Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Apparently our Orphan Annie didn't figure out the new fence even through it is a 5 foot high 3 strand high tensile with 2 strands of 1" gold and black poly tape sight cord WITH bright pink ribbons 6 inches long every 4 feet!!! Darn horse tried to RUN straight through the fence last night and is all sliced up! We have had this mare for 13 years now and have yet to be able to use her for lessons because she is always either lame, injured or sick! I love the poor dear who was orphaned at 2 weeks old and bottle raised before becoming a broodmare then coming to join our farm as a sanctuary horse when she kept getting hurt at her original farm. Never seems to matter how we bubble wrap her but around early June she gets hurt and isn't recovered until mid Fall just in time to miss a whole season of riding again!
Anyway her wound just split and tore the skin but is in a terrible spot to bandage so for all my horsey peoples on here I posted photos of a bandage my son came up with 2 years ago for a gelding who hurt the upper foreleg rather than the chest area like Annie has... This bandage combined with Vetricyn (sp?) worked fabulously for him and we hope will do the same with her as her wound is much less severe than his. He was fully healed and back to light work in just under 3 months!!!
Bandage is made up of a training surcingle, old fleece saddle pad and girth cover to give extra cushion since she will be wearing it for a while! Standing wrap (the blue strap holding it all up) an apron turned upside down and a puppy pee pad duct tape to the inside of the apron for easy clean up. All we have to do is untie the apron strings to spray meds on several times a day and change the bandaging when dirty but since it does not press directly on the wound it allows great air flow while protecting from dirt, bugs etc... I worked fantastically for Tuffy though Annies is tied up a bit differently due to the difference in wound locations.
This is what the bandage is covering...