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post #1 of 315 Old 12-22-2013, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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Jingles for Stryder (graphic)

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.. :(

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post #2 of 315 Old 12-22-2013, 03:39 PM
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Oh no!
Jingles for Stryder... poor guy.
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OH MY HEAVENS! That poor baby. My heart just aches for him! I am so sorry this happened to him. You must be just beside yourself over this accident. Please accept my digital hugs. (())
I sure understand the issue of expense but I'm very happy you decided to go forward with him and give him the best Christmas gift ever...life!
He's so young, so hopefully he will do what the young do best, bounce right back. He's adorable by the way. I'm sure he's going to make a great recovery and you'll be happy you took the chance on him.
Many healing thoughts and prayers for both of you.
Merry Christmas
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Hugs and jingles and prayers coming your way!
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Healing vibes and prayers being sent your way.
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OUCH!! looks deep,but pretty clean & looks like it missed involving joint! Think you made the right choice for him think it will heal up & he should be ok Sending healing jingles
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Surprised this is something that happened before..maybe different fencing is in order? I just wanted to mention because I know our charger will shut off if something touches the fence. It zaps stronger 3 times then shuts off. Not that that will get him unstuck, but something to think about.

It doesn't look too bad (for what it is) cleaned up. I have heard of worse healing well (on here!) I think you did the right thing. Thinking of your baby, I hope he does well! Keep us updated!
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The other one was another yearling/two year old gelding in a different field with a different type of fence. But yeah, he's going on 12/12 turn out when this is all over with. He can't be trusted at night in a field. This is Stryder's 4th emergency visit this year, and the worst. He's a magnet for trouble. The first was someone's shoe slicing his leg (The very same leg.) the second was a cut on the leg from god knows what.. the third was his head got cut open somehow (There's only a round bale feeder and a run in shed that we check for sharp edges/nails in the field) . I think he just likes costing me money. -.-

I need to invest in bubble wrap.
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I saw this thread name and my heart dropped. Poor, poor Stryder! Did the vet mention anything about ill effects from the constant electricity zapping him? How high is your voltage?

I'm glad you've chosen to try to heal him. Its AMAZING what horses can heal from and he looks like he's even putting weight on it, which is GOOD news for his other legs. Here's hoping he'll bounce right back!

If horses can hurt themselves they will. Kenzie was the same way...slicing open her leg and shoulder on seemingly invisible sharp objects.
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Vet wasn't worried about the voltage, though I felt really bad for him. He was shaking when we took him out of the field.

He did go straight to the round bale once he was cut free. He must have been standing there staring at all the hay he couldn't reach, lol.

Yes, he should heal up fine I think. It was horrible to think I may have to put him down.

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