From Endurance to Dressage
An Update on Izzy's Sarcoid
I was really tempted to put some Equiderma on Izzy's healing sheath skin, but I stuck to the prescribed Swat. I don't think it's 100% healed, but it looks good. Knowing what it looked like the first time we treated the sarcoid, this time it looks as though we might have actually gotten it.
The first time we treated the sarcoid on Izzy's sheath, we treated it with Xxterra Bloodroot Paste which caused the body to have an autoimmune response. Essentially, we tricked the body into attacking the sarcoid. It was gross and took the better part of six weeks. It also didn't work.
This time, we used Cryotherapy to freeze it off. It's been less than three weeks, and right now, all I see is pink healthy skin. I am assuming that the skin will darken over time. Here's what it looked like this weekend.
The site feels clean and smooth, and he's completely un-reactive when I touch it. Well, as un-reactive as a gelding can be when you go messing with their junk. We still have the one up higher on his sheath to deal with, but we won't touch that one until we're sure this one stays gone.
Having two horses means I get to learn twice as much as the average owner. I don't think my brain could cope with three horses and their problems ...
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About the Writer and Rider
I am a lifelong rider.
I began endurance riding in 1996 where I ultimately completed five, one-day 100 mile races, the 200-mile Death Valley Encounter, and numerous other 50, 65, and 75 mile races. I began showing dressage in 2010.
Welcome to my dressage journey.
About Speedy G
Speedy went from endurance horse to dressage horse. After helping me earn a USDF Bronze medal in the summer of 2020, he is now semi-retired. Speedy is a 2004, 15'1 hand, purebred Arabian gelding. His Arabian Horse Registry name is G Ima Starr FA.
Izzy was started as a four-year old and then spent the next 18 months in pasture growing up. I bought him as a six-year old, and together, we are showing at the lower levels. He is a 2008, 16'3 hand warmblood gelding. His Rheinland Pfalz-saar International (RPSI) name is Imperioso.
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