Yesterday the mare was full of herself...even with her heal injury ailing her. I have determined that after much pushing and squeezing and prodding...she really can't stand me to put any pressure on her left hind heal-though there is no skin eruption...must be a deep bruising.
I have requested a small grassy paddock for her healing days..so there she was-
I wanted her to face me and then come to me, and she kept turning to walk away. I persisted by patty my leg and looking at her hind -intently..she suddenly reared straight up on her hinds and pawed the air..I cracked up loudly so... she then walked over to me. Quite the display there Wa mare!
My next move was today....
1) Arnica in Oats ( oats make anything go down readily)
2) Epsom Salt Soak
3) Wonder wrap Poultice for her heal (calm coat makes it)
I soaked, then put 1/2 inch poultice of herbs in a gauze...duct taped it to her hoof and put a "Soft Shoe" bootie on her.( Cashel Co. used to make them)
Leave it over night...return in the morning!