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post #1 of 14 Old 12-08-2007, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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Oh no! My baby! Today's news...

Alright, today Mom left me home so she could go help my aunt. On the way she stopped to feed Blu. I was here on HorseForum when the phone rang. It was Mom. Here's what she said, "Get your butt in the car. Blu is stuck in the fence!" She drove up right then and I ran over to the car. When we got to the pasture...Blu had only three legs to stand on! By that I mean:

Blu had apparently tried to get over the fence. There he got both front feet caught on the fence. He drug the fence down and it was caught on the back of his front left shoe. His right hoof was held up just a little too high on the fence wire...barbed wire.

The wire was cutting into his coronet. He was really stuck. I walked in next to him and I'll admit it now: I didn't trust him. I tried to pick up his foot. I couldn't alone. I released and he bit me. Right below my wrist. Maybe I can send a pic. Its not bad but it bruised. Though, the swelling has gone down.

Mom puched the wire down while I lifted Blu's leg. We got him free of the first hoof. Now for the left one that was caught. We helped him out of that at he stammered for a minute. He kept stepping back and forth on his front legs. And guess what he does next! He blows into my face, (with his sweet hay breath), and walks down the pasture to his feed bucket and eats.

We drove to the local feed store and bought wormer for him....he was over due anyways. We also stopped by my house to get some Scarlet Oil.

Had to put this: Blu is so smart. I was touching his mouth so I coulp prepare him for the Ivermectin tube. Then when I brought the tube to his mouth he moved, every time! I put some in his grain. Did he eat it? Nope. Lol. Finally I got it though.

Anyways, I dressed his wounds. His coronet was the worst part but not too bad actually. He was walking fine. I will post the pic Mom took soon!

You know what the worst part was?!?! Who knew how long my baby had been fighting and standing there!!!!!????

I LOVE MY BOO!

(sorry for so much typing)

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post #2 of 14 Old 12-08-2007, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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Here it is. Sorry the pic is upside down. Can you see my shower curtain?! Lol

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post #3 of 14 Old 12-09-2007, 11:57 AM
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I have a story similar to that we had a horse being boarded at our barn and the horse bucked in his stall and got his back leg stuck inbetween the stall metal part.....am I making since??? (not really) and so when we found him at six in the morning he was standing there with a hyper extended leg just sleeping...Good old boy... we had to saw him out.
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post #4 of 14 Old 12-09-2007, 12:24 PM
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My loan horse I had ages ago, was pawing at the fence we think and when we drove down to the field, there he was standing at the fence with the back of his front shoe stuck on the fence. We had no idea how long he'd been there but he was such an angel. He didn't try to pull away and he let us just cut it off. [: I dread what to think if the horse I had now got his foot stuck, he's not great with his feet and he would REALLy panic. ]:
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Blu was pretty calm. His eyes looked tender.....but had a panicked shade in them. Sort of like he wanted me to help....but he didn't trust me either. Which will be a big thing to work on.

I noticed for the last time yesterday. Blu's eyes are brown. I was studying them before I helped free him and....the center of his eye is blue. Not like cloudy, blind blue. I know what that looks like. Nikki had to be put down because she went fully blind and deaf. And Buddy was blinding. Anyhow, I thought it was pretty. The inside of his eye looks like a few mountains surrounding a blue lake.

Don't be afraid to tell me I am weird! Lol.

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post #6 of 14 Old 12-09-2007, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Alright here's that picture of Blu. It doesn't look bad but upclose....wow! He was tangled in there.

And of course I am standing there smiling like and IDIOT!!!! I am so stupid. At first I didn't realize how bad it was...

Oh and trust me it doesn't look so bad in real life....the surroundings! Lol. I have no idea where that bed thing or whatever came from! You see the two wire's under Blu's feet? Ya that was the fence. He is standing on the rest of it...

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yeah that bed thing is weird..... :roll:
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Ya that kind of scares me because it wasn't there before!!! Should I be worried?! Lol

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post #9 of 14 Old 12-09-2007, 08:58 PM
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Do you just HATE wire!!! Especially barb wire!!

I've seen horses crippled for life by wire and it's not nice stuff!!
My neighbour had a filly hat went through a fence. The wire got wrapped around her hind leg and pull tight. The wire cut so deep that after it had healed she walked with a bad hitch in that leg. She was no good for riding and we didn't know how breeding her would effect her leg so we had no idea what to do with her . . . . And then one day we found her dead in her paddock after a storm. She had been hit by lightning. . . . Such a shame.

Wire can do sooo much damage!!! :(
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post #10 of 14 Old 12-10-2007, 06:16 AM
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That bruise looks familiar, I had one just like it on my upper arm from a horse bite but it broke the skin. I still have a scar
I hate wire of any kind and just finished replacing all the barbless in my dry lot with woven horse fence. They can't get a foot in it. Keep an eye on his wound, I use stuff called tri-care. You might want to give him a round of antibiotics. Has he had his tetinus shot?


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