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post #21 of 42 Old 08-26-2013, 04:41 PM
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Just out of curiosity (this got me thinking about Endiku's thread about her horse Kenzie), did anything happen in which someone would want to harm you or the horse? You never know.

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post #22 of 42 Old 08-26-2013, 04:42 PM
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I vote for rolled in the wrong place or managed to find the one thing to kind of get caught on.

Good photo of what clawing at their hind end looks like, AQHAgirl.
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post #23 of 42 Old 08-26-2013, 04:46 PM
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Is your pasture rocky? Maybe he rolled onto a sharp rock. It looks like your barn has tin. If all the corners aren't nailed down completely, he could've been giving himself an itch on a turned up corner and sliced himself. Horses will find anything and everything to get hurt on. Good luck with your horse, hope he continues to heal well!
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post #24 of 42 Old 08-26-2013, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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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.
exactly thats what i would expect to see from a wild animal not a 1 hit wonder claw.. lol

but literally the field he was in was a round pen with sand with the metal corral panels until i thought he was ready to be brought back into the herd. so there are no rocks he cant /wont jump and he definitely wouldn't try to go under. which is why i am at a loss for what the heck he could have done.
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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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hmm i know absolutely nothing about spears/arrows for hunting. i do know the ppl behind us hunt with bows .. but its not that season yet.. but then again with them the season for hunting is never over :(
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post #26 of 42 Old 08-26-2013, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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Just out of curiosity (this got me thinking about Endiku's thread about her horse Kenzie), did anything happen in which someone would want to harm you or the horse? You never know.
i don't think so, i keep to myself and am usually the one to apologize when its not my fault.. so i really doubt thats the case..
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Oh well thanks for the ideas everyone. we will just have to use our imaginations on this incident and work to get him better.

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post #28 of 42 Old 08-26-2013, 07:10 PM
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Round pen panels can have some pretty sharp edges-at least the ones I have seen. Plus-even without any sharpness, My BO amputated part of her thumb last summer on a round pipe gage panel when her thumb got between the pipe and her horse.

Is this horse out with others Just curious. I do think I would be looking at a sharp corner on a run in or the ground.....something other than an animal did that.
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I have nothing new to add, but do want to offer my best wishes as well. Hope for a speedy recovery with no complications.
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My dad has a scar on his chest where a bear swiped him and only got him with one claw. It probably looked a lot like that when it happened. My dad, who is 90 years old, would love to tell you a tale about him being a great hunter and going after the bear and heroically rescuing a damsel in distress, but that's not exactly how it happened. He was visiting a zoo that did not have safety rails. He stood right beside the bear's cage. It reached out and got him. He was actually lucky not to be killed. He has always been really proud of that scar.

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