We had a mare a number of years ago who had been poked dead into chest with a basketless ski pole by some cretin before we got her. She healed beautifully and went on to have many years of happy life. It did take hours of cleaning and draining...
Thanks so much to everyone. Man those jingles are powerful stuff! Today alone this wound has been working overtime to fill back in up to surface level. I am not even kidding. There's almost no hole today. I was granted permission to wash his leg below the shaved area and he stood and grazed patiently. He is quickly getting spoiled as I come up with things that might help or that he needs. So now he has a new sheet that will hopefully cover his leg as he lays down, a new halter, and a boredom ball.
Yep I am a sucker. But he's so cute. Oh and not sure if I mentioned it before, my first act of ownership was to change his barn name from "Luner" to "Lunar." It makes more sense now.
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Reason: phone spelling issues upsetting my inner spelling nazi.
"Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries
Oh my gosh! Good on you for taking a chance on him and all our jingles to you! You are definitely not alone, I am desperately hoping mine stops being sore enough to do his job. Horses... Hang in there!
Looks like he's healing quickly! Still sending jingles your way and watching for updates.
The name Yardsale is amazing. Seriously, how many of us have watched Antiques Roadshow and heard some outrageous amount quoted by an expert for a hideous vase that a little old lady bought for $3 at a yard sale? I think it has that "diamond in the rough"-esque aura! He may very well be your "special find"!