We nearly ended up with a fatality this morning.
It was freaking scary and I have never felt so sick in my life.
My brother had come to tell me and my mum to check on the horses cause Fenda was galloping about, and so we did.
They saw us and thought "FOOD!".
So they bombed down the field towards the gate.
Raine was galloping and all of a sudden, somersaulted (And I mean, literally somersaulted) and she landed in such a way, I have no idea how she didn't snap her neck, it was that bad. She looked completely mangled and we thought she'd gone there and then.
She wasn't moving.
My heart just went, and I couldn't breathe, I was so scared and felt so sick. I couldn't deal with a dead horse after what I've been through.
Me and my mum frantically try un-doing the gate to get to her, and just as we got it open, she moved, she was struggling to get up, thrashing about with her head buried in the mud, she could have also drowned. It's so thick with mud.
She managed to get her head up, and then led on her side for a bit and I really do think it knocked the wind out of her.
Her face, neck and everything was completely dripping with mud and water, and oh man, I'm so glad she didn't kill herself.
With the way my luck is going this year, this would have been one of the worst for me, she's my little baby, and I can't bare anything happening to my horses.
I really really don't know how she didn't snap her neck :/ It's a miracle and I'm just so glad.
She's going to be so stiff and sore :(
We're in the middle of cleaning out the garage and another part of the garage to make 3 stables. As soon as their done, their all coming in.
Breeze is lame
We have had to stable her over next door's yard.
She's not too happy at the moment, as she's neighing a bit.
She's with Splash though, so she's not alone.
It's too late and dark to actually look at her tonight, but we have given her some bute-x or (whatever it's called)
Well, I have rubbed her leg's down with straw, to try and get as much mud as I can off.
I'm going to see to her first thing in the morning. I already think it's mud fever.
She doesn't have much of a winter coat on her leg's, and so with how cold it's been lately, it could be like a type of burn.
My poor baby.
It's just coming up 10PM, so you can see why I can't deal with her properly tonight. The neighbours were just about ready for bed when we phoned.
We have one more spare stable left at the moment, so we're cleaning that out and that will be it. The dog's aren't going to be too happy, as they go in there when their out in the pen to lie down.
They live in the stable with my brothers at night, because they get cold out.
(I know their snow dog's, but they feel the cold here, because obviously they wern't born in their countries)
On another note, we were sorting out the rugs, just straightening them up and stuff, and we had a look at Fenda underneath, since she doesn't do too well keeping weight on, but she's looking freaking great, and look's in foal. (We did actually put her in foal near the end of July?)
I'm not getting my hopes up this time, as she lost the last foal just after the house burnt down.
But still, meh.
All horses are doing fine now.
Gypsy, Breeze and Raine are all on bute, and are looking like their feeling much better.
Breeze had to come back over because she wouldn't stop screaming through the night, and I just didn't want her injuring herself more.
It wasn't mud fever with Breeze, she had a kick, because I found a wound on her back leg, and it was the only one that was puffy and had heat. So I am treating that, and she's walking much better now.
So I'm hoping *touches wood* that nothing will go wrong, I just can't deal with all this day in, day out.