but and it’s a big BUT on this occasion their playing has caused great upset at Redheart Appaloosas!
One of the boys has caught Ghost’s leg hind leg, a wound that I have seen many times before and I know it’s not a good!
Despite little sleep as we have tended to Princesse Pascale and her new arrival, we loaded Ghost at first sight of this wound and headed off to Three Counties Equine Hospital.
At this point we didn’t know if the injury had affected the tendon sheath, she wasn’t lame so this was a blessing, all we could do was clean it, bandage it and let the professional deal with it.
Thankfully Ghost is a very sensible filly, she loaded and was a dream for the Vet and staff which makes the process so much easier to deal with.
It wasn’t long before the good news came, the injury hadn’t interfered with the tendons. She was stitched up and brought back home on strict box rest.
We have a long journey ahead of us but we will do our best…