Image is doing much better. Jo has been diligently nursing him back to good health. She says she really enjoys doing this type of activity, so maybe it will provoke her to continue her desire to go to nursing school.
These types of injuries take some time to heal as they heal from the depths of the cut out toward the surface. While the outer layers may still look wet, the tissue layers underneath are healing nicely. Image will be his old self soon.
Just to give some perspective on how tall Image is, Jo is nearly 6 ft tall! He is a Warmblood breed, which is 1/2 Thoroughbred and 1/2 Draft hence the height. Maher Mountain Shires in Miranda is the ranch where Reebs bought him.
Here is Chica. She is a Quarter horse and she is 3 yrs old. Jo has owned her since she was a 1 yr old filly. She traded her horse, Charly, with the Chapman's
On another note, 39 horses have been seized by the Humboldt sheriff's dept. for alleged neglect. Some of them are being held at the rodeo grounds in town. We went there yesterday to take a look at them and to see if Jo could volunteer to help care for them. A local rescue group, Heart of the Redwoods horse rescue, is offering care for the group. Donations can be made to the rescue effort by checking out the above link.