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        09-14-2012, 05:29 AM
      #2051
    Super Moderator
    We suspect a wasp or a similar insect maybe stinged him, but nothing was found at the moment and it's too late to check it now. The doctors say that his owner won't be able to even sit up for half a year, so riding is out of question for at least a year and she is not sure if she will ever be able to mount a horse confidention-wise. The gelding will undergo a vet check and everybody who knows him is completely confused now - so much not like him in any aspects! And so scary... I guess I have more motivation to wear a helmet more often now...
         
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        09-14-2012, 09:24 AM
      #2052
    Foal
    Well, as promised, I have some pictures of Mellzy now. They aren't great, I took them with my phone after a great night of tarp training. Once we got done, my wife decided that she needed to braid Mellzy's hair since her mane was pretty rough from being out in the wind and rolling in the mud. One is her standing somewhat patiently getting her hair braided. The second is back in her stall all braided up.
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        09-14-2012, 09:46 AM
      #2053
    Green Broke
    Aww she's cute and wow does she have a long mane, no wonder it got all tangled up
         
        09-14-2012, 09:55 AM
      #2054
    Weanling
    She is very cute! Thanks for the pics, WIRider!

    When I was a kid, my dad's Appaloosa suddenly freaked out once - she had never done anything like it before, and never did after either. She was tied at the time, to a stand with a big gas tank on top. (Not ideal... but that's how they'd always done it) She wrenched the stand off of it's foundations and the gas tank came crashing down, thank goodness it didn't break open and nobody got hurt. She continued to fight and thrash terribly until her lead rope broke and then she just stood there, shaking and looking around wildly.

    We're pretty sure it was a bee, because after that she HATED the sound of fly spray (we had to soak a rag out of earshot and then rub her down) and anything else that made a buzzing or whirring sound.
         
        09-14-2012, 10:45 AM
      #2055
    Weanling
    I had a really well broke trail horse when I was 12 take off bucking down a rock slide on the side of a mountain. Poor thing was swarmed with bees and had all these stings everywhere.

    My heart goes out to your friend. That is such a terrible experience to have to go through.
         
        09-14-2012, 12:44 PM
      #2056
    Super Moderator
    Thanks, guys. I'll let her know that many more people are wishing her quick recovery.

    Just for a daily Yay - my vacation just started, I've got a draft beer and I went tack shopping today! Got this saddle pad - Horze Vancouver Allround Saddle Pad | Allround saddle pads , this browband - Horze Dashing Browband | Brow bands , and a fleece chin strap cover. I ought to get new breeches for myself, but I guess they'll have to wait. :)
         
        09-14-2012, 04:30 PM
      #2057
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Failbhe    
    She is very cute! Thanks for the pics, WIRider!

    When I was a kid, my dad's Appaloosa suddenly freaked out once - she had never done anything like it before, and never did after either. She was tied at the time, to a stand with a big gas tank on top. (Not ideal... but that's how they'd always done it) She wrenched the stand off of it's foundations and the gas tank came crashing down, thank goodness it didn't break open and nobody got hurt. She continued to fight and thrash terribly until her lead rope broke and then she just stood there, shaking and looking around wildly.

    We're pretty sure it was a bee, because after that she HATED the sound of fly spray (we had to soak a rag out of earshot and then rub her down) and anything else that made a buzzing or whirring sound.
    We had something similar happen with one of dad's mare's. He had them both harnessed up and hooked up to a for-cart, pulling a hay wagon. We were having Thanksgiving for all of my mom's family at the house, and dad thought all of his nieces and nephews would enjoy the ride. Well, some kind of bug bit one of the mares and she went crazy. Started jumping and trying to spin, and just freaking out, all while harnessed to another horse and the cart. Scared everyone on the wagon. She ended up stepping on tongue of the cart and broke it. Luckily, once it broke, she was able to spin and shoo away whatever was biting her and didn't hurt herself or anyone else. It was pretty scary though. One of my cousins still won't have anything to do with horses. I even came running out from the house, but it happened so fast that by the time I got there, it was all over.
         
        09-14-2012, 04:33 PM
      #2058
    Yearling
    I love that saddle pad!! Wish I schooled english ):
         
        09-14-2012, 04:49 PM
      #2059
    Green Broke
    Im inclined to agree with everybody else about the bee sting.

    My friend was riding her mare in front of me up a trail in CO. She was walking fine and calm, and Diane was turned around to talk to me...all of a sudden her mare started freaking out. Kicking out in every direction, squeeling and bucking. Diane turned hher around and rode her back towards me eventually and got off...we found 5 bee sting welts on her belly and 4 more on her hind quarters.

    After we found em we got off for lunch and to give her a break and she just stood at the tree shaking with crazy eyes for about 45 min.
         
        09-15-2012, 01:31 AM
      #2060
    nyx
    Weanling
    Weirdest thing, nyx is changing her coat drastically. First I thought she was going black but now her shoulders are dapling lighter colour and she has alot of white flecks in her coat now.. Im seriously confused and a little facinated. :) any one sen this before and know what her coats doing? Like she is almost jet black now at the top of her withers and rump then this white flecking and light dappleing starts lol

         

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