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post #1 of 11 Old 11-18-2008, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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April slipped tonight

I went out to clean stalls tonight and April was playing around in her turnout. The turnout is good sized, half sand, half grass. She was full of it and running and playing. April rolled in the sand and then got up and took off running, she got to the edge of the pen (in the grass section) and totally wipped out, she hit her hip really hard (or seemed like it) and then layed there for a little bit... my heart stopped (well you know what I mean). I though for sure something bad happened. She got up, stood for minute, and then took off troting like nothing happened. But then I noticed she seemed a little more cautious the next time she went to stop on the grass. She didnt act lame or sore on it and I didnt feel anything. So I think all is well... at least for now

But man, these horses can sure scare the crap out of a person... I mean they usually don't fall like that nor have I seen her do that.


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post #2 of 11 Old 11-18-2008, 09:35 PM
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Aw! Poor girl, that probably scared her as much as it scared you! I've seen my horses jump fences and slide down and just be running in the pasture and go tumbling... I hate the stomach dropping feeling you get because it seems like the worse case scenerios always run through your mind first!

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post #3 of 11 Old 11-18-2008, 09:45 PM
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My horses do that all the time! They are nut jobs! Just be sure she doesn't have any sore muscles tomorrow.
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post #4 of 11 Old 11-18-2008, 10:48 PM
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OMG Thunder did that one time in the arena and he was running so fast, he slipped and lost his front feet from under him and laid like a goat does when it looks like it's praying. His eyes rolled back and he was slowly rubbing his chin in the dirt....i freaked out and screamed...it looked like a seizure! But then he got up and was like whoa what was that and went about his business!!! Lol oh man he scared the crap out of me.
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post #5 of 11 Old 11-19-2008, 12:49 AM
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lol, yea this is common in my horses, they will try to make a full 180 at full speed and they slip and fall flat on their side. It scares the crap outta me but they get up and shake it off and go on about thier running and playing as usual. Never had one get hurt from it yet, I am sure one day someone will fall wrong though.

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post #6 of 11 Old 11-19-2008, 07:33 AM Thread Starter
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My horses do that all the time! They are nut jobs! Just be sure she doesn't have any sore muscles tomorrow.
Thanks everyone... I guess it just scared the crap out of me, I've seen horses go down in like barrels and stuff but never just running around; and I've been around them for years.

Ya im guessing she will be a bit sore, I wont be going up there today to check her. If she is sore Im hoping she will just take it easy, there was nothing swelling last night (or atleast I could feel).

I hope all of ya have a great day!!!


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lol - you had a right to be scared. That's how Riley fractured his pelvis. But it sounds like she's fine. I bet she just knocked the wind out of herself... and I bet she's a whole lot more cautious now! Naughty girl!

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post #8 of 11 Old 11-19-2008, 09:31 AM
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Barney does that all the time. He will look all graceful and beautiful trotting out in the field in the spring the flowers are so tall and it looks amazing....then he falls. I can't see for a secound then he pops back up shakes off the petal all over him then goes back to trotting. I thought I was going to die I was laughing so hard. He is so NOT graceful.
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post #9 of 11 Old 11-20-2008, 12:25 AM
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I was taking a ground work lesson, and did something wrong, and ended up making the horse slip and fall. I felt super bad, but it didn't seem to phase her any.

Poor baby gurl.

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post #10 of 11 Old 11-20-2008, 02:16 PM
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My yearling, Luna, has given me several "heart stopping" moments like that. I swear I'm going to wrap her in bubble wrap.

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