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Britt 06-08-2010 03:16 PM

Got another accident-prone horse...
Itís a running joke between my family and friends that my two Walkers are the most accident-prone horses in the town I live in (and there are lots of horses around here). Pretty much, if one is fine, the other is hurt, and if neither is hurt, chances are good that one will become injured somehow.

Well, apparently Iím cursed to own accident-prone horses.

I went for a walk with my cousin and her gelding yesterday... we were gone for only about half an hour... when we got back, I got Jaxxon out and brought him to the front yard to graze and lo and behold, heíd managed to injure himself!

Iím still not sure just what he did it on, as I cleaned out the area heís fenced in really well before I brought him home last Wednesday. But yes, he has managed to slice his chest open about an inch/two inches... Itís not real bad, but itís bad enough for me.

Iím hosing it out twice a day and putting Fura-Septin on it. Itís slightly swollen and has a little heat around it, but not real bad... It actually looks a lot better today than it did yesterday, and it doesnít seem to be bothering Jaxxon in the slightest. My mum called last night and I told her that I had another accident-prone horse... she just said ďOh no! We canít afford any more vet bills!Ē

After hosing it out, before I put the medicine on it.

After I put the medicine on it.

BaliDoll 06-08-2010 03:22 PM

ouch.... i may be a wimp, but i'd call the vet to get him stitched up. I mean, maybe the photo makes it looks bigger/worse than it is, but.. yeah.

Owwie either way! :(

AfterParty 06-08-2010 03:37 PM

Ouch ! Poor guy, although in the spot that it's in I dont think getting it stitched would be a good idea It'd probaly be sort of pointless . With an animal like a horse that cut is in a spot that is in constant motion so it would be hard for the stitches to stay in . Hope he gets better soon , and best of luck with no more accident prone ponies !

Britt 06-08-2010 03:44 PM

The vet wouldn't be able to stitch it anyway, as the injury isn't fresh anymore... plus, like Afterparty said, it's in a spot that is constantly in motion... The best that I can do is keep an eye on it, keep medicine on it, and let it heal naturally.

The pictures do make it look -way- worse than it really is... It's only about an inch to an inch and a half long and is a very clean cut, thank goodness.

And, like I said, it doesn't seem to be bothering him at all.

BaliDoll 06-08-2010 03:47 PM

Oh now that I look again I see that its more on the underside, that makes sense! :) I didn't mean to tell you what to do, it sounds like you have it under control just fine, it just looks really deep.. ouch.. :( haha

smrobs 06-08-2010 03:48 PM

I know the feeling. I have had Rafe penned up for about 2 weeks giving him shots and hosing off his leg every day from where he somehow managed to slice open his back pastern on something. I think that Jaxxon will heal up just fine and with very little scar to show for it. Poor guy.

Britt 06-08-2010 06:33 PM

It is on the deeper side, but overall it's not real bad.

I hope it heals up nicely!

JumpsxGlory 06-09-2010 02:50 AM

I had a horse that got attacked by something and had a hole in her windpipe from it, scared me to death!

Looks ouchie, but sounds like you are doing a good job taking care of it :-)

dedebird 06-09-2010 04:48 AM

omg if i saw my horse like that i would either a scream (away from the horse ;) try to anyway) or b faint xD i can't stand stuff like that... but mabye that is bigger in the pic

Britt 06-09-2010 10:31 AM

Wow, I'd panic if I found a hole in my horses windpipe!

I think my horses have had so many injuries that I can't panic anymore, lol...

And, to make matters worse, our neighbors about half a mile down the road told us that they've see a black bear behind their barn every afternoon for the past couple weeks (they don't own any animals, though). AND Our neighbor about two miles away from us told us that one of his cows came in the other day with huge scratches down her back/sides and after getting someone to look her over, they've figured that she got attacked by a mountain lion!

I'm seriously hoping that the bear and mountain lion don't come to our pasture!!!

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