A few weeks ago, he was being trailered to a trail ride in the back of a friends trailer. Something freaky happened....we don't know what.....and Gambler's leg went under the partition in the middle of the trailer and he was cut very badly. You can see it here...back leg on the left.
You may see it better here. Anyway, Cliff spent that whole day getting Gambler to the vet, having him treated and then getting him back home and stalled. He needed to keep the cut as clean as possible. It was bandaged and Cliff would have to change the dressing and put medicine on it regularly.
Gambler has had to see the vet, weekly, for check-ups to make sure he's healing properly. Here he is on his vet-visit, yesterday. The vet is pleased with his progression of healing.
Now, meet Big Butt Bertha. Just kidding, although she does have a big rump, her name is Sissy. Sissy is my daughter, Whitney's, horse. Sissy looks a little rough right now. Her mama hasn't been able to be here to comb out her mane. But back in the day, Whitney and Sissy won tons of blue ribbons. Whitney will be home for Emily's wedding in April, so Sissy will get some mama love, then.
Speaking of love......Sissy liked to have freaked, when Cliff loaded Gambler on the trailer to take him to the vet. She runs rampant in the pasture until she's a heaping sweating mess. Finally, she gets so tired that she calms down and just stands at the stall looking longingly for her boyfriend to return home.
This picture of her and the two above show her watching as Cliff takes Gambler out of the trailer. She gets so antsy, she can hardly contain herself. And then, when Cliff opened the stall door and let Gambler in......
He runs to her and they hug! This is serious Horse Love, y'all!
And because today is the day.....a little color to say.....Happy First Day of Spring!
Take care...Talk soon,
(Pssst....took these with my phone. I'll take better ones another time.)