By Patty Wilber
First: Slim, the cryptorchid mustang stallion, was gelded 4/21/2016 at Albuquerque Equine. All went well!! Thank-you to all who chipped in!
Second: Max’s (the rescue from Walk N Circles) adoption is underway! More next week!
The Back Country Horsemen, Pecos Chapter, spends time in the back country (surprise!) and while we are very careful (some might even say boring) in our riding and tree-wreck clearing, this has helped us avoid having to make much use our first aid kits and first aid training!
Still, since we have these kits, it does behoove (he he beHOOVE) us to be trained. Luckily, we have Lisa Kazmar who is a certified first aid instructor who put on a scenario-based training for us last weekend! And double lucky, we have Dr. Stacie Boswell who gave us some equine first aid tips as well!
Lisa Kazmar, our fearless instructor! (And Terri’s head)
Dr. Stacie supervising leg wraps (and we all got to practice!)
For the human part, we had four scenarios, and I failed to get pictures of the first one I participated in–a nasty bleeding compound fracture! Continue reading »