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post #11 of 26 Old 03-07-2012, 10:40 AM
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post #12 of 26 Old 03-07-2012, 11:10 AM
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A screw that was perfectly placed on the side of the frog so it didn't hurt anything. *phew*

A Barbie Pepsi can. Still no idea where it came from..but it was there.

A McDonalds cheapo Bratz doll arm. Her hat was in the other foot. XD

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post #13 of 26 Old 03-07-2012, 11:45 AM
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I'm going to tell you one of the funniest hunt stories I've ever come across now.

Eccentric friend who's the archetypal old English Gent. (He's quite bonkers!) We were all out hunting on a very wet English autumn. There was mud everywhere. My friend took a huge stone wall and landing on the other side was a drop and his horse landed heavy and skidded and he shot up its neck and his upper false teeth shot out of his mouth and into the mud on the landing side! He'd no chance of getting them back because about 40 horses followed and the mud was horrendous! After the hunt we asked if he'd like to join a few of us at my place for supper and he said he'd go home and sort his horses out and see if he could get a dental appointment to get new dentures.

He phoned me later to say he wasn't going to join us because he couldn't get a dental appointment till the next day but also mentioned that one of the horses was a slightly off on its hind leg but there was no heat and nothing obviously wrong. He'd just turned him out so he didn't stiffen up whilst he'd rung the dentist and then me and was going back to give him a thorough check over. Then about an hour later when everyone was gathering back together and enjoying a drink and chat about the day's hunting before dinner he phoned back. He'd got his horse in and seemingly by then he was really quite unsound on one foot. So he'd run his hand down the hind leg to feel for heat and lifted the foot and dug in with the hoof pick. It was packed solid with mud so he dug in hard and deep to prize it out and .......... wham............ a hard wedge flew out all in one lump. Yes, he'd found his teeth! So he'd put them under the hose pipe and was on his way to join us.
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post #14 of 26 Old 03-13-2012, 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted by NdAppy View Post
have pulled squished mice... squished frogs... and all kinds of junk. The dead things are the worst though. *gags*
Okay I haven't picked out a full dead critter but found a dead squashed bird next to the feeder and did indeed pick feathers out!
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post #15 of 26 Old 03-14-2012, 09:38 PM
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i use an old half torn wash cloth to wipe the hoofes down to apply hoof flex.Well i lost that rag one day.A week later i went out to ride.Picked three hooves no problem.Got to the forth and about ad a heart attack.That old almost see through rag had formed perfectly to his hoof and i thought he had the nastiest case of thrush i had ever seen or heard of.I was on the phone with the farrier o come out and take a look when i lifted the hoof again to describe to him what it looked like.Then i saw a piece kinda hanging and i pulled it off.
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post #16 of 26 Old 03-14-2012, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Live2Ride15 View Post
I picked out a Dime once! lol My old barn if you wanted a soda all you had to do was walk around for a few minutes picking up change lol
I found a dime too! I needed it that day actually!

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post #17 of 26 Old 03-14-2012, 10:07 PM
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For the last few days, I've been checking her hooves and finding nothing at all to pick out! That might be the oddest thing I've (not) found...

Years and years ago, I pulled out a squashed, but intact, field bird nest. We used to have little birds that would nest in the tall grasses around the edge of one pasture and for the most part, the horses avoided that area. We got a new horse in and the first thing she did was investigate the noises coming from that side of the field. I guess she found a bird's nest.
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post #18 of 26 Old 03-14-2012, 10:28 PM
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I haven't picked out anything weird, but now I will start praying to never find anything dead! YUCK! I have seen a dog vomit up a pair of chicken feet! EWWE
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post #19 of 26 Old 03-14-2012, 10:46 PM
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Yes, he'd found his teeth! So he'd put them under the hose pipe and was on his way to join us.
Wow. That is a very interesting story!

I once found a dead bird in my favorite lesson horse's hoof. I can only hope that the bird met it's end before the horse found it. It more or less fit his personality to have stomped on it intentionally.

Also, I don't know if this counts, but we once found a huge rock wedged between the two ends of another lesson horse's front shoe. She was terribly lame and nobody could figure out why until someone picked up the foot. The rock was so thoroughly stuck that it supported her weight without touching the foot itself, just the ends of the shoe. If I recall correctly, it took a pry bar to get the thing out!

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post #20 of 26 Old 03-15-2012, 06:38 AM
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Not odd things per se, (that is the correct spelling for that phrase) but had a TB mare that was off, and farrier couldn't find anything at first, but finally he was able to find the problem.

4 inch twig straight up into frog. He said it was first time had seen that.

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