Cold hosing a wound

Last week I returned from a ride, looked over at Charlie standing in the field, and realized that he had an injury. The kind of injury that looks like it needs stitches.  A quick iPhone photo sent to the vet confirmed it. As the she said, if the cut looks like it will talk to […]

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When your horse gets kicked.

With horses, it’s always something. I don’t normally feed Saturday mornings but I’m sure glad I did last weekend. It took me only a few minutes to see that Freedom was hurt and it looked bad. He had been kicked on his left forearm. The area was hugely swollen and there was a big jagged […]

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Putting together a first aid kit

With a rash of minor injuries at the barn lately it’s caused me to look carefully at our communal supplies. Having essential supplies at hand can make a difference when your horse is uncomfortable or injured and you can save money by ordering essentials in bulk and certainly it’s better to have them on hand […]

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