Sigh.... I poked and prodded and while there is a little heat in the area, he doesn't seem to be sensitive. I cold-hosed the area on Saturday and Sunday, and worked him lightly in the round pen or on a lunge line so he would at least move around and not get stiff. Even though he doesn't seem to be sore, I'm going to give him a few days of light ground work because the swelling is too close to the girth for me to feel comfortable putting a saddle on him. I don't want to inadvertently make it worse, plus he is a tough cookie and he might be a little sore but just isn't showing it.
|Saturday - Hematoma on chest & between legs|
|Saturday - Comes almost all the way to the girth area|
|Being goofy after cold-hosing|
|Some light work on Saturday and Sunday, just to keep moving.|
I wish I had more for you! Horses will be horses, hopefully in a few days Marley will be feeling better and we can get some riding in! For now, we will probably take lots of walks, do some pampering, and take lots of pictures.