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        07-03-2014, 09:50 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    For the equine hospital that my horse would go to, all you need is the horse and their halter. They have pretty much every feed made there already and provide all hay. They don't allow outside water buckets, etc.
         
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        07-03-2014, 10:10 PM
      #12
    Foal
    Update

    Thank you everyone for your advice. I didn't have time to reply before I left but I was able to read some of your advice. It turns out they provide feed and hay and all I needed was the halter (I made sure it was an older one that I don't care about too much just in case it vanishes). We actually ended up finding a trailer to borrow so we didn't end up having to ship her with a hauler. We have a trailer, however it is tiny and she hates it. The vet recommended that we not use it simply because of the stress it would put on her (I've had her less than two months and she only rode in it once). They initially said they were going to do the surgery tomorrow morning, however a half hour after we left the center I got a call from them saying that they had cleaned the wound up more and realized it was worse than they thought and they wanted permission to move the surgery up to tonight . Of course I said yes.
    And yes, New Bolton is expensive (insert dying screams of bank account here) but the eye injury was bad enough that I didn't feel comfortable taking my chances elsewhere. As it is, the eye is very close to rupturing. The surgery has a high success rate, but there is still a chance that she may lose sight in that eye. As of now she is still in surgery. I will not know more until they call me after she comes out of anesthesia and is up and around. My vet said that with an eye injury this bad, she would only recommend New Bolton and I trust her opinion.
    Fortunately I have some money saved up. Unfortunately said money was being saved for buying a bigger trailer . Oh well I guess I just won't be hauling her anywhere any time soon.
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        07-03-2014, 10:12 PM
      #13
    Yearling
    Eye injuries are hard, but New Bolton is really good. But yeah pricey :( Your mare is in the best of hands though. Good luck with her I'm sure she'll pull through fine!
         
        07-03-2014, 10:12 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    I hope everything goes well! Keep us updated.
         
        07-03-2014, 10:34 PM
      #15
    Foal
    Thank you everyone, and yes, I will try to keep you guys updated. Of course, having a horse in surgery at this very moment is not doing good things for my insomnia . It doesn't help that I have never boarded a horse anywhere before so leaving my horse in the care of complete strangers over two hours away from me is painful especially since, right before I left she laid her head on my shoulder and actually nuzzled me. You must understand that she has some major trust issues and that was the first time she has ever voluntarily made physical contact with me or shown any signs of affection. Then to break my heart even further she whinnied for me when I left and she has never done that before . I just hope she still has that much trust in me now that I have dumped her in a strange place with strange people who are doing all kinds of stuff to her even if it is to save her career. I know that she is in the best of hands and my money is being well spent, but that does not prevent every minute of this from being pure agony.
    Sorry for the venting. This has been an emotional day. Thank you everyone for your support and well wishes.
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        07-03-2014, 11:08 PM
      #16
    Trained
    Hope she pulls through and everything goes well. How did she injure her eye?
         
        07-04-2014, 09:44 AM
      #17
    Foal
    Updates on new thread.
    Mis Jet's recovery thread
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by waresbear    
    Hope she pulls through and everything goes well. How did she injure her eye?
    Her boyfriend (a gelding) smacked her in the face with a stick he was playing with . I take comfort in the fact that he is going up for sale soon and therefore can at least help pay for the damage he caused .
         
        07-04-2014, 10:01 AM
      #18
    Super Moderator
    You need to have a talk with her about the company she keeps....


    If she's anything like my mare, she'll love the over the top attention she gets while she's there...
         
        07-04-2014, 10:16 AM
      #19
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by farmpony84    
    You need to have a talk with her about the company she keeps....


    If she's anything like my mare, she'll love the over the top attention she gets while she's there...
    When she gets home we are going to have a long chat about domestic violence and abusive boyfriends . It will be good for her being there because she hates strangers touching her and being fussed over it still rather new to her. Lol. Poor girl is going to get more fussing that she can handle.
         
        07-06-2014, 11:58 PM
      #20
    Green Broke
    One thing I can say about frequent/long term vet care is it really tames (any) animal! I just sent a follow up email to our Dr at Tufts about my then yearling Shetland ewe. She was a favorite and is my most laid back sheep :)

    Good luck!! Keep us posted!

    Such a bad story! Don't tell his buyers lol. They will always find a way..
         

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