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post #1 of 36 Old 12-16-2009, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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Horse accidents - what happened to your horse?

Where I ride, we have a 10 year old chestnut gelding that used to be a police horse. His name is Sargent Pepper. While on duty in 2003, his rider and their partner stopped in a specified building to water them. There was two other rider and horses in there. Anyway as Sarge finished his drink, his rider tied his helmet to the saddle. The other two left the building, and I think Sarge got excited, cause he turned and bolted after them. His rider tried to stop him, but it was to late. As he neared the other two, the helmet came abit loose and started to bang against his side, and for some reason, this scared him, and he took off even faster, running past the other two in a panic. One of the other riders tried to stop him, but couldnt. So now Sarge was running in a blind panic towards the road. He ran straight into the road, and slipped, so he fell. He got up, but a car was coming, and he got hit. In the end, the poor horse got hit by two cars, a taxi, then ran into a brick wall!! His injuries were pretty horrific (Ive seen photos) but he survived, and is okay now =)

I posted this cause I really have NO idea how he survived!!!

Did anything sort of like this happen to a horse you know?

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post #2 of 36 Old 12-16-2009, 11:15 AM
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my horse slipped and fell over a ledge with me on him. We both got hurt, I was in the ER with my chin cut open to the bone, and cutters leg was pretty cute up. But we were both fine, only my bridle really suffered. I ended up needing a new one
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post #3 of 36 Old 12-16-2009, 11:28 AM
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Beauty backed into a pile of siding. She severed the artery in one leg and the tendons in the other. We called the local vet, he stitched her artery but when saw her other leg, he said he couldnt help her so we hauled her to the equine clinic 2 hours away and they did emergency surgurey. She was given a 70% chance. She made it. Here chances to be sound were around 70% as well. She's pretty close to perfect. (2 years later).

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post #4 of 36 Old 12-16-2009, 11:28 AM
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In a our town, a few years ago, during a parade a police horse got hit by a car. The woman driving didn't want to wait for the parade to get through the intersection and thought she could just drive through. The horse was injured so bad they had to put him down on the spot. Unfortunatly his rider/partner was taken to the hospital and couldn't be there to say goodbye. The woman was charged (don't recall the excact charge, but something along the lines of police officer injury/death) They had a HUGE gathering to honor the horse.

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post #5 of 36 Old 12-16-2009, 12:08 PM
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^ that is so sad.
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post #6 of 36 Old 12-16-2009, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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omg ^^^ that IS sad! What I don't really get is how Sarge was okay after being hit by 3 cars, but that horse didnt make it? Its awful when a horse is lost

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post #7 of 36 Old 12-16-2009, 03:03 PM
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In a our town, a few years ago, during a parade a police horse got hit by a car. The woman driving didn't want to wait for the parade to get through the intersection and thought she could just drive through. The horse was injured so bad they had to put him down on the spot. Unfortunatly his rider/partner was taken to the hospital and couldn't be there to say goodbye. The woman was charged (don't recall the excact charge, but something along the lines of police officer injury/death) They had a HUGE gathering to honor the horse.

Oh my goodness that's so sad
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post #8 of 36 Old 12-16-2009, 03:12 PM
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My god-sister had horses for quite a few years, and she decided to breed her Fox Trotter mare to a really pretty black and white stud. The baby came fine, they named him Domino, and everything was going good. I am not sure exactly how and in what timeline things really happened, but at some point they were working on loading him into a trailer, and unloading him, and they had him tied up inside the trailer, something spooked him, and he bolted out, and the front paneling came with him, and since he was tied to it, it kept following him, and it cut up his hind legs pretty badly. I remember helping change the wraps one day. Not pretty. Then while he was still healing he somehow caught himself in the feeder, and cut up a front leg and one of his already hurt hindlegs. They hadn't gelded him yet, and they ended up sending him back to the farm where his dad stood stud, as a stud since he was never going to be rideable after all the stuff he did to his legs. I'm just surprised that he didn't end up wrapping the leadrope around a tree or something, and hanging himself, or something similar. He was a very lucky horse.
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post #9 of 36 Old 12-16-2009, 03:14 PM
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a month after me & my sis got our first horse she was kicked in the pasture by a mare with hind shoes and a history of kicking. The barn owners did not tell us of this history, but apparently she had broken a couple horses legs & injured a few others !!

My mare got kicked in the hock & had to have surgery bc of infection. Some of the bone on her hock had to be shaven off. She had to wear a cast from her hip down to the ground & had to be changed every day. It was terrible. Our vet said that she had a less than 50% chance of being pasture sound & advised us to put her down. We did not end up putting her down & now she is a happy & sound 23yo =] we sold her to our friend as a trail horse, & im SO glad we didnt have her put down !!

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post #10 of 36 Old 12-16-2009, 03:15 PM
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My friends young colt was being a handful since several of her mares went into heat. They use T posts to help secure the panels and cap off the tops. The colt managed to knock the top off at some point. He tried to jump the panels to get to the mares and ended up skewering himself on the T post. It severed a main artery and thankfully my friend was out there and they raced to the vet with him. Several thousand dollars later he was fine and doesn't even have a scar to this day. Vet said if it been a little more to one side he would of punctured his heart and would of died. Lucky little boy.
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