He popped a WHAT?

Dressage Mom Archive on June 10, 2008, 18:48

A few years ago I was grooming Kaswyn before my ride and I saw a small wound on his coronet band. I said "Oh no!" and my friend Linda heard me. She said "What?" And I said "My horse has a puncture wound!"

She came over to take a look, and said "That's not a puncture wound! He popped a gravel."

I said "What's a gravel?"

She explained that a gravel was a small abcess that worked it's way up the hoof wall and came out at the coronet band instead of out the bottom of the foot. I asked if I should call the vet, and she laughed, saying that the problem was now