Discipline: LD/Endurance, CMO, Trail Rider, Cartoonist, Writer, Co-Director/ Green Bean Endurance
Favorite Links for training, gear, and memberships!
- National Association of Competitive Mounted Orienteering
- HOW TO CMO
- What is CMO?
- Old Dominion Endurance Rides
- Renegade Hoof Boots
- Riding vs. Racing a discussion with the Duck.
- Trumbull Mountain's INTRO TO ENDURANCE RIDING
- Principles of Conditioning
- Conditioning the endurance horse by SERA
- Short Article: Feeding & Training the Endurance Horse
- Feeding the Endurance Horse, Swedish Author
- Preventing Dehydration In the Endurance Horse, Ontario Competitive Trail Riding Association
- Jim Holland's fantastic training links here!
- South Eastern Distance Rider's Association
January 11, 2010
Phebe's mysterious mouth swelling.
It is always something...her scratches are clear on three legs now, and the last little spot is about the size of my little fingernail on her left hind pastern. She is taking an antifungal drug orally, and furazone topically which between the two has about got it whipped. I was ready to heave a great sigh of relief that I would not be doctoring a horse for the first time in three and half months. Then the middle of last week I saw her jaw was very swollen just below the ridge of the cheekbone. It was very hard and didn't seem to bother her when I pressed on it. A couple days later it was gone. This afternoon it was back again, even bigger. I could just see the rodeo of getting the vet out here, the footing slick, Phebes freaking out because she hates the vet. So I trudge back in the house thinking if it isn't better tomorrow I guess I'll have to suck it up and call the vet. I go out an hour later to catch her to treat her pastern, go to put the halter on and she looks perfectly normal! Is the little bugger getting a wad in her jaw eating??? A dental swelling can't just pop up and down in a matter of an hour? If it pops up again I'm going to stick my fingers in there and see what's up...