Got a call about 7:30 tonight that my horse Trigger got hurt. I didn't think much of it at first, because I know that he is the horse that gets picked on and I figured he just got a bad kick mark or something. Well, found out it is a lot bigger of a deal than that.
He had been in the pasture at my trainer's house and we are not sure exactly, but we think that he had been in a fight with another gelding or something. When he didn't come to get his food, my trainer knew something was wrong. Went out into the pasture(this pasture is huge, mind you) and found him limping.
Turns out he tore his hoof and the injury is to the coffin bone. We got him bandaged up and back at our barn and he happily enjoyed his hay(but I can see the pain in his eyes. I saw him coming off the trailer and it broke my heart). BUT, they said if the injury moves into his coronet, we are going to have to put him down. The next three days are critical, and we have to make sure to give him his medicine, and be at the barn with him as much as possible watching his progress.
I was VERY upset when I first found out. Trigger is absolutely the biggest teddy bear you will ever meet, he just also happened to be the one that always got picked on, hence the cause of his problem.
I will post updates as they come along, but right now I am waiting for news myself. So...