Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Orleans, Indiana
Already screwed up! Chili got tangled...
We were at the barn and bc my hubby was making tons of noise fixing Chili's stall door, I took her out of the barn and had her out in the round pen. I couldn't let her loose because our 3 yr old was running around and she's still learning how to act around horses. I didn't feel comfortable with her and Chili near each other without me around, so, when I had to get something outta the truck, I took Chili with me and latched her lead rope to the trailer (about 7' from the truck.
I was digging in the truck for something for the baby and heard a thrashing noise and jumped when I saw Chili had her leg tangled in the lead rope! I got her calmed down quick enough to get her foot out but she was a bit scared. I walked her around and she doesn't seem to be any worse for the wear but now I'm petrified of hurting her!!!!! I should've thought about attaching the lead rope higher instead of lower to the ground. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. I just hope I've not hurt her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We didn't leave for almost 45 minutes after that, and I walked her around quite a bit, making sure she was ok. No swelling, no limping/favoring and she's eating and drinking still. She's in a stall, so I'll pull her out when we go back to the barn tonight and walk her around to check on her.
On another note... she may be fine.. But I think I broke my $%&^# foot again. (It's been in a boot cast off/on since August and was supposed to come out next week, but has felt fine for the last few days, so I wore my steel toe boots to the barn yesterday and was perfectly fine. I wore 'em again today and when I turned and jumped to get her when she was tangled, I must've pulled it again. I'd swear it's broken again. DAGGONE IT!) How, HOW am I supposed to take care of my horse in a boot when there is an inch of mud on the ground!?!?!?! UGHHHHHH
<end rant and self loathing>
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