Remnant of Rodney’s Past

Rodney sideview May 2016

I’ve talked a lot about Rodney’s back injury [Daddy Dearest, Piling on the Therapy]. I haven’t mentioned the scar on his other side, pictured here. It is from, we were told, an altercation with a doorlatch. The entire scar is 10″ long. The section with underlying muscle damage is 5″ long. The deep divot that reaches down to his ribs is about 1 1/2″ long. I’ve worked on it over the years: massaging it, applying whatever unguents we are putting on his back [Australian Dream Cream, Zheng Gu Shui]. No change. Although it lies under the saddle flap, it doesn’t seem to bother him. Not that I’ve had much chance to test that premise.

When Rodney goes into panic mode, he completely loses his proprioception [Reference Photos].

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Categories: Horse Behavior, Horse Care, Horses, Pasture, Photography

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