Saw Gypsy after her accident on - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 03-04-2010, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,372
• Horses: 0
Unhappy Saw Gypsy after her accident on

I went out yesterday after I got a call on tuesday. Saying Gypsy got kicked and a bone chip cut into an artery. By what they told me she lost 6 pints of blood. And the vet was working on her for about 45mins. They will be taking x-rays next week to see if they got all the bone chips out. Im worried about long turn damage or tissue damage that might affect/cause pain to her lower leg. It happend right around her cannon bone
The girl who is leasing Gypsy is doing a really great job. Giving her two penicillin shots one in the am and pm. she got a tetanus shot. No leaving her stall for 2 weeks. And bute for 7 days, so Gypsy is a drugged up pony!

On the bright side. She looked REALLY good! She was fat and had a lot more muscle, her feet looked amazing, nice and round. Not long oval shape like my ferrier had them. This was the first time i had seen her since they got her from the crappy barn/BO. But she looked so much BIGGER. I was like uuuhhhh I know your 15h but you look 16h!

I was a little heart broken to see how cranky she was and to hear how she again was the B*** of the barn. I had worked so much with her when I had her and now all that went out the window. She turned from evil to one of the sweetest at the old barn. Now shes on the battle for dominance again :/ I cant wait till I can have her at my own place, hopefully in june *crosses fingers*

Heres a pic of my buttmunch before the injury

Thanks for reading! HF is my barn away from barn until I can get back on my hooves...(lol! what a corny joke)

From east to west a travlin gypsy found her prancing pony for now their hearts run as one...into the north
travlingypsy is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 Old 03-04-2010, 05:27 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Washington, USA.
Posts: 6,634
• Horses: 2
I'm glad she's doing okay. It sounds like everything went well, considering.

And also, that was a great corny joke. =]

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."
riccil0ve is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 03-04-2010, 06:31 PM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Nevada City
Posts: 1,613
• Horses: 2
I'm in the same boat, fighting a leg injury. My mare decided to be so smart and jump over the metal wheeled bucket holder thingy yesterday, and caught her right hind leg. She scraped up her leg pretty bad, all the way from her hoof up to her stifle. But the big doozy, was done about an inch below the inside of her hock. She ripped it open, and I called the vet even though everyone who saw it though that it was just a deep scrape, because I was a bit skeptical with how much it was bleeding. Found out that she severed a vein, and now she's got 4 stitches in her leg, is on stall rest for 2 weeks, has to have her leg bandaged for those 2 weeks, which won't be easy :( and I have to give her banamine injections twice a day plus her antibiotics. I just really hope that after all is said and done, that she heals nicely and doesn't have any complications. I'm just glad that I live on the property, and I don't have to worry about making sure that she's getting the care she needs. I hope that Gypsy heals nice and quickly.
dressagebelle is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 03-04-2010, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,372
• Horses: 0
riccilove- Thanks, I got really lucky with the girl who is leasing Gypsy, considering its a free lease. And you never really know how things are especially since im so far away. (1hr+)

dressagebelle- Your mare wanted an advanture with that holder thingy! Gypsy is in a leg wrap to but it has to have hard bandages over the softer wrap. I hope your mare heals up nicely to

From east to west a travlin gypsy found her prancing pony for now their hearts run as one...into the north
travlingypsy is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 03-10-2010, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,372
• Horses: 0
Got the x-rays today and its not good DX Gypsy still has a bone chip in her leg. As of now its not causing problems but they said its a 50/50 chance of it getting re-injured and her being lame for the rest of her life. Or you can have surgery that would cost 3-4,000.
But otherwise it looks like if it heals up nicely then she can still be ridden lightly just no more jumping :C I havent talked to the vet yet just waiting on her call and she will fill me in with more details and what the plan is.

Has anyone had a full recovery from something like this? Im not willing to put her down unless its giving her pain 24/7 and shes to lame to even walk. Or cant be a pasture pet. Right now thats not the case. But man all this from just one kick!

From east to west a travlin gypsy found her prancing pony for now their hearts run as one...into the north
travlingypsy is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Car accident xoSonnyLove1234 Horse Talk 4 12-29-2009 09:38 PM
Was in a car accident EventersBabe General Off Topic Discussion 15 12-13-2009 05:53 PM
Gypsy Cob vs. Gypsy Vanner horseluver250 Horse Breeds 9 12-13-2009 12:36 PM
Ugh.. Accident last Sat IheartPheobe Horse Talk 10 11-16-2009 11:03 AM
The accident thread Kiki Cars and Trucks 10 06-08-2009 03:56 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome