Cinder-Bella

I have 2 things I tell the horses when asked to do hard things…

  1. You can do hard things. You’re not gonna die. You can do this.
  2. You can do it Cinderella!

Well, yesterday Sable had a vet visit…

Y’see, she’s been needing to get her teeth floated (link here to what that means, in case someone doesn’t know) and we made the appointment for yesterday. Hubby had the day off, so it would be an “all hands on deck” kinda day.

I love Sable.
I can do just about anything to her, or with her.
She’s pretty awful about people sticking hands in her mouth. Always has been…though with time and patience, she’s getting better about it.
But, that’s one of the reasons we knew she needed her teeth done.
And, last week, she was showing small signs of having trouble eating…which meant that no matter how much I worked with her to be okay about checking inside her mouth, I could not put off her dental work any longer.
Appointment was set.

But then…

Because like Farm Friend Toosh said…”It’s always something,…..isn’t it…?…..!!”

Yesterday morning, we go out to check on everyone, and get Sable ready for her appointment and find her face like this:

See the swelling on the right side?

I had initially said the swelling was on her left side…I’m an idiot. It’s clearly on her right side.
Oh, and she was not feeling good at all.
Thankfully, the Dr was just a 1/2 hour out and I promised her, he’d help her feel better.

When he arrived, I explained the situation, and he examined her.
He didn’t think it was a tooth causing the infection, and didn’t think it was strangles either (thank goodness!!) but something was clearly going on…

So, my “you can do this Cinderella” horse got a pain shot, and is on a 5 day course of antibiotic to clear this up.
Once that’s done, we’ll reassess to see if she needs another round of antibiotic, and then we’ll talk about her float.
She felt so bad yesterday that there was no way we were going to consider going ahead with the float.
Fighting with 1400lbs to do dental work when she’s not well is never a good idea.
So, I pay a little more in travel fees for the vet to come back out…worth it to get my Big Girl healthy before doing her teeth.

“Sing ‘Soft Pony’ to me Mama…drugged and in pain is a kinda sick…”

Somewhere along the way, when I was telling her “you can do this Cinderella” I turned Cinderella into Cinder-Bella…because she’s our Palomino Princess.
It just fit.

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9 thoughts on “Cinder-Bella

  1. Hope your pretty girl is feeling better soon! 💜

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  2. Comedy Plus says:

    See you needed the vet after all. Just not for what you thought you needed. All is good.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. ♥

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  3. anne leueen says:

    There is always something. My horse, Biasini, just had a three day fever and virus. Blood work and fecal exams showed none of the usual culprits ( which is good I think) and then the fever left. We had him on antibiotics( in case a bacterial infection was brewing) and flunixin for the fever. Now he is fine and I am rather tired.

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  4. Toosh says:

    A well timed vet visit, I hope she feels better soon 🙂

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    • WolfSong says:

      She’s getting there…I think we’ll need another round of antibiotics to get her to 100%. At least she’s on the mend…even if she’s tired of getting needled every morning.
      1 more needle, then it should be pills tomorrow (which may or may not be better).

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