Hello! Rose has recently cut herself on her leg. It's on a really weird spot, too- it's on the upper part of the inside of her back leg.
I won't even try to understand how she did that one... Anyway, she needs to have it hosed off and have medicine put into it and everything. She had another injury like that last spring, too, and we had to hose it out as well. Seeing as horses are made of glass and often need their injuries cared for, I was wondering if you have any ideas how to make it more enjoyable for the horse? When I hose her leg, I need to tie her up to keep her still and still have enough arms to hose her leg, as I typically do that stuff on my own. I found a good way to keep her occupied is to put hay in a chair in front of her. However, that only works when she isn't stressed out, since horses don't eat when they're stressed. She also likes to knock the hay over, both to entertain herself seeing me pick it up for her (she's such a silly horse
) and to get a quick break from her leg being hosed. Another thing I do is talk and sing to her, which requires no free arms and Rose seems to find quite entertaining, especially singing. I was just wondering if you guys have any suggestions on how to make a fairly unpleasant thing slightly better for the horse, besides from my rather strange ways of entertaining her? Anything would be appreciated.