When we left last off on Stampede updates, we were just starting to jump some hunter courses after a long hiatus of health issues with the beast. Since we all know how Stampede is he had to cause another issue…
Again so thankful for Equifit Hoof Tape. The beast was lame on his left front coming out of his stall on a Thursday and thankfully popped his abscess on Monday.
The bad part was that it came out through the heel bulb and was very sensitive for a while. Also once the farrier trimmed it back you can see quite the abscess path going on!
So he actually has a crevasse going from the original opening down to his frog now that kind of juts out and according to the vet will fall off eventually. Lovely! So lots of iodine to keep it hardened up and back to work we went.
I had hoped to have the beast ready to jump in the show this weekend but after the abscess issue I knew it wouldn’t work out. 4 courses since 2014 really isn’t the way to get back in the show ring! For a while I felt sad and resigned to not doing the show, but then several friends told me I should just do some flat classes since Stampede hadn’t been in the show ring since 2014.
So we did two flat classes each day over the weekend and scored one nice shiny ribbon.
My special needs horse won the Adult 18-35 hunter hack. Good pony 🙂