Monday, October 21, 2013

Rain Rot


All of these pictures are old ones.  I didn't want to post without pictures, but I don't have any new ones, so there you go lol.  The weather has cooled off and we're almost done building the house, so I'll have more free time soon.... I was going to ride Chrome today and discovered that he has rain rot.  :(  Sucks!  So I scrubbed him all over with MTG (and punched a hole in my glove which got nasty MTG all over my hands so now they smell like sulfur.... yuck!).  Hopefully it will clear up soon.  Send fungus free healing thoughts for my boy please.  I'm probably going to start hand walking him on the roads and longeing him again until the rain rot heals, then I'll start riding him on the property and then I'll try riding out on the roads again (wish we had real trails).  I'll let you know how it goes.  Reading my blog friends' posts about riding out alone has given me the courage to give it a shot.  I can't wait!


Isn't he handsome?  I can't wait to get some new pictures of him.  :)

 

6 comments:

  1. Poor guy and poor you. Well, walkies are fun too, right? Hope he feels better.

    Mango Momma

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  2. Hope the rain rot clears up quickly so you can both stop smelling funky lol.

    Glad to hear the house project is progressing well! You're going to be so darn happy when it's done.

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  3. Hope the rain rot heals up quick! I miss your updates on Chrome :)

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  4. Oh good luck! (Both with the rain rot and riding out alone!)

    When you ride, keep your cell phone with you, make sure hubby knows where you are going, and make sure Chrome has ID on both saddle and bridle and you have hubby's info in your pocket. You never know what will happen and safety is key!

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  5. MTG does a great job growing hair back, but it doesn't actually kill the fungus. I recommend using an anti-fungal product (I recommend MicroTek) or scrubbing with Betadine.

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  6. MTG doesn't kill fungus?? I used it on a mare I had who was covered in rain rot head to toe and it got rid of it..... I have tons of betadine so I can bathe him in that... it's just a bit cold for a bath so I figured I would just use the MTG.

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