Stryder was found with the electric rope tied around his leg this morning, getting shocked over and over again. We think he was there at least 4-6 hours.
He went to the corner of the field and rolled. Probably around 2-4 am. No idea why he rolled where he did, they never go up there, but he did and the result is not pretty.
^^ this is when we pulled him out of the field. We had to completely hose him off since he was caked in mud. Thankfully it's 70 degrees today and not 20. He cut all the way down to the bone. Vet thinks he should recover well and probably be sound, but we'll see. She wasn't sure how much damage he'd done to the bone. He's at their clinic for the next few days to try to get some granulated tissue over it. They had to debarb? debride? cut the dead tissue away.
This is what it looks like all cleaned up:
I had to make the decision whether to put him down or spend the money today. Its money I don't have, but he's only a year old and there is a pretty good chance he'll be sound and have a normal healthy life. If there wasn't, I would have chosen to let him go.
On his way to the vet. Loaded like a champ!
Hopefully everything goes okay, there is a good chance he'll need surgery to remove bone pieces as they fall off (I hope they don't, but its possible considering how long the bones been exposed.)
Anyways, any healing thoughts our way would be nice. My Barn Owner had a gelding that did almost the exact same thing a few years ago so she knows how to bandage and care for the wound, which is good.
Jingle jingle jingle.. :(