BLACKJACK LAND & CATTLE COMPANY: MY MARE...MY GIRL.......

Monday, December 29, 2008

MY MARE...MY GIRL.......

Me and my girl, I just love her so! Well this afternoon I had to take her to the vet and drop her off, she is scheduled for surgery tomorrow morning between 10:30-11. I will get to pick her up Wednesday morning. Here is the whole story~the last time we worked cows when I was saddling her I felt a couple of bumps/knots on her left side where her front girt goes. Saddled her anyway, thinking they were just bites. Well we had been penning cattle for about 30 minutes and I asked her to start loping and she kicked out! What in the world I say and try again and this time I know she was kicking out. Which, even though she is a mare, she doesn't ever act this way. I knew immediately something is wrong and take her back to the trailer and get "Willis." We finish working for the day and I call the vet and make her a apt. for the next day. Of course I'm thinking everything from nothing to she has cancer by the time I get her there! He exams her and determines she has a huge girt knot. It is accumulated scar tissue that can happen and the only way to get rid of it is to have it removed. The best way he said is to lay her down so he can make sure he gets it all, if he did not it would come back. He did say it is very painful for the horse and that is why she was kicking out. After surgery it will be 30 days before I can ride her again. He said I probably could after 15 days, but he would prefer 30 to make sure she is completely healed. Not a problem, I was going to give her a break this winter and work with "Willis" anyway. So we took her this afternoon and dropped her off. That was hard, I tell ya. She is such a special horse to me and we have such a bond. I know I'm ready for it to be over with and have her back home with me!! So say a prayer for her and Dr. Thoni! And for me as well~that I don't go crazy with her gone!!

11 comments:

cdncowgirl said...

Best wishes for your sweet mare (that's a gorgeous pic of you two by the way!).

Train Wreck said...

Oh yes I hope everything goes smoothly. Wow I would have been thinking the same thoughts. Please keep us posted as you get information. Good Ol Willis! ha what a fun name! "Whatchu talking bout Willis!" hahaha

gtyyup said...

Prayers for your mare...I'm sure that it was really hard to drop her off today...keep us posted will ya?

Chin up cowgirl~~

Rising Rainbow said...

I've never heard of such a thing. That sounds pretty miserable. Hope she heal quickly.......poor girl.

Leslie said...

Hope the procedure goes well! :)

Patti said...

I love that picture!! I hope al goes well for her and for you!!

The Wife said...

Here's to everything going well. I'll keep y'all in my prayers.

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Praying for you and your mare. Our animals are such an important part of our lives....I totally understand your anxiety with the surgery on her.

Ranch Diva Rachel said...

Poor thing... both you and her! But think how much better she will feel with that nasty knot gone.

Broken Y said...

Oh, poor baby . . . just think how happy she will be once all this is over!! There is always anxiety, especially when you truly love your horses! I'll keep you in my prayers that He will calm your spirit.

Blessings~
P.

Andrea said...

I do hope that everything goes well!! I could only imagine how much that knot must have bugged her. She and you will be happy when it's gone.