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post #1 of 12 Old 08-03-2012, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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Sometimes when it rains it pours

As a really successful season of competing is winding down and heading into Regional and National Finals it has all come to a screeching halt. Whole summer of battling my own health issues as I try to compete made it tough enough. And now the worst has happened.
Zena, my back up penning and main sorting horse was injured Saturday when I was gone. We will never know for sure what happened but she has severe nerve damage to her face and a badly injured neck. Look like she ran full tilt into a plank fence and is lucky she didn't break her neck. As it is she is out for 3-6 months now and the nerve damage may never fully heal. No idea why a calm easy going horse ran herself into a fence that hard.
And last night Fred, the top horse, was suddenly packing a front leg. Bowed tendon. He was fine on Wednesday night when I excercised him. Again no idea what happened but we did have some bad thunderstorms roll through after I rode and yesterday. And he is a bit silly and high strung.
Looks like I will be finishing out the season on borrowed horses as I manage the injuries on my own. I thank my lucky stars that there are so many good people involved in the sport that I do.
What a the rain literally pours down.
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post #2 of 12 Old 08-03-2012, 11:42 AM
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Awe I am so sorry this happened to Zena
I hope she gets better soon

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post #3 of 12 Old 08-03-2012, 12:12 PM
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Im so sorry this happened!! my horse on the way to regionals bowed a tendon in the trailer and I couldnt find a last minute horse so my shots @ nationals were shot. Hope the horsies get better fast!
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I'm so sorry this happened
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post #5 of 12 Old 08-03-2012, 12:37 PM
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So sorry these injuries happened-hope they get better soon & you have good runs w/borrowed horses.
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post #6 of 12 Old 08-03-2012, 01:11 PM
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aaaw man that sucks. i hope they get better soon!

and good luck with the borrowed guys.

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post #7 of 12 Old 08-03-2012, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the kind words everybody. It will take time for the injuries to heal. If they never heal up enough to compete again, they will still have a home with me. I am trying out a horse tomorrow.
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post #8 of 12 Old 08-03-2012, 01:20 PM
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man, if u were in NM id tell you to go ride my fatty horse.

my moms afraid of em (she wont admit it) so they dont get to chase moomoos when im not home.

let us konw how it goes!

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post #9 of 12 Old 08-03-2012, 01:20 PM
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SOO Sorry!! **hugs** Praying for full recoveries.
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post #10 of 12 Old 08-21-2012, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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Just an update...the injured horses are healing up which is great. And I kind of bought the borrowed horse I was competing on over the past two weeks lol. I just really liked her, quirks and all. No pics of her yet but here are her papers.
Wrangle O Dude Quarter Horse=
She is a bit rusty after hardly seeing cattle for over a year but she has been trying so hard and getting better every time we compete. My father talked me into making the deal on her lol. He is seeing new ranch horse for himself I think.
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