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    04-04-2010, 11:36 PM
Close Calls

I was just thinking it would be interesting to here stories of horses who had close calls in life. Or even if you had one while riding. Just times when it turned out okay in the end and when you look back you just think "wow my horse/I was lucky to even be alive right now"

I have two:
- Brandy (our old TWH mare): when she was younger she got a nail up her hoof (still not sure to this day where that nail came from) and it touched her coffin bone. The vet told my parents that she probably wouldn't live but they could try a couple of things. The vet took the nail out and they had to pack the hoof every day and what not and the vets all said that she wouldn't make it. However she is not one to give up on life...she ended up getting better and hasn't had troubles with that foot or anything

- Sonny (my 5 year old haffie gelding): I think it was like close to a year after we got him and his brother, he coliced. He is a very sensitive horse and that day a lot of things happened and then on top of it all there was a storm coming in. When me and my mom went out that evening to feed he didn't really eat too much and he kept going up and trying to roll so we went up and got him up and me and my mom walked him around for hours in the rain. I honestly was afraid we'd loose him because he is my baby (though at this time I had not seen many cases of colic which in 90% of the ones I saw at local fairs end up with the horse dying). He ended up being just fine and he's doing very well now : D

So what has happened to you/your horse?
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    04-05-2010, 12:23 AM
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The one that rings in my head the most is when Sista, a TWH mare at the barn, was pawing at the panel gate to be let in, and she somehow got her leg between two bars, and in-turn, panicked. I was trying so hard to stay calm, but was ofcourse freaking out. Somehow I managed to grab her leg and angle it just enough so that she could pull it out. I swear, I thought she was going to pull back a broken leg.
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