When you get rained out/take a break/go on vacation and let it go to nine days since seeing your large majestic horse creature, you are bound to come back to some surprises.
Simon for one, was surprised his mom abandoned him. I came back to a wild & wooly creature who was caked in sweat and looked at me like, “I’m HOT. I’m COVERED in flies. My eyes HURT. Where have you been woman?!?”
I guess he has gotten used to the finer things in life.
As I looked him over, I reached my first major surprise. Back before the horse show, he had a little fungus on the back of his hocks. Nothing unusual, the same kind of stud crud horses get on the back of their front legs. I curried it off and probably applied some MTG knowing me. It was only on one hock.
When I inspected the area yesterday, I saw this:
Those white spots are hair. Healthy, slick hair. They turned white in less than 9 days. It’s not bird poop. It does not wash out. Has anyone ever seen something like this? Is my horse turning into an appaloosa?
Current theories are fungus or rubs/irritation from his BoT hock boots… but that seems strange. He doesn’t wear them for more than a few hours at a time, but it was very hot/humid last time he wore them at the horse show.
The final surprise came the next day when I came to the barn with a new fly mask for my boy since his eyes were getting so irritated. I was not the only horse mom to give their baby a fly mask, so the horses were having quite the “maskerade party” out there. Hahaha, I crack myself up.
Did your horse come with any magical white spots or fly mask shenanigans this week?