Thursday, 14 March 2013
One of our charges, a mischievous pony has injured his eye trying to escape into a much more inviting field. The eye was undamaged but the surrounding area was quite swollen. A good tip I learned from the groom was to soak a teabag in some warm water and hold it over the affected area.
It was amazing, I applied the teabag and held it there for a while and within a few hours the swelling had gone down dramatically.
Tea bags work well because they have natural tannins that act as astringents.
We will add this to our bag of tricks to take with us.