>> August 25, 2015 – injury
One of the reasons you should buy a Welsh Cob is that they make up for their purchase price in a lack of vet (and farrier, for that matter) bills over their lifetime. I think it's the (at times annoyingly) strong sense of self-preservation.
Anyway, I've owned Connor almost four years and Sunday we had our first injury! Feel free to punch me, because you can hardly call it that.
|From pastern to stifle|
It looks like...I have no idea. I think the fence was involved, because there's white paint on the inside of the right hind hoof:
Maybe he slid underneath the fence all the way to his stifle? I couldn't see any signs of a struggle in the paddock. Remember, he's on solo turnout because otherwise he's impossible to catch, so whatever it was is self-inflicted. He doesn't even share a fenceline with anyone.
One way or another, he's fine, he just scraped the skin with the exception of the one spot on his pastern, above.
The leg was swollen, so I cold hosed and put TriCare on it, then threw him on the lunge line to make absolutely sure he was sound before I got on him.
Uh....yep. Survey says: sound.
When he got done with that, the leg was still warm but the swelling had gone down. Success.
|Not yet cool, but tight.|
Thus concludes the quad-annual Welsh Cob injury post. You may continue with your daily lives now.