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        03-31-2009, 07:46 PM
      #11
    Trained
    That looks like it is going to heal up just fine! You shouldn't have an hitches at all.

    But I have to say this...as much as a hate barbed wire (we have to have some as well) all fences can hurt horses. I have 6 foot pipefences that my mare attempted to jump. Well of course, as my luck goes, she didn't make it and caught both her back legs. Both legs were literally skinned. I had a mare get caught in barbed wire at a friends place last year and the wounds from the pipe fence are worse.
         
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        03-31-2009, 08:57 PM
      #12
    Trained
    I'm with you, FGR. Barbed wire is a necessity at our place, we don't own it. Haven't had a problem yet. Horses are horses, if they are going to get hurt, they will find a way no matter what is holding them in!
         
        03-31-2009, 10:43 PM
      #13
    Foal
    I agree on any fence can be dangerous. We just hope for the best and keep an eye on our animals.We have elctric tape and t posts(w/caps)and when me and hubby went for a ride today and left our new TB home, I made our 14 y.o. Son sit and watch him for 30 minutes to assure he didnt jump it or tear it down and hurt himself.He was fine when we returned but they do amazing things when you arent looking.Glad your horse is healing fine.
         
        03-31-2009, 11:39 PM
      #14
    Trained
    Just wanted to add, that looks ouchy! However sounds like he is doing ok, so good luck with him :]
         
        04-01-2009, 04:27 AM
      #15
    Weanling
    (Warning! It's graphic!)
    http://www.horseproblems.com.au/Phot...gger19July.jpg
    Will never put my horses in with barbed wire if I can help it. That said, they can injure themselves on just about anything if they put their minds to it , but I can minimalize the risk, if not eliminate it.
         
        04-01-2009, 02:29 PM
      #16
    Foal
    Eeeww redhawk that was icky!poor baby...
         
        04-03-2009, 11:17 AM
      #17
    Weanling
    Oh, he's doing fine now. We're contemplating the neccesity of the bandage, though. Every time we pull it off (even with the telfa pads) it pulls off any scab on it. Oh, well. He can walk fine with the bandage, though.
    We trailered him to the county fairgrounds yesterday and we rode in both the outdoor and indoor arenas. And, he saw the racetrack from the outdoor arena. Being A RACEHORSE, he kept looking over there and trying to whinny (trust me, he can't whinny...he's a hoarse horse), but only once did he act like he wanted to race. We mainly practiced getting the correct led for canter.
         
        04-03-2009, 03:02 PM
      #18
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by RedHawk    
    (Warning! It's graphic!)
    http://www.horseproblems.com.au/Photo's/Veterinary%20Photos/digger19July.jpg
    Will never put my horses in with barbed wire if I can help it. That said, they can injure themselves on just about anything if they put their minds to it , but I can minimalize the risk, if not eliminate it.
    Is that your horse? If so, did it recover well?
         
        04-06-2009, 07:32 PM
      #19
    Trained
    If he is sound enoguh to ride and it is scabbing up under the bandage, I would ditch the bandage. Scabbing is good!!!
         
        04-12-2009, 06:18 PM
      #20
    Weanling
    Yep, he's fine now... We went to our first show yesterday...entered four classes and won second in two! The other two we didn't place in. The vet did take off the bandage on Fri. And on Sat. Morning it was a bit swollen again...but, we put a polo wrap on it (she put some Alu-spray on it) and the swelling was gone by that evening.
         

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