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post #1 of 7 Old 12-06-2007, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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goodbye sparkie

hi, last week one of my horses died. it was a tragic thing as she had broken a leg. the thing is that she was never ridden because of what we thought was terrible founder. but after being put down, the vet said that he had no idea what had caused the break because it was a hind leg.

can anyone solve the mystery as to what broke poor sparkies leg? she wasnt kicked, and there are no major ditches or holes in her paddock. does anyone have any clue as to what did it?

thank you so so much, as a really want some closure as to what did this to my poor sparkie

Note: she couldnt have been going fast, because she was badly lame.
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post #2 of 7 Old 12-06-2007, 08:46 PM
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It could have been any number of a thousand things but I am sorry for the loss of your horse. RIP Sparkie


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post #3 of 7 Old 12-07-2007, 03:31 AM
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I am so sorry for your loss, you must be devastated. Also you must be concerned on how this came about. I would talk to the vet again and see if they have thought of anymore ideas. Go threw your pasture with a fine tooth comb, and good luck. I am so sorry.
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post #4 of 7 Old 12-07-2007, 03:35 AM
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Are you sure she didnt get kicked? I dont believe the foundering and the laminits would be the culprit. I have a horse that has that but has recovered well enough that he is ridden in the summer 5 miles three times a week at least. He does keep shoes on because of the hooves being so flat. I see my horses get pretty rough with each other and I always worry one of them is really going to get hurt, especially the older ones. Just a thought. good luck
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post #5 of 7 Old 12-07-2007, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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we thought that it was founder, but now we dont think that it was, that she had something completly different

also, her best friend, daisy, is seeming really depressed, does anyone know how i can make her feel better appart from lots of love, because were already giving her heaps of that!

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post #6 of 7 Old 12-11-2007, 12:25 AM
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Does the horse daisy have another pasture mate? Is there any chance of getting one? Sometimes even a cat or a goat can help with the pain of missing a friend. Let me know how it goes and good luck. Cat
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post #7 of 7 Old 12-13-2007, 03:38 AM Thread Starter
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luckily we introduced another pony into the paddock about 3 weeks before sparkies passing, so Daisy and Polly have had a chance to get to know each other, but still no luck in making Daisy happier :(

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