Friday, March 4, 2011

Sam trys to jump a fence - FAILS

Yesterday afternoon I went out into the paddock to bring Poppy in, looked around for Sam but couldn't find him. A look in the neighbours paddock and there he was grazing in the paddock behind us. I left Poppy where she was, went and grabbed a halter and walked round to catch Sam. He was very happy to be caught meeting me up in the top corner. How considerate of him. quick check and a few scrapes but he was walking sound so I took him home to clean him up.

Once things were cleaned the injuries were a little more serious than I first thought. They are still all superficial but I cleaned them up, dressed them and bandaged him up for the night.

After I cleaned it all up
A scratch under the arm pit.
This morning everything didn't look too bad except that he had rolled through the night. One of the bandages had slipped down a little so part of the wound got pretty dirty. I took the bandages off, cleaned everything up. Took his temperature and that was normal. My neighbour popped in to have a look and we thought it may be better to let it all dry so I sprayed it with Lotagen, put a clean rug on him and turned him out to graze. What did Sam do, went and found the dirtiest spot and ROLLED!!!!! How ungrateful! So I bought him back in, cleaned everything up again and sprayed it all again.
This morning
Slightly swollen, but looking good I think
This afternoon when Scott gets home I will give him a shot on Penicillin. I'll Check Spellingprobably give this to him for three days, just to make sure. At least he isn't sore, I have watched him have a trot around the paddock, he is still annoying Poppy and seems pretty happy.

Silly ponies!


Anonymous said...

Not too bad, considering - wonder what caused him to jump out?

Amy said...

Silly ponies is right. Poor guy. I hope he learned his lesson.

Frizzle said...

Ouch! Those hock injuries aren't pretty. But, yes, considering the fact that horses are walking suicide machines, they're really not too bad. Yep, the grass really is always greener on the other side of the fence. ;-)

SprinklerBandit said...

Glad Sam is ok, despite his escape attempts. Silly boy.