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    08-07-2009, 08:34 PM
  #1
Foal
Exclamation Need to save my horse (very long)

This past weekend a snobby little girl who takes lessons at our stables decided that her lesson horse, my beautiful Andalusian mare, Raincloud, wasn't good enough for her. So, she went strolling through the stables and decided to tack up my skittish new three-year-old Thoroughbred stallion, Matsumoto Takanori (we call him Taka-kun). She KNEW he was skittish. She KNEW he was only three. But, she decided to be stupid and ride him anyway.

I am the only one who can ride that horse without him bucking or rearing. This girl came out on my horse, and I flipped. I told her firmly to get off him or she will be kicked out of the stables. Her snotty mother was sitting off, watching, not doing anything.

She sped past me at a trot, went around the arena, pulling on his soft mouth, kicking his ribs, and smacking him with her crop to show off to the younger riders and parents. I told her to get off multple times before Taka-kun snapped.

He reared and bucked and twisted as hard as he could. He fell on his rear when he slipped once. She only pulled and kicked harder. Then, my poor horse crashed through the arena fence and galloped off. He was really scared, still rearing and bucking while the little monster pulled an kicked. Then, he ran right into the wire fence of the cow pasture.

She jumped off and ran back as my horse was rolling around on his sides and back, getting cut up by the sharp wire. I borrowed another girl's horse and went to him.


We eventually got him untangled, but not before he had several deep gauges in his back, chest, legs, and hips.
I screamed at the girl and her mother to leave and never come back. They DID come back later because the mother thought that they should recieve money for having Taka-kun scare her daughter (we actually threatened to call the police and they never came back).

My horse is absoluty traumatized now. We can't get near him in his stall (it's larger than the rest and has a special soft bedding in it, made for pregnant mares and injured horses) and he spazzes if we try to. We can't medicate his cuts. The vet says if we can't get him to calm down, she might have to put him down in risk of him hurting someone.

Please, I don't want my horse to die. He is so sweet normally but that little retch has ruined him. I need some help on how to calm him down and help him!
     
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    08-07-2009, 09:02 PM
  #2
Weanling
Wow. I don't even know what to say. I am so sorry. I am so so sorry.
     
    08-07-2009, 09:12 PM
  #3
Foal
I don't know about you but I would be seeking legal action against this person. What she did was completely and totally wrong. She caused the horse to be physically and mentally traumatized. She should be sued and forced to pay for the medical treatment.

That is ridiculious. I would probably have launched myself at her and taken her off by force.

There are supplements that are meant to calm spazzy horses. Uh...calm and cool, smartcalm, ex stress, and B-1. Go to your local tack store and try and find some supplements that you can just stick in his feed.

Can you even get him out of the stall? Is he crazy in the stall or in hand as well? Is he food motivated? Does he have a favorite treat? Just start little and take baby steps. Don't give up yet.
     
    08-07-2009, 09:18 PM
  #4
Yearling
I am so sorry that happen to you and your horse. That is just awful. I don't know if this will help, but I just read an article about using essential oils to help horses deal with stress. If you would like to try it, angelica root helps to calm hysteria and clears early trauma.
     
    08-07-2009, 09:21 PM
  #5
Trained
He is a beautiful horse and it's terrible that she abused him so. No horse should not be subjected to that kind of a rider and I think it is very right that you kicked them out of the barn. She should have obeyed your request to get off the horse and shouldn't have taken him in the first place without permission.

However, I don't understand why you would be unable to tranq him, unable to get near him in the stall. If he is that unsettled I see lots of potential problems down the road. How long have you had him? Maybe its not just the terrifying ride he had, but also that he is not yet secure in the barn? I think there must be more to this story if he is such a wonderful horse. I do see some fire in his eye for sure.
     
    08-07-2009, 09:29 PM
  #6
Green Broke
I would defanitly get law inforcment into this.
     
    08-07-2009, 09:42 PM
  #7
Weanling
I hope this girl gets what she deserves for putting your beautiful horse through that.
     
    08-07-2009, 10:03 PM
  #8
Foal
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Originally Posted by JadedEyes    
I don't know about you but I would be seeking legal action against this person. What she did was completely and totally wrong. She caused the horse to be physically and mentally traumatized. She should be sued and forced to pay for the medical treatment.

That is ridiculious. I would probably have launched myself at her and taken her off by force.

There are supplements that are meant to calm spazzy horses. Uh...calm and cool, smartcalm, ex stress, and B-1. Go to your local tack store and try and find some supplements that you can just stick in his feed.

Can you even get him out of the stall? Is he crazy in the stall or in hand as well? Is he food motivated? Does he have a favorite treat? Just start little and take baby steps. Don't give up yet.
He won't go near his food. I've tried putting those supplements in but he kicks at me when I try to. He won't drink either.
     
    08-07-2009, 10:08 PM
  #9
Foal
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Originally Posted by northernmama    
He is a beautiful horse and it's terrible that she abused him so. No horse should not be subjected to that kind of a rider and I think it is very right that you kicked them out of the barn. She should have obeyed your request to get off the horse and shouldn't have taken him in the first place without permission.

However, I don't understand why you would be unable to tranq him, unable to get near him in the stall. If he is that unsettled I see lots of potential problems down the road. How long have you had him? Maybe its not just the terrifying ride he had, but also that he is not yet secure in the barn? I think there must be more to this story if he is such a wonderful horse. I do see some fire in his eye for sure.
We've had him for less than a year, but he was very calm in the stall and in the pasture. Although I was the only one who could ride him or even lead him.
We have tried to tranquilize him, but he dodges everything; he was trained to avoid things like that when he was training to be a racer (but he wasn't fast enough). We don't want to corner him because he spazzes if I even stick my hand in to put a treat in his stall.
     
    08-07-2009, 10:17 PM
  #10
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by TabbyNeko    
He won't go near his food. I've tried putting those supplements in but he kicks at me when I try to. He won't drink either.
If he won't eat you really should try the essential oils. All he has to do is smell it which he might be able to do without getting too close.
     

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