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post #21 of 22 Old 10-27-2013, 04:59 PM
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The OP's friend seems to be doing her best to referee the situation so the weanling should be fine
As for one horse killing another - I had to hold my Irish Draft gelding while the vet shot it after its hind leg was shattered by repeated kicks from a 13.2 gelding that got him trapped in a corner of a large field - the action might not have killed him directly but it certainly was a death sentence for him
Its why I no longer hold the 'leave them alone to sort it out' way of thinking
Aside from that a horse might get injured enough to have it permanently lame or blemished enough to ruin it for showing (maybe that only applies to the UK show ring I don't know)
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post #22 of 22 Old 10-28-2013, 01:07 AM
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jaydee that 13.2 hand gelding did not intend to shatter your horses leg. I understand these accidents happen but once again they are rare. That slim chance is not going to change how I do things.
My reality and experience is different from yours.
I purchased an orphan donkey 14 years ago to prevent it from being shot. He was only 4-5 months old. While leading my two geldings past him Gabriel attacked him and forced him to lay down Gabriel was on his kneees with the donkeys neck in his mouth. I got Gabriel off the donkey and put the two geldings in an adjacent pasture. Within a week the three of them were bosom buddies until the two geldings died at 32. That donkey is now 14 and Gabriel did not leave a mark on him during the attack. I did keep them in an adjacent pen that they could touch and sniff each other. Shalom
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