UGH! I had this whole long thing typed up and then I deleted it all. FML!!
Anyways, long story short. Bear slipped and rolled over a large metal pole sticking out of the ground while grazing out in the yard (I want not crap about that, we obviously didn't know it was there). I went out to go check on them probably about an hour after this happened to him. Sorry the pictures are so big.
Seems smaller then it actually is.
You can see a lot of the swelling from this view.
Before I cleaned it.
Right after I stopped hosing it. It was bleeding pretty fast.
Yeah, it wouldn't stop bleeding.
Poor guy. ):
Anyways... He was such a trooper for me. He just stood there and watched me (literally watched me, he does it a lot) and didn't get mad at all. He was a lot more relaxed then I was. At first he was trying to walk off, but he always does that when I am spraying him with water. Bear may have his moments where he is a complete jerk (like when he bit me, and Aubre), but he really is a sweet boy at heart. Even though I have had moments were I hate him (like when he bit me for example), he still manages to win my heart back. Some people don't understand why I love such a "mean" and agressive horse, but there is something about him that other people don't see. That is WAY off topic though.
I will be cleaning it twice a day (maybe more, it depends).
He got a big belly scratch (lasted about 5 minutes haha), which he really enjoyed. He gave me a big kiss in return. I then sat watching the sunset over his back (had my arms folded on his back and then my chin on my arms) for a few minutes. He just stood there. These are the moments I live for. Forget that he hurt my arm from biting me, forget that he hurt Aubre by biting her back, this is the REAL him, simple and sweet. I love this guy. =,]