I am a videographer in Portland, Oregon with a love for all things horses. Originally from Minnesota, my childhood was spent on racetracks across the Midwest. I am currently training my dream horse with hopes of excelling at dressage and Parelli. I have a Cairn Terrier, Ellie, and an old cat named Winston. I am fortunate to have a pretty nice boyfriend who understands and supports my love of horses. My blog helps keep a record of my successes and failures and helps friends and family enjoy the journey with me.
I have to swear! Maddy was kicked on her left hock. My mom was in town so we went out to see Maddy and I saw her hop. I immediately thought it was her left front which was were she fractured her coffin bone, but on closer inspection, I saw the blood running down her back leg and noticed the swelling. First the panic, then the dread, then the doctoring, and then the sleepless night. I had Dr. Barb Crabbe come out the next morning and take a look. She sedated her and probed her and said it wasn't as deep as she initially thought and that with antibiotics and a week off, she should be "ok." The above picture shows the wound, but it is covered in the "aluminum" spray that acts as a bandage. So when you apply this, I didn't need to wrap it.She gave me a regimen of medicines and told me how to clean and dress the wound for the next week. Unfortunately Maddy had other ideas. She didn't want me anywhere near that leg. Although she never got me, she did cow kick a few times and I gave up, preferring to keep my teeth and just went to the other side and reach across with a dab of Furizone (did I spell that right?:-) It is healing nicely, and the swelling goes down after the cold hosing. I am still nervous and worried about the outcome. I have to work on being more optimistic when it comes to her health, but it has been so hard to stay positive when one thing happens after another.