Last year I went out to my horses pasture to give them treats and some love. I was petting my boy Toofine and he turned his head.. The next thing I saw broke my heart. http://db.tt/PsG2MnDn
He had a deep, deep gash in his face. Him being my little boy, I started balling my eyes out and ran up to my house and pounded on the window talking nonsense. Eventually my mom came out and seen what I saw, plus we discovered that our other horse, Hunter, had an injury also. http://db.tt/GdP7hkqS
We had an emergency vet out immediately. I figured Hunter cut his eye on the garage door metal parts (we converted a pole barn into a run in) while itching. He got stitched up nice and easy. http://db.tt/VATDoUFz
But as for my boy, he had to go to the Vet's office the next day and have a full surgery. Broke my heart knowing he would have a hole in his face for an another whole day. I figured he was itching his nose on the gate mounts (the huge bolts that hold the gate up) when our younger horses came to play and slammed into him, jamming the bolt into his face. Literally the scariest moment in my life.
The next day we went to the vet, me missing school to be with him. He was so nervous at the vet. He got sedated and I was braiding his mane and petting him while my stepdad held his head up as the vet worked. He had to cut all the dried tissue out, which created a blood stream dripping onto the floor. Eventually my stepdad asked for me to hold him since he hadn't had any food and was getting dizzy. I grabbed his halter and seen the actual surgery in progress and almost fainted. This was my baby being cut open! http://db.tt/NV2fQVb3
I gave him back to my stepdad and sat down on the cement floor, hyperventilating. Eventually he was stitched up and ready to go home as soon as the drugs wore off. I had to walk him outside with his new stitches. http://db.tt/CccnxVaC
We brought him home, and after a week or two, both horses got their stitches removed. This was by far the biggest scare of my life. Both are now healed and doing great, (even though hunter did the same injury again)
Anyone have stories to share too?