Sooooooooooo.............I am going to the barn as usual today, I skipped out yesterday because I couldnt get away from work. Well, I show up and sure enough here comes the barn owner. He says that he has something to tell me. Well apparently when he turned Thunder out yesterday in the arena, when he came back to bring him to his stall, Thunder was laying on the ground with his head caught in a chain by the gait where he he has other stalls. He said that he saw him and freaked out because he wasnt moving and he thought he was dead! I guess Thunder had somehow stuck his head into the chain and instead of freaking out like most horses, he just laid down and sat there until someone came to help him. The BO ran and was scared out of his mind to get the bolt cutters to cut the chain. I understand this is hard to picture, it is for me too. After he cut him loose, he was a bit shaken up, but ok. The BO didnt call me because he said that Thunder was fine. He said that I have one smart horse, because rarely do they just lay down like that if they have their head caught up in something. I feel pretty sad for my little man at the moment, but I really can't figure out how he got tangled up in such a small section of chain. Here's a pic of his owie, it's directly below his ear, kind of where the halter would go.
I know it's not very bad, but it still makes me sad :(