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    06-25-2011, 06:03 PM
  #11
Weanling
Oh you guys...brought tears again. I am so grateful he is alive , but I want more...to ride again..ok to answer your questions. He did not have shoes on and our new mare that has just front shoes was in when it started so was left in until it was over.

Horses at this boarding facility are left out, they are not brought in and YES YES YES I will watch the weather and drive to bring my 2 in. Some would think it is silly but to think he could have been struck dead just scares the heck out of me.

It was an INDIRET hit, forgot to mention that I guess. Came up from the ground, which is why it went through his hooves.

Vet says he gets 1 or 2 horses it every year, (90% are dead)

He seems to graze fine but vet only wanted him on grass for now,but had trouble with grated carrots and apples, they just fell from his mouth mostly.

The daily log seems like a good idea, nobody else should ever have to go through what I did, I felt like it was one of those teary movies when the horse is dying and the girl or whoever is lying next to them drying their eyes out. I just got all teary thinking about it! If this post just saves one life....
     
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    06-25-2011, 06:06 PM
  #12
Foal
Wow, what a miracle horse, so glad he is ok, I will keep him in my prayers for a full recovery. I live in the lightning belt in Florida and have had strikes real close, so try to coax my horses in with hay during storms, guess I'm not so paranoid as my hubby thinks. Wish you lots of luck and give that special horse a big hug for me.
     
    06-25-2011, 06:11 PM
  #13
Started
I am very envious of you. My beloved three year old was killed a few weeks ago by lightning. It happened so quick the other horses didn't even know until they saw my family going to him. They were as shocked as we were. I miss him so much. Treasure your horse.
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    06-25-2011, 06:13 PM
  #14
Weanling
Oh my goodness I'm so happy he's okay. That's so crazy! Poor Guy. It really is a miracle. Are his hooves okay? Like he won't develop an infection or anything in the holes? Please keep updates of Mr.wobbles :) I hope he comes out of his paralysis quickly.
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    06-25-2011, 06:53 PM
  #15
Weanling
Gave me chills reading that. I'm so happy he's alive and improving. My coworker just told me hers died a couple months ago from a lightening strike. Such a scary thought.
     
    06-26-2011, 04:00 AM
  #16
Weanling
thanks for the warning! i had no idea that could happen!

Dear Garlicbunny,
Thank you so much for sharing your warning with the forum. I have had horses for most of my life and had never heard of one getting hit by lightening! I know lightening comes up from the ground not down from the sky like it appears learned that on discovery channel :)

But seriously thanks so very much and you and Mr WOBBLES ARE IN OUR PRAYERS! I will be alot more careful about where my horses are in storms from now on. We LIVE ON TOP OF A HILL and I always worry about that since I cut down alot of the trees to make grazing room for the horses.

Thank you and god bless. We all wish a swift and full recovery to you and your horse.
ANGi
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    06-26-2011, 09:51 AM
  #17
Weanling
Ladydreamer, I am so very sorry, and thank you for reminding me that I am so lucky he lived. The night I laid there next to him all I did was pray to God that he would make it, so thank you for putting in perspective that he is alive and doing very well when I start to worry if I will ever ride him again. You poor thing, prayers are with you that you can heal from your tragic loss.
     
    06-26-2011, 11:00 AM
  #18
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I'm so sorry for your loss Ladydreamer. I will admit of all the horrible things I've imagined could happen, lightening has never been one of the, And Garlicbunny I'm so happy for you. Do please keep us updated.
     
    06-26-2011, 06:21 PM
  #19
Weanling
I have good news. Dan turned out our new mare in the field and Dilllon got excited, I can't believe my eyes, but we both saw it. He did a little trot then took off cantering! It was short, but he looked good to, from what we saw, he looked stable! Keep the prayers coming, they are working! Thank you all
     
    06-26-2011, 10:54 PM
  #20
Showing
Wonderful news! Will keep praying!
     

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