Right before I left for Africa Cinder's hives that had been off and on for weeks finally decided to stay on. The vet came out two days before I left and we put her on steroids for 3wks and started the process of trying different bedding. So far the sawdust the barn gets and one brand of bagged pine shavings don't agree with the princess. We're trying pellets at the moment, and she comes off another round of steroids tomorrow so fingers crossed!
|She was so mad|
But there's progress! Vet wanted me to try and rinse Cin off after each round of failed bedding to clean her up. Only problem is she absolutely HATES the hose and getting wet. I was able to sponge her off, but no time like the present to work on getting hosed off. We had one major come to Jesus moment after she busted the crossties and jumped half way into a wheelbarrow during our first attempt at bath time. But with the help of a stud chain and cookies I've slowly been able to work our way up to a full bath. She still hates getting her hind legs wet and will kick out (not at me, more stomping angrily) but she hasn't tried to vacate the wash rack or run me over again, so I'll take it.
|So grown up!|
Being a grownup horse is HARD.ReplyDelete
Oh Cinder!! Naughty babeh!ReplyDelete
Yikes! Rearing is my least favorite evasion! Hopefully she gets over that nonsense quickly. The hives too!ReplyDelete
She's looking beautiful though! Hate to say it... but she's going to be a big girl!