Last Tuesday, out hunting, Curly managed to cut herself on something. Most likely a rock. All of a sudden one of the other riders noticed that there was blood dripping down over her hoof.
Obviously, her owner went straight back to the barn. Sometimes injuries around the hoof bleed a lot but aren’t that serious. This one was a pretty good gash. Luckily, although it was deep, it did not impact the coffin bone.
It did, however, require four stitches and a course of antibiotics. Every day she had to have her temperature checked to make sure that an infection wasn’t brewing — injuries like that are very difficult to get entirely clean, and on top of that, it had to stay clean. Bad luck, then that it rained for two days last week.
Curly would not have appreciated stall rest but had a small run out area from her stall. That way she could move around a bit but Zelda couldn’t boss her around. The leg was protected by a bandages and it stayed very clean.
The good news is that Curly is healing nicely and should be back out under saddle in a day or two.