Riding in Cold Weather (and Treating Hematomas)

Adding cold weather to a life with horses means a lot of extra work (and extra clothes). It means making sure that water troughs are clear of ice, and maintaining a training program despite a frozen arena. Thank goodness for trails. Hills are really good for developing balance, and they create opportunities to teach patience to young horses.

I typically shy away from showing gross stuff in my vlogs, but this week I thought it would be interesting to talk through how my vet dealt with a hematoma on Lear’s chest. If you are easily bothered by blood, you may want to skip past this part, but otherwise it’s pretty cool to see. Lear recovered quickly and was back on the trails the very next day.

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Elisa Wallace

4 star event rider, mustang advocate, and YouTuber

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