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    06-17-2012, 08:35 PM
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QHH
Foal
Help! Filly put her leg through the fence

Almost had a heart attack this morning, my new 2yr old filly put her leg through the fence, it's that taut wire stuff - thinking of putting up polytape around the fence to keep her off it.

She just arrived yesterday and was doing very well apart from a little initial snorting, then she settled and grazed, ate etc. So now she's made friends with a couple of horses across the fence and when they move away she starts pawing the fence, needless to say she got her leg caught today and panicked, reared up a bit and untangled herself but limped for a bit after.

Was that a lesson learnt or can I expect repeat performances?!
     
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    06-17-2012, 08:57 PM
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Trained
With a horse...Always expect the unexpected. And just when you think it can't get any worse...It will.
     
    06-17-2012, 09:13 PM
  #3
Showing
Horses are prone to injury. Just keep everything you can in good shape and get the vet out for emergency situations.

Welcome to horse ownership :P
     
    06-17-2012, 11:14 PM
  #4
Started
Needle in a Haystack? Go get a pony. It's out for ya ;)
     
    06-18-2012, 02:58 AM
  #5
QHH
Foal
Thanks for the replies everyone, though not sure if was what I wanted to hear ("yes she learnt her lesson and won't do it again" lol).

This isn't my first horse, I had my own boarding stable and riding school many years ago but it's been a while since I've done this and I've never kept a horse in a paddock unattended, all my horses were stabled.

But she's still a baby you know? and I'm a terrible worry wart!
     
    06-18-2012, 03:25 AM
  #6
Started
Poor thing! She wont be doing that again I hope! You're not alone with the near heart attack though! My dog got out as my mum was backing out today, never thought my voice went that high...
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    06-18-2012, 03:42 AM
  #7
Yearling
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Originally Posted by QHH    
Almost had a heart attack this morning, my new 2yr old filly put her leg through the fence, it's that taut wire stuff - thinking of putting up polytape around the fence to keep her off it.

She just arrived yesterday and was doing very well apart from a little initial snorting, then she settled and grazed, ate etc. So now she's made friends with a couple of horses across the fence and when they move away she starts pawing the fence, needless to say she got her leg caught today and panicked, reared up a bit and untangled herself but limped for a bit after.

Was that a lesson learnt or can I expect repeat performances?!
probley yes as she is young don't take the chance poly wire will keep her away from it and to respect the fence and I hope she is ok and no dammage has occured to her tendons.
     
    06-22-2012, 08:02 AM
  #8
QHH
Foal
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Originally Posted by michaelvanessa    
probley yes as she is young don't take the chance poly wire will keep her away from it and to respect the fence and I hope she is ok and no dammage has occured to her tendons.
Yes I think you're right, polytape will hopefully keep her safer. No damage thank God, she's fine
     

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