Thursday, April 10, 2014

Rodeo Season!


Since we were talking about what you have on hand for medical stuff, I decided to take a picture of my little box :) I don't keep my bute in here and the wraps are in my tack box but you get an idea of what I have. Need to get gloves, ductape and hydrogen peroxide :)

Spoiled horse!

#henrythehunk

Lunged Henry last night, I am finally coming to the realization that I am too big to ride (24 weeks today) but I will find a way to keep this boy working and in shape :)

Heading to a rodeo tonight to watch the bff barrel race :)

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    1. It is!! Esp when you know someone racing!

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    1. Where are you?! That is crazy that there aren't any rodeos! lol

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  3. Have fun at the rodeo - that is some grass in the second photo!

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    1. Thanks! It's mostly weeds but it make for a cool picture :)

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  4. Your horse is absolutely gorgeous! I've always had a soft spot for chestnuts.

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    1. Ah thanks!!! I think he's pretty amazing too :)

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  5. I need to get my first aid stuff all in one place, right now it is just haphazardly thrown in my big tack box.

    Henry is always so shiny!

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    1. I must be nesting.. but at the barn lol!!

      Always grooming this boy!! Love that is pays off :)

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  6. Lucky pony! Have fun at the Rodeo!

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  7. Just wanted to share a science geek note: it's awesome to have a first aid box (mine is part of my "Magic Box" that always travels with me)!! But leave out the hydrogen peroxide -- it is cytotoxic (kills cells) for horses, humans, etc. So while it will make a satisfying bubbly show, it will slow healing and is an out-of-date method for flushing wounds. Most ER nurses won't use it these days!

    A better choice is saline solution (cheap at any drugstore) or in a bind, simple water. Anything water-based is always better to use for first aid (Nolvasan vs. the petrolatum-based Furazone, for example).

    Another things that makes me bonkers is Betadine -- used by horsemen for decades, it was designed as a surgical scrub for external use. It is a tissue fixer (meaning it stops cell growth/activity) and will also slow healing. Head back to that Nolvasan or simple neosporin (yep, safe and effective for your horse).

    :-) Hope you have a great time and I hope that first aid kit is never used (although we all know our horses, sigh, mine love to keep mine busy)!!

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    1. Oh great info thanks!! I will take those two things out of my "kit". I have a big horsey bottle of neosporin .. never heard of Nolvasan but i'll look into it :)

      YES hoping to not have to ever use this stuff BUT need to have it incase. I need to get a better box to put it all in, maybe a tackle box or something like that :)

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