Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Horses, Don't Try This At Home

Warning: somewhat graphic photos below.

So as most of you know a horse is capable of hurting himself or herself on pretty much anything. Hence the desire of many of us to try and bubble wrap our horses as much as we can. Here in Japan there is no hint of bubble wrap. Honestly It is amazing our horses aren't hurt more often.

This time it was Sky. When I got to the barn the vet was already there and in the process of stitching up a HUGE hole Sky managed to rip in his throat latch area. I'm not sure exactly how he managed this feat but somehow he found a bolt on the outside of his stall and decided to try and impale himself on it. Honestly, I'm not sure how he isn't dead. I have to imagine there are all kinds of major blood vessels he could have hit but somehow didn't. As long as we can keep the infection out he should be fine, though.

The photos in no way show how bad this looked in person

The vet did an excellent job with the stitching

You can see the tube that was inserted to help the wound drain
The vet has been out every day since Sky injured himself on Friday and so far Sky seems to be healing pretty well. The drain will hopefully come out this Friday if everything still looks good.

***side note***

You might have noticed I added a counter in the top right hand corner of the blog. It's basically counting down to June 1st. I'll still have about two weeks to go after that since our actual leave date isn't set yet but I figure by that time it will be close enough to start celebrating anyways.

1 comment:

  1. Aye! I hope Sky is ok and heals well!!

    Love the counter ;)