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post #11 of 15 Old 07-21-2012, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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I agree Rascal,boy, which is good, because mine live out all the time anyway, with field shelter, good grazing, rugs (when necessary), good diet - including hay even when there is lots of grass, plenty of water, and somebody is always at the premises (and we all keep an eye on each others horses and contact each other straight away if any problems)

I spoke to the YO today. He said it happened over a year ago, and he coliced due to one of the grooms (which was actually the girl who told me about it in the first place) not giving him enough hay (which returns to your point rascal). He said he coliced, didn't pass any faeces, and then prolapsed. He said he was very poorly with it at the time, but he is fighting fit since, and was back in work after. He said he's perfectly happy for me to get him vet checked and said I could even have him on trial if I wasn't sure (which is reassuring in my opinion)

I'll let everyone know what the vet says when he's checked (may be in a few weeks)

Thanks for your input guys :)
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post #12 of 15 Old 08-04-2012, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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Had him checked (5 stage) and he failed. Not just because of his rectum, he failed on many other levels, including being drugged! Cherie, you were right to steer clear!
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post #13 of 15 Old 08-04-2012, 10:00 AM
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Yeah, the drugging is a bigger sign to me than the rectal prolapse. Steer clear and keep searching.
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post #14 of 15 Old 08-04-2012, 01:56 PM
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Sorry he failed. Good to know before a lot of heartache though.
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post #15 of 15 Old 08-04-2012, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys, I'm so relieved I didn't pay money for him.

The reason he was so sweet and docile was because of the drugs :/

The Dr turned to me at the end of the check and said (and this is coming from a polite, Christian man, whom I've never heard utter a swear!) "That horse is effed" (but he didn't say effed, catch my drift!) He told me his back wasn't just out, it was truly knackered. One of his pasterns was forward and had either been damaged, or was on its way out. A lot of other stuff too, that horse is well and truly wrecked, sadly.

He's only 7. I can't believe it. I have dodged a bullet. But I have to say, I feel so bad for the horse. It isn't his fault, and now he'll either have a terrible future, or he'll end up going to some poor, unsuspecting schmuck that believe all their lies, and don't get him checked! Some people should not be allowed to keep horses, because this is what happens. Makes me so mad.

I'm so lucky I got the tip off about his prolapse, otherwise I may not have had him checked! I'm always going to get a horse checked in future, this is an eye opening experience.
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