I forgot to share yesterday that the vet gave me the change they used to measure where they were on Stampede’s spine in the x-rays. He told me to keep Stampede’s lucky change and bring it to use next time. 🙂
Stampede surprised me today and was very good for his stretching exercises. He caught on very quickly and other than logistical issues with grabbing the treat from me while his head was to his chest, I didn’t have any trouble.
The trouble came when you looked at him from the side today. Sensitive skinned TB in action…
So I took him to the wash stalls even though it was only in the 60’s and had to scrub him with Dawn dish soap (and warm water) where all the betadine was still on his coat. He was not pleased! The second picture is after his scrubbing, but you can still tell that the line matches the betadine. Silly pony.
The spots had already gone down some by the time I left tonight, so hoping for a healed pony tomorrow. Trying not to freak myself out about it – I know it’s from the betadine but I don’t want to miss signs of an infection. I’m good at worrying.
Rode P after Stampy got done with his stretching, scrubbing, and grass-eating. Just a nice bareback ride as the sun went down. Got to watch Christie and some others jump while I was at it. Mr P was a good boy as usual and enjoyed his grazing time in the dark afterwards.
No riding tomorrow, just lots of pony stretches. P has been joining in on a few for fun. Now off to watch my horse stretching dvd with the husband before bed (he’s excited).