From Endurance to Dressage
Speaking of Skin Ailments
So here's a quick update on Izzy's sarcoid. The wound site isn't clear yet, but it's looking good, and Izzy isn't bothered by me poking around at the scab. Not to be outdone by his older brother, Izzy gets his own daily ointment.
Would you believe it's the first jar of Swat I've ever purchased? Dr. Tolley suggested the Swat since the hole left by freezing off the sarcoid was pretty big, and it is a sensitive area after all.
It actually looks really good. There's no swelling, and as the scab shrinks, pink, healthy skin is showing through. I really want to just yank the scab off, but I am resisting as the scab is probably protecting that new skin from biting flies and dirt.
I'll let you know how it does once the scab falls away.
9/12/2017 03:29:10 pm
Bag balm is another good ointment I use frequently . Dosent have quite the protective qualities of swat , but has its own antibiotic. I buy the pink swat , so I can see when it needs reapplying. Happy trails !
9/13/2017 05:08:19 am
Like most horse people, I own bag balm as well. I find it too sticky for most things, but now and again it serves a purpose. Anymore, for things that need to be "dabbed over," I use coconut oil. :0)
9/12/2017 06:50:33 pm
Only horsewomen will post pics of their horse's unmentionables! I used to buy Swat by the case for my paint. He had sweet itch and just went crazy trying to scratch his sheath and belly. Swat was the BEST! I also like the pink buy mainly because I think it stays on longer.
9/13/2017 05:09:59 am
Not having ever been a Swat user, I didn't know it came in any other color! Since it seems to go a long way, I don't know when I 'll need to replace this jar, but when I do, I'll keep an eye out for the pink version! :0)
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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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