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post #1 of 21 Old 12-10-2012, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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Freak accident, had to put one to sleep

So yesterday everything was normal. I went to work at a local dollar store after I fed everybody. About 4 my father in law came to the store and told me that one of my horses was down in his pasture unresponsive but still alive. So I called a vet and had them on standby until I could get the pasture where I board them. I get over there and he's just laying in the middle of the field. Nothing around him. No rocks, trees, fence or anything within 35 yards of him. He had a cut on his forehead and the skull around it was busted. He was just laying there sprawled out breathing heavy. He had no responses to any stimuli. I mean I touched his eyeball and he didnt even blink. It was obvious he wasn't going to get up. I had my father in law put him down. The only possible thing that could've happened was my other horse had to have kicked him in the head. It's just weird because they've been together for 8 years. It was not a bullet hole. And the neighbors saw them rough housing earlier. I just can't believe it. I'm in shock.
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post #2 of 21 Old 12-10-2012, 12:00 PM
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My deepest condolences. They're so big, but also so very fragile.

Godspeed good horse.

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I'm very sorry for your loss horses are very accident prone and I wouldn't put it past one to land a nasty kick. I had an older mustang gelding who hated our younger mustang gelding and the older one split the younger ones shoulder right open ending in stitches and drain tube's.
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post #5 of 21 Old 12-10-2012, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah after I called the vet back and told him wasn't necessary for him to come out and described his injury the vet said that is a very vulnerable place for them.
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My condolences to you and your family.

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post #7 of 21 Old 12-10-2012, 12:13 PM
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I am so very sorry - even with horses who are together forever, it only takes one moment of the head and hoof being in the right place at the wrong time during play for a disaster such as this to occur.
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post #8 of 21 Old 12-10-2012, 12:22 PM
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So very sorry. One never expects such a strange thing to happen. Poor fellow.
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post #9 of 21 Old 12-10-2012, 12:28 PM
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I am very sorry for your loss.

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post #10 of 21 Old 12-10-2012, 12:28 PM
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So sorry for your tragic loss.
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