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post #11 of 42 Old 08-26-2013, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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Agreed.


If the wound on your horse was made by a lion, it would have to have been a large, adult male lion to produce a wound that deep. An animal that size would undoubtably be experienced enough to take down a prey animal, not hook one claw and then be shaken off.
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this has been my arguement with the vet, and game wardon.. but there is nothing in that field that could have caused such a deep wound. which is what makes this even more baffling :/

grr the joys of mysterious wounds :(
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post #12 of 42 Old 08-26-2013, 02:44 PM
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Or maybe some one did this to him? God forbid they do but it could be that too
no possible way someone could have done it. this guy has the typical brains of " a smarty pants arab" and refuses to let anyone near him if they don't approach him a certain way..

so the option of thinking someone did this is out...
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I pray that he gets well soon. look on the ground too he may have caught it on something while rolling . and ripped while struggling to get up

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no possible way someone could have done it. this guy has the typical brains of " a smarty pants arab" and refuses to let anyone near him if they don't approach him a certain way..

so the option of thinking someone did this is out...
That is good, you can cross that off.

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post #16 of 42 Old 08-26-2013, 04:20 PM
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I have to agree with Speed Racer. Looks like he could've gotten caught in the field by something sharp.



Thats what it would've looked like if your horse gotten attacked by a bear/cougar.

I would check around the pasture for anything that has hair/skin on it. Or if you still think that it was a animal attack, go to local barns and ask if they have had any similar experiences. If they have had some I would go on the hunt for the cougar/bear/animal and put it down before it can do anything else dangerous.
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post #17 of 42 Old 08-26-2013, 04:28 PM
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I agree it looks nothing like an animal attack. BUT what I'd do for 24/7 pasture cameras to catch some of the insane most mind baffling ways they injure themselves. Sometimes I think they do it just to make us go crazy!

Hope he gets to feeling better soon! That's a doozie!

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post #18 of 42 Old 08-26-2013, 04:30 PM
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I would take another good look around your field because if he did get caught on something its still there somewhere and is likely to have some blood and hair still on it. It might be some old metal or broken tree root that's worked its way up from just below the ground
Wishing him a speedy recovery
Your main concern is going to be keeping it clean and the flies off it I would think as not an easy place to cover
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post #19 of 42 Old 08-26-2013, 04:32 PM
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Yeah no way that was by an animal. If it was big enough to cause that kind of damage it would have finished the job. Im thinking maybe a hidden stump or stick I couldve rolled on
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post #20 of 42 Old 08-26-2013, 04:37 PM
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You know, I keep looking at the pic of the original wound and one thing keeps popping up in my mind. It looks like he was shot with or grazed by an arrow or spear. It's too linear to be a lion scratch or other animal-inflicted wound.
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