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post #121 of 236 Old 02-25-2019, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
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@AndalusionTales Oh, I am so sorry about your horse's mishap/accident. I know how it feels. I hope she'll be okay. We just about need to wrap them in bubble wrap to keep them safe and then they would probably eat the stuff and we'd still have to call a vet. It isn't easy to keep a flight animal/prey animal as a riding animal or even as a pasture pet. They have evolved to flee from anything and everything. If anything at all makes them even slightly uneasy they panic right away and that often makes things worse, and we are crazy enough to sit on them and take them out of their so called safe zone. It's a fragile relationship.

I'm going along for the Vet's visit to check on Piper this morning. Then I'll make sure that the vet calls our local horse rescue to pass on the latest information about how she's doing. The vet will be able to update me as well. If it looks like the horse rescue will take Piper, then I can let Piper see me, which would be nice. Otherwise I may stay out of sight, and just drop a few things off, because I don't want this to be hard on Piper. As I'm sure you know...horses do form complex emotional attachments and she has missed me, and I don't want this to be harder on her than it has to be. If the horse rescue can and will take her however, I will be able to visit her from time to time. That would be wonderful. I'll be back to update you guys on what the vet said. Have a great day!
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@Foxhunter and @Knave OK, maybe she did injure herself on panels. I just couldn't picture how both of her back legs could fit through a ranch panel! She was 15.1 hh and still growing in October when she was pricked up by my "friend" and when I look at a ranch panel I just cannot imagine how that would work, but if you think that's what did it, I believe you. Horses do crazy things. Then they panic and make it worse! How horrible! Thank you! <3
Just guessing I would say she got her badly injured leg trapped in a corner of the rails and damaged the other struggling to get free.
Not only horses do stupid things, I once found a young roe stag that had dropped a back leg jumping a barbed fence and got himself entangled. That took some freeing!
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post #124 of 236 Old 02-25-2019, 12:20 PM
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Lol @Foxhunter . One day we were getting back to the ranch and I heard squealing. There was an about weaner sized deer caught between the pickets. I pulled him out and asked Dad to take my picture with the thing. I knew he would strike, so I was holding his front end up away from me.

He reached around to bite me! I didnít know deer bite, so I kind of set his front down to get a better hold and that sucker kicked me!! I had something like chinks on I think, and he still cut my leg! Lol. Who knew?
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post #125 of 236 Old 02-25-2019, 07:33 PM
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@AndalusionTales Oh, I am so sorry about your horse's mishap/accident. I know how it feels. I hope she'll be okay. We just about need to wrap them in bubble wrap to keep them safe and then they would probably eat the stuff and we'd still have to call a vet. It isn't easy to keep a flight animal/prey animal as a riding animal or even as a pasture pet. They have evolved to flee from anything and everything. If anything at all makes them even slightly uneasy they panic right away and that often makes things worse, and we are crazy enough to sit on them and take them out of their so called safe zone. It's a fragile relationship.

I'm going along for the Vet's visit to check on Piper this morning. Then I'll make sure that the vet calls our local horse rescue to pass on the latest information about how she's doing. The vet will be able to update me as well. If it looks like the horse rescue will take Piper, then I can let Piper see me, which would be nice. Otherwise I may stay out of sight, and just drop a few things off, because I don't want this to be hard on Piper. As I'm sure you know...horses do form complex emotional attachments and she has missed me, and I don't want this to be harder on her than it has to be. If the horse rescue can and will take her however, I will be able to visit her from time to time. That would be wonderful. I'll be back to update you guys on what the vet said. Have a great day!

How did today go?? I've been following this so closely! I feel for you!

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post #126 of 236 Old 02-25-2019, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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@Foxhunter Well, thanks for checking on Wikipedia. I appreciate it. And, yes, the way your explained Piper's injury could have happened also makes sense. Yikes, I cringe when I see it in my mind's eye.
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@Knave Loved your deer story. Yup pretty much all wildlife that has teeth will bite. Thank you for helping it out though, you did a good thing! <3
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It went relatively well, except for the fact that Piper was a bit excited that we were all there. She didn't hold very still for her bandage change. First off the injury site is still filling in, and it's looking good. So far there is no sign of proud-flesh or infection, although it does smell a bit bad. The veterinarian is quite impressed with how good it looks now. Since Piper wouldn't hold still for her bandage change, the vet gave her a bit of a tranquilizer. That helped a lot. He then tried to call the owner of the Horse Rescue, but unfortunately he got voice mail only. I tried to reach the rescue myself and also got voice mail. We opted to give Piper all of her spring shots, just in case she does end up at the rescue. She'd be exposed to all those horses and better safe than sorry. Although we missed the Rescue's owner earlier this morning, he did send me an e-mail this evening and said he plans to call the vet tomorrow asap. I am keeping my fingers crossed that this will happen. Piper would have a great home there! Thanks for following along! <3
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I opted to forgo sleep with having to get up to tend to my own horses, and work a full day, just to finish reading this entire thread from start to finish, no replies skipped by anyone. I have to say, @Pipersmom , you are one strong, and admirable woman. I commend you for keeping a level head throughout this entire process. It is very clear the love you have for this mare, and she is lucky to have you looking out for her. I'm so happy she's healing, and continue to keep both you and Piper in my thoughts that her healing will remain smooth until she is safe and literally, sound. I wish you the best as well in your own ailments.

Looking forward to seeing more updates!
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post #130 of 236 Old 02-26-2019, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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@Werecat How sweet of you! Thank you so very much! I hope you aren't too tired today. <3 It turns out that the owner of the horse rescue has the Flu and that is why his office was closed yesterday and he was so hard to reach. He's gotten our messages and will reach out to our Veterinarian today. I am doing everything in my power to help make this happen, and help him to understand why I just cannot keep Piper on my own. Today is the day that he'll make a big decision, so we need lots of prayers and good energy. I thank all of you for reading this thread and following our story. <3 I will keep you posted as best I can.
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