|A year ago today - Mt. Pilhuck under clouds|
Part of my lack of ambition stems from hearing that Farah's scratches have taken a turn for the worse again... Dean thinks due to my riding her through some mud on Sunday. Her legs were clean when we got back to the trailers, I toweled her down, an hour in the trailer home - so the leg was well dried - but it wasn't enough to stop the bumps from returning. I was Goggling this morning & found this article by Heather Smith Thomas; that shows almost exactly what Farah's leg looks like. http://www.anvilmag.com/farrier/101f5.htm. I like the idea of the DMSO carrying the treatment deep into the leg.
This all started November 14th, when she stepped into a hole when we were trying to get to the Wetland. It was shortly after that ride that the bumps appeared on her high white rear sock - then developed into scratches. We've been fighting them since. She's been on the farm since the 25th. I miss having her at home with us. (Don't think Khari does :-) She's receiving the very best of care, a huge nice stall, bedded & dry. Riding two to three times a day to keep the swelling down & out of the lower leg. Her front legs had the scratches too, but they were under control & gone in a few days, no high white in the front. I should be grateful that it's just the one leg - but would be ecstatic to have it All gone! If you have any miracle cures... let me know!