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    12-22-2013, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Drifting    
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.
Oh my.. he sounds like my horse!

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.
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    12-22-2013, 06:03 PM
I would try to save him! There looks to be no tendon damage and hopefully the bone is ok! Jingles heading your way!
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    12-22-2013, 06:05 PM
Yeah, we're trying Kiger! He really should recover, but will he be sound? We'll have to see. He'll be on stall rest for a long, long time.

He did slice up some of his tendon, and an artery, and some muscle. All that white on the cleaned up picture is bone. Bah.. Horses.. BABIES.
    12-22-2013, 06:13 PM
Oh good lord! Major jingles for you and Stryder.

Holy goodness...I don't even know what to say.

How is his mental status? Getting shocked over and over and over is such a horrid thing to think about. Geeze.
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    12-22-2013, 06:15 PM
He seemed fine once he settled. Hungry, but he's always hungry. He really hates to be in a stall so it will take him awhile to settle down for stall rest. I'll need to rotate toys for him.

He was funny when he got bandaged. He kept lifting his leg and trying to shake it off.

His buddy Sammy is calling and calling for him. :( He doesn't know why I didn't bring him back.
    12-22-2013, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Drifting    
Yeah, we're trying Kiger! He really should recover, but will he be sound? We'll have to see. He'll be on stall rest for a long, long time.

He did slice up some of his tendon, and an artery, and some muscle. All that white on the cleaned up picture is bone. Bah.. Horses.. BABIES.
My horse took off the front of his leg from the hock to the fetlock. Not as deep as this but a much larger area. He is completely sound. I would worried about the ripped tendon, but he is young and healthy and putting weight on it already. My dog (also accident prone) has a severed tendon in his front leg. He has a permanent mechanical lameness. Even if he isn't completely sound, he could still be mostly sound and a good trail horse, or worst case, pasture buddy. No use in worrying at this point. He is putting weight and seems relatively unphased. Just take it slow.
    12-22-2013, 06:31 PM
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Prayers for Stryder coming from N MI!! I finally smiled through tear-filled eyes when I saw the photo of him eating hay with his bandage on....Amazing how we tend to hold our breath, cry, and smile on this forum while learning of one another's horse troubles as if they're our very own. It must be love. Give your boy an extra big hug from us tonight :)
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    12-22-2013, 06:32 PM
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He's a beautiful horse, and the wound looks like it will heal. Your pocket book will recoup. Wishing you all the best , and a trouble-free recovery.
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    12-22-2013, 06:43 PM
Thank goodness you found him when you did. It is amazing how these leg injuries heal. One of ours got put through a fence with a very similar, worse actually injury and is now totally sound and being ridden (6 months down the track)! Could not believe how all that flesh grew right back!
Good for you for choosing to go through with the vet bills, I know it's a very hard choice sometimes.
And I just have to say, YOGIWICK, you are a hero - you are the only other person I've heard of who loves their sheep enough to spend that much on them!!! Kudos to you
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    12-22-2013, 06:51 PM
Big jingles for the poor boy
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