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R.I.P. Jet--story of the tragic day that took my horses life

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        12-21-2010, 03:32 PM
      #11
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by churumbeque    
    I was impressed at the actions you took with not trailering him for the lesson and the precautions and trial run the next day. Most people would have just kept going down the road. That is a fluke that is highly unlikely and nothing you could have forseen.
    Thank you, we had experiences in the past where he got nervous trailering so we didnt want to risk having him get injured-even though I suppose that was inevitable. :( I think it was mostly to due to the type of trailer. We didnt own a trailer at the time--well we had access to a bumper pull but we decided to trailer with a friend who was also taking the lesson with me since we were working on a pas de deux---anyway their trailer is a small 2 horse brender up and I think he just feel claustrophobic and panicked.

    Now we have a big spacious 2 plus 1 gooseneck that I use with my new horse, its old and ugly but it sure makes me fell like my horse is comfortable and doesnt feel cramped!
         
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        12-21-2010, 04:58 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    So sorry, thanks for sharing I love the name Jet Stream.
         
        12-21-2010, 11:46 PM
      #13
    Super Moderator
    I have often wondered how safe those Brenderups are. They look flimsy to me.
         
        12-22-2010, 12:41 AM
      #14
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by tinyliny    
    I have often wondered how safe those Brenderups are. They look flimsy to me.
    You would think that, but apparently they are pretty strong! I know for a fact he at least kicked the ramp. I personally hate them-although I might be biased now since I lost my horse in one. I would never use one again since my horse I have now is 16.3 hh, and jet was 16.0hh we were pushing it with him but he had trailered in that trailer before and didnt care. Horses are just unpredictable.
         
        12-22-2010, 04:14 AM
      #15
    Trained
    I literally cried reading your story :(
    R.I.P Jet
         
        12-22-2010, 11:02 AM
      #16
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by PintoTess    
    I literally cried reading your story :(
    R.I.P Jet
    it will be three years in march since he died, and I still cry everytime I read it or talk about it :(
         
        12-29-2010, 04:36 AM
      #17
    Foal
    I feel for you, I lost my brother's horse in a tragic accident June of 2008, crazy to think it will be 3 years. I personally get nervous about hauling anywhere with my horses, not because i've had issues but because I know so many that have. I know that most full sized horse owners think i'm weird, but my minis all ride loose in our trailer. Horses naturally face the doors/back of trailer when loose because it's easier for them to balance and compensate trailer movement. PLUS I have more then 1 friend who has lost a horse to a misstep while tied and broke their neck/got trampled that kinda stuff.
    I'm truly sorry you had to make that decision for your horse, but glad you found comfort in your new one.
         
        12-29-2010, 05:13 AM
      #18
    Foal
    So sad reading your story..
    RIP Jet...
         
        12-29-2010, 11:07 AM
      #19
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Adenfire    
    I feel for you, I lost my brother's horse in a tragic accident June of 2008, crazy to think it will be 3 years. I personally get nervous about hauling anywhere with my horses, not because i've had issues but because I know so many that have. I know that most full sized horse owners think i'm weird, but my minis all ride loose in our trailer. Horses naturally face the doors/back of trailer when loose because it's easier for them to balance and compensate trailer movement. PLUS I have more then 1 friend who has lost a horse to a misstep while tied and broke their neck/got trampled that kinda stuff.
    I'm truly sorry you had to make that decision for your horse, but glad you found comfort in your new one.
    Thats terrible, :( but thank you...Luckily my new horse doesnt mind trailering, he actually enjoys it but he is starting to get attached to a few mares that we show with/occasionally park next to so when they leave he gets a little rowdy, so it gets me so nervous! Especially since jet has literally tried to jump out a trailer window once!!
         
        12-29-2010, 11:40 AM
      #20
    QOS
    Green Broke
    So sorry you lost your horse. I lost one (stolen) at 14 and it broke my heart. I think of her often as Little Bit was just a terrific gal.

    As for the trailer, Brenderup's are pretty darn strong - the walls are made to flex when kicked. There is a possibility that he kicked himself as you said, or had a weakness in that hoof due to old injury, illness. How very sad. RIP
         

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