The good news - Chance appears to be back at 100 %. The last two days he’s been trotting around just fine. If he makes it to tomorrow (omg) then I will try riding him.
The bad news? Zola has injured herself. Our neighbors, Kellye and Jim called me yesterday evening at 7:45 to say Zola was next to the fence by their driveway and they could see she’d injured herself. I had been away most of the day, but was only 5 miles from home when I got the call. It was just before dark, and it was so lucky that they saw it when they did. As soon as I saw it I called the vet, who arrived within the hour. It took quite a while and many stitches! She had cut a 3 x 3 inch gash in the lower portion of her hindquarters on her left side. Thankfully in a nice fleshy area. Literally like two sides of a square that was then peeled open. The cut went completely through the skin and revealed the muscle and some fascia underneath. The action of the muscles sucked in air and then pushed it out, creating a pink foam that dripped from the wound. Not a pretty sight. Though it would have been kind of cool if it had been a Z!
The vet commented on what a good mind Zola has, as she handled it all very calmly and cooperatively. The only part she didn’t like was the bright lights in the dark, but she got used to them. She was confined to the round pen, per the vet’s instructions, for the night. I put Chance in with her to keep her somewhat mollified. She was upset for a while about not being with the herd, but she settled quickly. This morning I turned them both out, after finding the source of the injury.
Will take a photo some time today if it doesn’t rain.