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post #1 of 6 Old 06-15-2012, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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A gate stabbed my horse **GRAPHIC PICTURE**

Well, it was a complete freak accident. We were leading the horses out to the field and I was opening the gate when Ruby freaked and bolted forward. She flattened me but I hadn't the gate open enough and her hind got caught. I thought it was just her rug. I undid the front buckles, first surcingle and reached for the second surcingle and blood streamed down my hand. It wasn't my blood.
My dear friend legged it up to the house, ran in the door and screamed her lungs out. The yard owner's boyfriend had to lift Ruby off the gate.
The vet came, and had to sew up her inside leg. The stab was 4 inches deep. She also had a latex drain sew in.

before the vet arrived

She's doing fine now- eating and bumbling around her field (she doesn't do stables) and stitches are still in.

NEVER in your life get gates with a protuding pole (e.g. ) they are stupidly dangerous.

99% of the time, its the riders fault.
Flicka 13yo Haflinger Mare.
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post #2 of 6 Old 06-15-2012, 11:49 AM
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Oh my goodness! That looks painful, but I'm glad that she's eating and doing well. I hope she makes a full and healthy recovery! And thank goodness you didn't get a terrible injury in the process of this happening.
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post #3 of 6 Old 06-15-2012, 10:18 PM
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Oh. My. Goodness. That is simply horrific. I guess it just goes to show that horses really are unpredictable. Kudos to you for handling the situation so well. Here's to her quick recovery!
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Sorry about your mare, that's awful. Recently there was a thread (I believe it was this forum) about a stake that went completely through the horse's flank to come out in his buttock. What has your vet prescribed for treating it?
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post #5 of 6 Old 06-16-2012, 03:02 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys for your wonderful comments =D
she isn't my mare really i ride her for the owner...
the vet came yesterday again but im not the one caring for herso i dont really know
she has a drain in and im guessing on antibiotics...i couldn't really here what he was saying properly on the day

99% of the time, its the riders fault.
Flicka 13yo Haflinger Mare.
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post #6 of 6 Old 06-16-2012, 03:04 AM
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Hope she heals up soon :)

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