From Endurance to Dressage
Another Sarcoid Update
This makes three, four ... ten updates? I've lost track. Suffice it to say that Izzy has been dealing with two sarcoids on his ... junk. One, we've treated twice - first treatment; second treatment. The other, we've let be until spring.
Our strategy, Dr. Tolley's and mine, has been to wait until spring where we could freeze the second sarcoid. Because it was so big (the sarcoid, not his wankie), Dr. Tolley said we'd have to knock him out (Izzy, not Dr. Tolley) on the lawn to really get to it. Our plan was to do it when I next take the boys in for their annual dentals and vaccinations.
I don't want to jinx anything, but I kid you not - the thing has almost disappeared! Again, the sarcoid, not his who dilly.
The one we treated (twice) is the lower patch of light skin. While it looks ugly, it feels like scar tissue. I am not sure if it's growing back or not, but it's still flat and thin.
The upper one, the one I am pointing at, used to be a good two inches or more in diameter and was at least as thick as a quarter and just as hard. Over the past few months, I've been noticing that it has gotten flatter and flatter.
When I poked at it this weekend, there was no depth to it at all. It is now simply scaly skin on the surface. I am not sure what happened to it. I am wondering if the trauma we caused to the first one created an immune response to the area, clearing up the second sarcoid in the process.
While it is a little worrisome that it has changed so dramatically (for the good), it looks like we won't need to freeze it off after all (the sarcoid, not his thingy)!
1/27/2018 06:14:19 am
My fingers are crossed!
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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.
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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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