Let’s go ride! But first, man down! Eli injured himself in turnout. As I was pulling up to the barn Friday, a trainer I don’t ride with walked up to tell me Eli stepped on himself in turnout, but nothing bad, and she washed it and put ointment on it for me. Hardly bled at all. Okay, cool. He does that sometimes.
No, this is not a serious injury, but anything on the coronet or heel is not something I can ignore. He took a pretty good chunk out of his heel, so I decided to wrap it.
Ring’s that way, cookie lady. We had a nice quiet ride Friday evening. Eli was sound, so my guess is his heel doesn’t bother him much. The evening felt very hot, but with a breeze that didn’t quite feel like a blow dryer. I kept the flat work simple.
The wrap stayed on, but clearly it bled through a little. I cleaned it up and re-wrapped it for the night. We have a show coming up in two weeks, so I will be watching Eli’s heel very closely!