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    06-05-2012, 01:30 PM
From what I understand she was introducing him to her old pony she uses to give her new horses a buddy before introducing them to her others and Drifter flipped out. He is very nervous around other horses. Has always been the lowest of the low on the totem pole so to speak, and I honestly just don't think she went about it right.

Anyways, Apparently he ran himself up into her barn (should have been closed off in my opinion, that's just asking for trouble) and caught himself on a metal handle of a stall that had been sticking out. But she had never had a horse run into it before, so she didn't think it was that big of a deal. Guess Drifter showed her different

The good news is he has never had any resulting lameness and like I said, the hair is finally starting to grow back. Its just little fuzzies right now (about 6 months after the initial wound) but that is better than nothing. I'll try to get another picture of it this afternoon so ya'll can really see how well it looks now. But the point is Underwoods really works great. If anything like this happens again (Lord forbid) it's what I'm going straight to
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    06-05-2012, 01:35 PM
Originally Posted by evilamc    
You horse is healing really well with that Golden! I'll have to get some ordered.

Yeah, at first when we saw the barn, met the owners they seemed nice and like everything was well kept...they just didn't know that much about horses...just had the land for it and got some for their daughters kinda...So Kate (Stella's actual mom) has kept a close eye on her, and been trying to teach them proper care but it hasn't been going too well. Stella is bigger then their 3 horses but she just always lets them push her out of her stall because they want to stand in her stall because we actually bed it. When we first moved there, after the first inncident we started making them keep their horses in field and come in for feed and Stella got the dirt paddock with the barn...they got lazy and stopped doing that though. So hopefully they will start doing that again and listen to us (once she's allowed to go out of her stall, she likes to roll :() Orrrr we will move her to a bigger barn with more knowledgeable people that take precautions to keep this from happening!

Not to get on a soapbox, and I know others have already mentioned this..but I would FOR SURE be moving that horse. Sometimes situations like this with BO's who arent very horse-savvy might work out somehow, but your poor girl has already been hurt due to their crazy practices. Horses running in and out of stalls is NOT a good idea. Especially with a herd like others have said. Even if your horse is not being bullied, she can hurt herself even worse by attempting to escape another herd mate. Especially if she gets herself into a corner.

I would be moving her out of there, no more chances given. She has already been hurt. What if next time it's worse?

I saw the picture of the latch with her skin hanging off and just want to say that's what happened to Drifter. The lady who had him at the time is SO LUCKY it wasn't worse. And I am so lucky that he hasn't shown any sort of complications with it since. Save yourself some money and your mare some pain. Try to find people who won't let horses get in that kind of situation.
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    06-06-2012, 05:47 AM
Poor thing, hope it heals quickly. Even though it might seem nice to be leaving the stalls open for the horses like other people have said it is an accident waiting to happen - especially with those latches! Even with just my one horse he is either shut in stall or out - one or the other. I would definitely look at finding alternative housing for her.
    06-06-2012, 05:55 AM
Omg these injuries are HORRIFIC! Escpically that last one! Hope you horse heals up ok <3 good luck!
    06-06-2012, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by TimberRidgeRanch    
I would say just keep it clean and dry. Atleast when hair grows back it will blend in with that coat.
Second thing is fix that latch on that stall door it sticks out way too far.
Poor horse hope he heals quick.
Ouchie. That looks sore. As for the hair... It may or may not grow completely back and w/ my fleabitten... his grows back black... just a tidbit of nothing.

Hope it heals quickly!
    06-06-2012, 03:39 PM
Promised Picture of Drifter's Wound today thanks to Underwoods

I guess I could sign Drifter and I up as spokespersons for Underwoods lol, but just wanted the OP to see how well his hole has closed up. We have used it since Day One and I have also started putting on a mineral cream and it has stopped the flaking dry stuff and little fuzzies are starting to appear. Sorry for the dark quality. Had him in so I could look at him real good, and even with the flash on my phone it wasn't lighting up really nicely

If you compare the first picture, to this one it really makes a difference. The scar still horrifies some people though. I've learned to make a joke of it. When someone new to the barn says "What happened to his butt?" I'll say "What do you mean" and they'll say "that scar...?" and I'll say "HE HAS A SCAR?!".. (yes you're right. I am way too bored). The looks on their faces are always worth it
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    06-06-2012, 03:54 PM
Wow, that is healing so well! And that's so mean to do to those poor people lol!! Next time say Voldemort tried to kill him but failed.
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    06-06-2012, 04:11 PM
I have used Underwoods also and even talked to the man who invented it. They recomend spray the underwoods then sprinkle baking powder on and leave it be. Repeat that 2 times a day spraying and sprinkling right over the last application do not hose off. It makes a pulice and I can assure you it worked great for my Grace her cut healed in 2 weeks and looks Great!
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