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post #1 of 95 Old 05-20-2010, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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my daughters barrel horse attacked

I am so upset, I live in Wyoming, my daughter lives in Nevada and she is on the phone to me. Seems the neighbors dogs, which have gotten out numerous times and chased her horses have attacked her barrel horse. The vet is on the way out, but since nobody saw the attack, although the neighbor kids heard it, sounds as if the sheriff can't do anything.
I think the mare will have to be put down, she is literally shredded and it sounds as if her back fetlock/leg might be broken. I am so upset for her, nobody home to help her since hubby works at night 40 miles away. I am six hours away so can't help.
This mare has only one eye, I am thinking the dogs caught her by surprise and got her down and she could not get up.
My daughter was gone this afternoon, and only just got home to find her horse. Please say prayers that she will not have to be put down.
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post #2 of 95 Old 05-20-2010, 11:45 PM
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Prayers are sent. Poor girl. I know an eye for an eye isn't very friendly but if my horse had to be put down, those dogs would be on their way to jesus to.
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post #3 of 95 Old 05-20-2010, 11:50 PM
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aww that's really sad. I hope she's ok.
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Gosh... I am so sorry!! I really hope the best for yall!!! I can't imagine being in that situation!! I would hate to have the dogs put to sleep because it really is the owners fault, although I understand the anger and would probably change my mind put in that situation.

If the horse makes it, she could try to sue for damages and have them put up a fence or something... She may even be able to if the horse doesn't make it (God forbid ) . Not for the money, but to prevent something like this happening to another horse or something in the future.

The dog owners really should have been more responsible!! Especially if they know the dog's had been chasing the horse.

God bless yall and I really hope she pulls through
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post #5 of 95 Old 05-21-2010, 12:29 AM
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I am sorry to hear about your daughters horse. I hope it makes a recovery. Either way, your daughters husband needs to go and get rid of the dogs. They can wait till the dogs come back on their property...but those dogs would definitely die.
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Where in Nevada is she? I have a friend near Elko that could help her.

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post #7 of 95 Old 05-21-2010, 12:36 AM
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I am sorry to hear about your daughters horse. I hope it makes a recovery. Either way, your daughters husband needs to go and get rid of the dogs. They can wait till the dogs come back on their property...but those dogs would definitely die.
I'm with Sandy on this one. Get a rifle or shotgun handy and wait till those nasty buggers trespass again. Now they've tasted horse meat they'll come back and none of her other horses are safe .

Sending good thoughts for your daughter and her horse, and not so good thoughts at those rotten dogs.

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If it were me, those would be some dead dogs if they ever came back. If the owners can't take proper care of them (ie, knowing where their animals are!) then they should not have them. Especially if they have deprived her of her own pets. :(

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post #9 of 95 Old 05-21-2010, 12:42 AM
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I am so sorry! But I agree with everyone else, I believe your daughter is well within her rights to kill those dogs, because they may go from attacking horses, to attacking her! Not that it will happen, but there's a distinct possibility...

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post #10 of 95 Old 05-21-2010, 01:32 AM
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How tragic, I am so very sorry.

Tell her to be on the watch with a gun - As someone mentioned, now they have tasted blood, they won't be stopped except for with a bullet. She would be well within her rights to shoot them on her property attacking livestock I assume, she would be here.

I would be a wreck if that happened to me. Sending prayers she pulls through.

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