Over the weekend I went out to the barn in search of photo subjects to practice shooting with a much more complicated camera than my own. I found a very willing subject in Sadie, an english springer spaniel who has great enjoyment over catching snowballs.
She really put on a good show.
While I was out there I noticed that my overly friendly boy cut his leg while rolling.
I cleaned it up a bit and poofed it with "wonderdust" to help stop the bleeding. I'm thinking we are good...
But no! Monday it was a little swollen and by Tuesday it was icky. I've been cleaning it out and tending to him. On Tuesday morning, I gave him a warm water epsom salt pack to draw out the infection. He's walking fine on it and oddly there is no heat but he's super sensitive to the touch. I decided that movement would be helpful and had Betsy ride him. She only walked him and worked on his balance and bringing up his right shoulder when going to the right. He wasn't a very quick study this time.
Towards the end of the ride I noticed that his leg was draining like a river. Clear sticky stuff. In my mind, I'm thinking this is good. The epsom salts drew it out and the movement pushed it out. I cleaned it out again after the ride with wound wash, another warm water epsom salt pack and closed it up with wonderdust. I went back in the evening and he looked much better!
If I could only get him to stop doing this kind of stuff,
Now for a question to you guys and slightly off topic - how does one go about looking for a trainer in a new area? I could use your ideas.