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    02-01-2011, 10:55 PM
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Foal
Unhappy Horse stuck on fence...

I just bought a new horse the day before yesterday (8 yr paint). We have runs off the back of the horse stalls made with 5' metal stock panels. So yesterday I groomed him and walked him around the whole farm and let him graze, so he would get to know the place. Then I went up to the house for lunch and he tried jumping out and got caught on his back end, the whole panel is bent in a v shape now. I found him an hour later, worn out and getting attacked by the gelding on the other side. Anyway, my bf called the vet and she said it happens all the time and not to worry. She gave us pain meds for him and is coming to look at him in 2 days. He is eating/drinking and peeing/pooping. I can get him to walk and trot normally without effort. But he is obviously sore and doesn't want to be touched on his back legs or groin area. Is the vet right not to worry? This is my new baby and I am freaked out. I shut his run door and am keeping him quiet in his stall. Any ideas for preventing him jumping in the future? He is a big boy(16h) and I guess he would have cleared it if he didn't jump from a stand still. Thanks in advance for any advice.
     
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    02-01-2011, 10:59 PM
  #2
Super Moderator
If he is still sore in a week, then I would have a chiroprater out to look at him. He may have reefed or dislocated his Sacro illiac joint (where his pelvis joins his spine) and this is an essential joint and one that does "go out" and need adjustment in the case of trauma. I am not a chiro but have learned this from one recently.

Good think he wasn't hurt worse. Hope it all blows over for you both.
     
    02-03-2011, 08:36 PM
  #3
Foal
This happened to my horse today on the stall door. How is your guy doing today? I had the vet out and she cleaned his scrapes he got and gave him bute. He is very sore but seems okay otherwise.
     
    02-03-2011, 08:44 PM
  #4
Trained
I would certainly keep a close eye on him, especially if he was so tuckered out by the time you found him.
     
    02-04-2011, 12:03 AM
  #5
Foal
The vet finally came out today. She cleaned him up and said to exercise him but not ride him for at least a month. He is acting better with his legs. He also got his teeth done, so he had a long day.
     
    02-04-2011, 08:08 AM
  #6
Foal
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Originally Posted by TamaraB    
This happened to my horse today on the stall door. How is your guy doing today? I had the vet out and she cleaned his scrapes he got and gave him bute. He is very sore but seems okay otherwise.
glad your horse is ok too, it's so weird that they would do this.
     
    02-04-2011, 08:11 AM
  #7
Foal
My vet also said it happens a lot. I was afraid he had internal injuries from hanging there. Was your guy stuck when you found him? I guess I was glad the stall door was 30 years old and crashed down into a lot of pieces under his weight once we opened the door.
     
    02-04-2011, 08:52 AM
  #8
Yearling
My boy did it when he was a weanling, the tractor spooked him and when he went over a half door to get to me his back end got stuck on the door and he drug it over. I saw the whole thing and was totally freaked! He was sore for a few days but thankfully he was fine. I think it made an impression too,lol, he hasn't jumped a thing since and now he's five.
     
    02-04-2011, 08:54 AM
  #9
Green Broke
He should be fine. I have dealt with a couple of horses that had fence jumping accidents and all were fine after a couple of days rest.

To prevent him from jumping, use electric at the top of your fence line and get him a "friend." Horses are social creatures that are herd oriented. If you keep him alone, he's more likely to do it again even with the electric.
     
    02-04-2011, 09:17 AM
  #10
Foal
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Originally Posted by luvs2ride1979    
He should be fine. I have dealt with a couple of horses that had fence jumping accidents and all were fine after a couple of days rest.

To prevent him from jumping, use electric at the top of your fence line and get him a "friend." Horses are social creatures that are herd oriented. If you keep him alone, he's more likely to do it again even with the electric.

I tried introducing him to the herd softy(lowest horse), and he got his butt kicked. He is currently in love with the mare in the stall next to him, I may try them together in a few days when he is less sore. We are curently in the process of re-doing everything, the fences are next on my list.
     

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