Day 19

Today was day nineteen and the conclusion for treating Mara’s hoof abscess. We determined that the healing has progressed nicely. So I jumped on bareback to walk around the indoor arena and Mara no longer has her hoof wrapped. I learned a great deal about treating an abscess and Mara was a wonderful patient throughout….

Sugardine 

Mara has been able to now move on from the medicated poultice pad to the sugardine treatment for her hoof abscess. The sugardine is Betadine mixed with sugar to the consistency of peanut butter, packed on the hoof and secured with a baby diaper, vet wrap and duct tape. She has made wonderful progress, thank…

Icicles on Eyelashes

It was below zero for my Mara Moment today. Mara is walking so much better and has another fresh poltice pad now reinforced with duck tape (thanks Hannah.) Both her eyelashes and chin whiskers had icicles! However her heart and thick coat were warm in the bright sunshine. A quiet, cold and abbreviated visit for…