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....