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.
If the vet isn't worried and he went straight to the hay I'm sure he's fine lol. Sounds like he is SUCH a good boy!! Could of been soo much worse if he panicked and sounds like he is great to handle. Now just to get that leg fixed up.
I spent close to $4,000 (multiple surgeries, metal supports, hospital time at the university, and all the time at home) on a lamb with 2 compound fractures in her jaw. She was otherwise completely healthy and only about 6 months or so. I couldn't bear to put her down. Trust me, I could definitely use that money these days, but that lamb (named Turtle because of how she was clipped during that time :P) is now 4 years old and is expecting her third lamb(s) this spring. She is healthy and happy and super friendly and I don't for one second regret what I did. I hope your story turns out the same (except hopefully cheaper!)
I have a good feeling about this, hopefully it is accurate! Just stay positive and do what you can. Sounds like you have one tough little guy there.