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post #1 of 4 Old 09-15-2009, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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Augh! Stop hurting yourself! DX

I took Magic and Tanner to a horse show this last weekend, and when I took them out of the trailer, Magic had a fresh new cut over her eye! (and she was only in there for maybe fifteen minutes!) It seems like every time she goes in the trailer, she comes out with a new cut on her, and I have no idea where they're coming from! None of the other horses have gotten cut up in there, and it doesn't seem to matter where in the trailer I have her tied, she still gets hurt!
I've gone in the trailer with a flashlight and ran my hands over every part of it, even the parts where she probably couldn't even get at, and I had two of my friends and my dad do the same thing. And we haven't found anything!
A few weeks ago she had cut herself by her forelock, and I had to take the browband off her headstall because it kept rubbing and she'd throw her head. Now she has the cut above her eye and a rub mark on her flank.
I always keep her in shipping boots and a thin sheet (unless it's really hot out, and I'm worried about her overheating), and I've checked her 'trailer tack' against where she's cut or rubbed, and it's not coming from any of that.
I just want to start stapling giant mattress to all the walls and floors and trailer her in her own personal padded cell! DX
She's never hurt herself badly -- it's always just superficial little cuts and scrapes that heal up in a week or two, but it still drives me nuts.

Anyone else got a horribly accident-prone horse?
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post #2 of 4 Old 09-15-2009, 03:41 PM
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My goodness yes! Ben is like a walking doofus, he will walk into a solid wall and act suprised it hurts! Most recently, he got a small, inch shallow cut on his inner leg. No sweeling, no bleeding, nothing. He was lame! Completely didn't eve want to walk *poor me* act. I made him work throug it to keep him from getting stiff and after a few minutes of *she's making we work with my leg almost torn off* he realized it didn't hurt and was fine. Dweeb :roll:
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-15-2009, 04:16 PM
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Ha ha. Scout doesn't get wierd little superficial injuries like that, but right now he's a titch lame, no clue why. Dad thinks he has a charley horse (I think he may have intended the pun...) or is just muscle stiff, but there's no heat, no swelling, no pain reaction or flinching, anywhere on any leg or hoof, including the one that I (who am no vet) an 90% sure is the gimpy one. Only gimps on a turn too. Hmm. I can't even put liniment on him without covering his whole leg, since I don't know quite what part of that leg hurts! I'll just let him rest in his paddock and walk it off, if no improvement in a few days or if it gets worse I'll call the vet.

His barnmate, on the other hand, has so many little wounds that you would think his stall is lined with cheesegraters. Every half-hour or so you hear a great massive clunk, that's his head bashing off the stall wall. Clumsy wierdo.

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post #4 of 4 Old 09-16-2009, 11:27 AM
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My guys are kind of sophisticated and they seem to take pride in their coats because they never have a mark on them. Which is surprising with Norman because he's a huge klutz. lol They never have any bite or kick marks because they're the dominant ones in the herd, which I'm grateful for.

Recently however, Victor came out of the pasture with several "owies" and I have no clue what they were from. He's rarely ever had a scratch on him until now. People are going to think I beat him or something. O_o

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