Thursday, October 08, 2015

a little more Keil Bay

A little more Keil Bay. And a nice note on my leg. I spoke with my ND today and it turns out she used to be a burn nurse. She reviewed my treatment protocol for the burn and said I did exactly the right things. She did say the skin will be particularly vulnerable for about a year and that adding extra protection while riding is advisable so that I don't risk damaging the skin. 

I'm thinking boot-cut riding tights will help, and I'll wear a leg wrap under my sock.

Meanwhile, enjoying the photos and assembling what I'll need to get back to riding!


Grey Horse Matters said...

Glad to hear your leg is healing well. I was wondering if you have some half chaps? That might help to protect your leg with the tights. Great pictures you make a lovely pair!

billie said...

Arlene, thanks! I do have half chaps. Right now I think they might be too much pressure on the leg. I am probably being overly cautious! Some of my caution is due to daughter having had some bad rubs on her inner calf even with half chaps on - that were hard to heal because of course she kept riding. The leg wrap and moleskine helped stop that problem. Weird thing - it only seemed to happen with one horse she was riding to foxhunt. Keil and I won't be galloping through the countryside so I think if I wrap the leg and then put boot-cut tights over that I should be just fine.

Can you tell I've become slightly obsessed with this? LOL.

Grey Horse Matters said...

I think you should do whatever feels right for you. Not obsessed at all...just cautious!

billie said...

Thank you! I am going to give it a spin tomorrow with what I have on hand and see how it goes. We had rain all day today so riding was out. Will report back!