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post #41 of 52 Old 09-06-2010, 12:41 AM
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Oh Indy...dont rush on the girth extender...Rosie is lame (as you predicted!) LOL

Im so glad that they didn't lie about his age. It looks like he probably wasn't getting proper nutrition before he came to you...Im suprised you haven't seen a growth spurt already! He is just simply adorable...I love all your horses! Glad to hear that after he is healed he will be back to 'earning his keep'!
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post #42 of 52 Old 09-06-2010, 01:04 AM
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The natives say to burn them after the 2nd full moon in May. Now, how many times are their TWO full moons in May? Yes, they are hard to get rid of. Cut them down when green to prevent the seeds from spreading as you move them. Put the cuttings in a plastic bag, seal it and send it out with the garbage. Don't burn it; they will seed out, even though they are green. I suppose you could probably put some toxin in the bag, but I've never tried. Then, pour salt all over the area where the offender reigned supreme. It's a battle, but it does work.

And yes, their stalks are definitely tough enough to injure a horse like that if the horse gets caught up in them. Monty is lucky that he didn't poke his eye. Glad he's healing up well.
I will have to give that a try. We've tried cutting them down before they get the little green burrs on them, but they just grow back. :(

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post #43 of 52 Old 09-07-2010, 11:31 AM
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Ouch! Poor boy! Evil plant bit him.
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post #44 of 52 Old 09-07-2010, 11:57 AM
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Poor Monty. Isn't it amazing how horrible an injury can look, and yet , will heal so beautifully. Hope your vet is right , and there will be no scar. Have had some very horrible injuries on my two, and have healed so well you'd be hard pressed to find them.

Lucky boy is getting excellent care and TLC. Best of luck to you during his healing period.

(isn't your initial response to something like that "OMG"! I know mine always is. Then it's "oh boy", because of the amount of time, money and care it will require. lol)

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post #45 of 52 Old 09-07-2010, 01:41 PM
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I mow the cockleburrs down as soon as they come up, before they seed. I've kept them to a minimum on my parent's place, but can't get rid of them all the way. They are nasty plants and I've cut myself on a stalk before, so I can imagine the damage it would do to a horse's tender nose.

Poor boy, he sure is a cutie though!
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post #46 of 52 Old 09-07-2010, 02:00 PM
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Wow, poor guy. He really did a number on himself. Good luck with his road to recovery. Lots of doctoring! I have had a lot of experience with cuts and wounds etc...The healing is the most imprtant as you know. Keeping infection and proud flesh away. Sometimes no matter what I did nothing worked 100%. I just recently started using a product called vetaid. I would def give it a try you will be amazed at how much faster he heals the "right way" from the inside out.
Again, Good luck
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post #47 of 52 Old 09-07-2010, 04:01 PM
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W0w its so deep and hard to believe a plant did that to his poor nose. Luckily he is in a decent home now and getting the proper care and attention he needs.

Also lucky you noticed when you did as it would have been unable to get stiched. Im happy everything is turning out well

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post #48 of 52 Old 09-07-2010, 07:14 PM
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Nylon would be much better. Our BO won't turn horses out in ropes. If a boarder doesn't have a web halter, she'll let them use one of hers.

Also, I would check around the field for any other sticks that he might get caught up.

That picture is just crazy intense!!

Just for the record, neither Nylon nor Rope are good for the pasture. Get online and search for breakaway halters. I sold a foal to a sweet kid once and he left the nylon halter on and the filly snapped her neck on the feeder when she got it caught.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #49 of 52 Old 09-07-2010, 11:04 PM
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ow. it is lucky that wasn't his eye. I happened to come across a horse who did something similar to his butt. how that happened, we couldn't figure out...

good luck and speedy recovery.
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post #50 of 52 Old 09-10-2010, 05:17 PM
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Just checking in to see how Monty is doing?

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