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post #1 of 6 Old 08-05-2010, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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This is Horrific....

Two stories that just horrified me todeath. I'll try and summarize....

1) A friend of mine bred her mare to Jester for her first foal. She has tons of riding experience but had never bred before.

When the goal was born they recorded it. The baby was jumping around and rolling in the straw. They thought it was so
adorable and he looked healthy. When he was situated they went to bed. They came back the next morning and the colt had died of colic. That's why he was rolling so much. Talk about a bad foal experience.

2) Another first time foal owner. Another friend of mine. He bought a foal and was so excited, he bought all this stuff for the baby and completely child proofed his run - except for one thing. The feeder.

The baby was a gorgeous son of El Gato Dun It and Miss Quincy. Amazing and built to stop like a son of a b****. I was happy he was going to a good home.

The next day he called me and was crying. He had left the halter on the baby - The baby got his head caught in the feeder, pulled back with the halter stuck, and snapped his neck.

Just somethings to keep in mind. I've been seeing a few similar mistakes lately with inexperienced owners abd I wanted to share the experience to maybe shock a few lessons into a few good minds...Absolutely horrifying....And both first time baby owners. Makes it even worse :/
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post #2 of 6 Old 08-05-2010, 11:44 PM
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Babies can get into trouble really quick. My DJ ran through barbed wire and gelded himself when he was two months old. He has a huge chunk of muscle missing from his neck due to the same incident. He very nearly didn't survive, and I'm sure his previous owners spent more on vet bills than they were able to sell him for.

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Ill add one that is pretty scary to me. A 6 month old filly was turned out with the mares to play. A 2 year old stud broke the fence and made is rounds with the mares. They all turned him down because no one was in heat. He attempted to mount the lil filly (If I didn't know the people, I wouldnt believe it) bit down on her neck and snapped it. The fillies owner was in complete shock. The barn owner saw the whole thing go down and was trying to chase the young boy off when he grabbed the filly. Poor babies.
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post #4 of 6 Old 08-06-2010, 12:11 AM
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well, thats a good lesson to not leave the halter on. it wont happen next time

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post #5 of 6 Old 08-06-2010, 12:20 AM
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Gosh, these stories are just terrifying. :( Although, good to let people know so hopefully they won't make the same mistakes.
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post #6 of 6 Old 08-06-2010, 07:52 AM
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Whilst weaning our foal 4years ago he was in the stables at the end row securely locked in. above the water through was a sheet of clear galvinise the foal goit onto the water through and jumped through the sheet he sliced himself soo badly he was out down it was awful.

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