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post #1 of 42 Old 02-05-2012, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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Share your horses injuries or scars!

Hey guys. I thought it would be interesting to start a thread (hopefully it hasn't been done before, sorry if it has) where people can post pics of your horses injuries/cuts/scars, etc. or just tell the story of how it happened.

This stuff really interests me & really shows your horse's character! Thanks for posting :)
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post #2 of 42 Old 02-05-2012, 04:03 PM
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I got one for ya!!



This is what happens when you fall off a horse at full gallop and roll under them. The scar is still here four years later, abet more faded I remember lifting up the back of my shirt and asking my friends "How bad was it?" I almost didn't believe them when they answered "Well... it's a hoof print."
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The only one I have with a very visible scar is Pokey...and it fits his character perfectly.

He got run through a barbed wire fence as a weanling (before we got him) and ended up with a big, nasty scar across his shoulder and some muscle deformities. He's still sound and functional though, just has some "character" LOL.

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Does Pokey use those scars to tell stories and get the fillies interest? Those are some interesting ones though, they could almost look like a weird shape in his natural coat pattern.
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LOL, I'm sure he would, but the only girl we have is Bessie, and she doesn't show much interest in a "dinky little horse like him" .
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post #6 of 42 Old 02-05-2012, 05:44 PM
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Ohh Gracie has a nice one! Lol no idea how it happened. She has a big lump under it. It doesn't affect her movement....
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Thelma had sarcoids before I owned her. One on her right hip and one on the left side of her neck, as well as a scar right above her hoof that also has some strange hoof growth below it and the whole length of her withers is white from an ill fitting saddle.
Mana has one scar on his right rear leg from an injury as a foal (caused by jumping a fence with Momma).

You can see Thelma's scar on the left side of her neck in the full body shot. The hair grows back on her neck, but it is shorter, a different color, and sparse.
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Oh well aren't I a dork. All well, no secret sometimes I forget to re-read to make sure I got the topic down pat. I thought it was YOUR scars or your horses

Ah, well think of it as a two-fer.

Here, this is Indie's scar.



She got that from an ingrown halter when she was a baby, about a year before I got her. You can't see it when she has her hackamore or halter on, but I think it's actually kind of cute (I wouldn't intentionally wish that on any horse of course, but at the same time I can't help but love the little things like that about her ).
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Oh, I had forgotten about Denny's scar. When he was young and green, he was fairly terrified of people. Anyway, one day I was leading him out of a pen that was muddy. I turned to cue him through the gate and as he started through, I slipped and nearly fell down. That scared him and he jumped sideways away from me and forward. Well, he hung his right hip on the fence and opened up a nice sized gash over his right hip bone. It's hard to see the scar now unless you really know where to look but... You can see a part of it straight up and just a hint to the right of his flank.


Then there is Dobe's that nearly invisible LOL. When we first brought him home, he was truly wild. After a bit of work on getting him giving to the halter, we tied him overnight. The next day upon going to the barn, we found him upside down with the rope wrapped around his left hind leg. Had to cut him loose and to this day, I have no idea how he pulled that much slack out of a bowline knot. Anyway, it rope burned around his left gaskin. When the hair grew back in, it grew in white like a freeze-brand. I guess that once was plenty for him to learn about tying proper because ever since then, he will stand perfectly regardless of what's going on around him.

It's just above his hock, angled like this "/".



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OOO!!! I have SOOO many pictures of Sassy's injuries...It will take me a bit till I can retrieve them.

So for now....here is a picture of what Dusty did to my head. WOOT!!!
I still had a black eye in the second picture. I did a pretty good job of covering it up with makeup!
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