04-02-2009, 04:17 PM
| || | Fair enough... when I was working at various barns and brought horses in for the night, I would always give them a once-over with my eyes and/or hands. Denny was stalled and paddocked by himself (remember pictures of him when I first got him? He was still gaining weight.)
We lead when the horse is new to the barn but I much prefer to let them come in and go out on their own. I like to see them move to know they are 'normal'.
Even with that - I walk down the alley and peek at each one before lights out.
When I lead horses in/out I let them have their heads and listen and look for any short-striding, it's the best I could do given we couldn't let them in and out without being led.
It's shocking to me that it was left for almost 20 hours without being noticed.
Could a wound be cauderised (sp?) by hotwire? That would be the only other explanation... But the vet said the wound was about 18 hours old by the time he saw it.
I wish I could have been there (it happened on the 14th, was tended to on the 15th) but I was in the hospital at the time.