(Or Not) Consolation Skin Epic, Continued
Aaaaand, Sunday’s ride on Consolation…wasn’t.
The skin issue returned. Again. That makes twice I thought it was resolved, only to have it reappear within a day or two. Time to bring in reinforcements.
I’m pleased to announce that the vet’s visit confirmed I am neither crazy nor stupid. He’d never seen anything like Consolation’s skin problem, either. Its nature remains uncertain — not readily identifiable as bacterial, fungal, allergic, or anything else he recognized. We discussed a biopsy but his opinion was that the liklihood of learning anything useful was minimal.
Instead, he put her on anti-inflammatories to keep her comfortable while the skin takes time to heal itself. No topicals, just time, since it appears the problem is capable of resolving on its own. Hopefully, now that the inflammation is down and the mystery problem has moved away from the saddle area, I’ll be able to start riding very soon.