Sunday, March 2, 2014

2nd March, 2014 Cotton Wool?

Following on from the whole individual turn out/ herd turnout debate, here is proof that turning horses out together comes with a degree of risk. Tracey had a horrible day yesterday watching the vet sew up Bella's face where one of the ponies had bitten her. Only dental records would show which one it was but I suspect they were playing over the top of the gate between the two fields when one of them got overzealous.

Short of wrapping them up in cotton wool it is difficult to prevent any horse from getting injured. That said, I would always prefer horses to be able to interact with other horses.

Helen, the emergency vet from The Barn, did a fantastic job of cleaning up the wound and stitching it really neatly.