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barrelbeginner 08-11-2012 01:23 PM

:( Well, Angie Broke her Shoulder:.(
Well, my boss asked me yesterday to go check on all her horses sometime in the early morning because she wouldn't make it home the night before. So, as asked, I went to check on all the horses. Driving to the end of my pasture, which meets up with hers I noticed a little sorrel horse favoring one leg. I told my friend "That already looks bad from here." :-(

The closer we got the worse it looked.. I figured out it was Angie. Her leg was swollen and she was just standing there.
I called my boss and told her what I saw. She said that she would call the vet and have him come out the very next morning.ASAP. And that she was on her way home at 9am after the call.

I gave her some bute hoping for the best, but of course knowing it wasn't good. She couldn't even move that leg.. just dragged it along as I moved her away into a different pen away from the herd..

Today, I went there before the vet and realized she looked even more swollen.. I just pet her and rubbed her where she looked sore. and loved all over her.. until the vet came I really was hoping for the best..

As soon as the vet touched her leg and moved it around, he said, she's broken it right below her shoulder.:cry: We are not sure how she broke it but she did. They think she had a hairline fracture and then just worked up enough to break it.. It sucked, as soon as he told me I started to tear up even though I have only known Angie for 3 months.. and never rode her or spent that much time with her.
I had to walk away and plug my ears as the put Angie down. All I can think now is that she is in NO MORE pain and not hurting and gimping around anymore. It was for the best. Everything happens for a reason. RIP Angie<3

PSand sorry if this doesn't go here. Im not sure:/

cakemom 08-11-2012 01:34 PM

I'm so sorry. What a shame.
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gothicangel69 08-11-2012 01:37 PM

I am sorry you had to go through that. we've had to shoot a few of our horses growing up, and its a horrible thing to go through, even if you didn't know the horse well. One of ours fell on the ice one winter and completely snapped his ankle (I mean it was hanging on my ligaments and tendons). We didn't even wait for the vet and shot him right away as he was in so much pain. Another one had a stroke while we were on a trail ride about 20K in the middle of the woods. We had to shoot her as there was no way we were getting a trailer or wagon through the trail, and she could not walk.
I understand your pain. It is something I would not wish on my worst enemy.
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barrelbeginner 08-11-2012 01:38 PM

yeah we had a couple horses slip on ice and my parents did the same thing.. Im pretty sure they just shot them but told me the vet came out.. as I was just a little 6 year old girl at the time:.( but its better then letting them suffer..right

Saddlebag 08-11-2012 02:11 PM

Especially since ice wasn't involved we beat ourselves up wondering how it could have happened. A breeder's stallion broke his pelvis and no idea how. He was out on a pasture he was long familiar with his band of mares. They were checked daily so when he didn't come in they went looking. All they knew was it happened between the evening check and the morning check.

mfed58 08-11-2012 10:21 PM

So sad. There was nothing else anyone could've done for Angie. We lost one of our favorite horses last year from the same thing, and no idea how it happened. Big Joe was almost 24 yo, and it absolutely tore my wifes heart out when we put her Joe down. Just know she's in a better place over the rainbow bridge. Rest in Peace Angie.

mammakatja 08-12-2012 01:49 PM

What a nightmare of an experience. I'm so sorry this happened to Angie, you and all involved. Someone once told me we have these creatures to lose them. Not exactly how I'd like to think of it, especially since I'm currently nursing a pretty serious injury on my own mare, but sadly we have to accept it as part of owning and loving them. I hate it though.

EnglishGirl144 08-12-2012 04:21 PM

I'm soo sorry :( I had to put my boy down 1/1/11. he had a hairline fracture of his right elbow and one day it fully broke. had to put him down :( im still mourning him. I feel your pain

AlexS 08-12-2012 04:24 PM

I am so sorry that you had to experience this. Rest well Angie.

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