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    02-06-2010, 04:29 PM
  #1
Weanling
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Hi, ya'll
Yesterday, we drove to the paddock, as usual, to give Molly tea. All was well, they (Molly and her mates) live in a 30acre paddock, and nowhere to be seen, we called and called. Suddenly, they galloped down the hill and came over to us, but didn't stop. My TB, Molly, was galloping, went to turn back around and all of a sudden 'skidded' and fell. I screamed; my heart was racing! But she got back up and pranced again. I've never seen a
horse do this in my life, and after how she always looked so sure footed, it was quite scary.

Do I need to worry about her now? She was fine after it and carried on cantering, ate her food, and we put her back. I really hope this was just a 1 time thing.

Thanks, any help would be GREATLY appreciated, as im worried sick about her ):
     
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    02-06-2010, 04:34 PM
  #2
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by horsesroqke    
Hi, ya'll
Yesterday, we drove to the paddock, as usual, to give Molly tea. All was well, they (Molly and her mates) live in a 30acre paddock, and nowhere to be seen, we called and called. Suddenly, they galloped down the hill and came over to us, but didn't stop. My TB, Molly, was galloping, went to turn back around and all of a sudden 'skidded' and fell. I screamed; my heart was racing! But she got back up and pranced again. I've never seen a horse do this in my life, and after how she always looked so sure footed, it was quite scary.

Do I need to worry about her now? She was fine after it and carried on cantering, ate her food, and we put her back. I really hope this was just a 1 time thing.

Thanks, any help would be GREATLY appreciated, as im worried sick about her ):
Horses fall just like people I wouldn't be concerned unless it happened again.
     
    02-06-2010, 05:03 PM
  #3
Weanling
Thanks a lot, churumbeque my mind is finally at ease now. Just out of curiosity, have you ever seen a horse fall?

Thaanks(:
     
    02-06-2010, 05:07 PM
  #4
Foal
My gelding took a skidding fall last summer, he was racing around the paddock going too fast to make the turn and skidded a good 50 feet, poor guy, he left a long mark on the ground and everything. He was fine though, a little embarrassed but he got back up and luckily didnt hurt himself. He also took a similar fall when I first got him about 9 years ago but I was riding. He got going to fast and the footing was slippery, luckily he didnt fall on me!
     
    02-06-2010, 07:50 PM
  #5
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by horsesroqke    
Thanks a lot, churumbeque my mind is finally at ease now. Just out of curiosity, have you ever seen a horse fall?

Thaanks(:
I have not seen a grown horse fall while running at will. But I know it happens I just don't think it is a common occurance so if it happened again the chances of you seeing it twice is low and then I would be more concerned with a medical issue. But if the horse seems well balanced other times it was probably a fluke.
     
    02-06-2010, 07:54 PM
  #6
Weanling
Thanks for all your help guys, greatly appreciated(:
     
    02-06-2010, 08:42 PM
  #7
Yearling
My giant dork of a gelding gets a little frisky and did a similar maneuver earlier this season (muddy footing, he looked so embarrassed). As long as she doesn't seem off, I wouldn't worry. Anyone can have a d'oh! Moment!
     
    02-06-2010, 08:46 PM
  #8
Yearling
Horses fall, its just the way it goes. Ricky actually had a big fall when it was muddy a couple of months ago and strained his back leg. He wasn't too lame, just a bit sore and sorry. I treated it and he's as good as new. If you ever witness a fall, check the horse even if it doesn't look lame. Sometimes there could be heat in the limb, and its better to be safe than sorry. But 95% of the time, horses are fine.
     
    02-06-2010, 08:53 PM
  #9
Weanling
It's not a problem if you don't see any changes later.
It probably was a good lesson for herself too :)

Just keep an eye on her and feel her legs for heat and swelling.
But I doubt something is going on with her :)
     
    02-06-2010, 09:06 PM
  #10
Super Moderator
Your horse is probably fine. Just keep an eye on her for a few days. Mine actually fractured his pelvis doing that. He's sound, but it took almost a year for him to heal. I'm sure yours is fine though.
     

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