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post #1 of 5 Old 05-14-2015, 01:54 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Poor Frecks, I feel so bad.

Today I was checking the horses over for ticks and I noticed Freckles was shedding one of her chestnuts. It was half hanging off so I pulled on it but it was still stuck on pretty tight. So instead of doing the sensible thing and getting a knife or nippers I twisted it. It came out below the skin and started bleeding. I could see pink skin underneath so I'm wondering if anyone else has had a horse lose a chestnut below skin level and did it grow back?

The worse part was she just stood there and took it when she had every right to kick my head off (rear leg) or at least walk away since I didn't have her restrained in any way.

R.I.P. JC 5/19/85 - 12/9/14. You made my life better.
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post #2 of 5 Old 05-14-2015, 02:34 AM
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Must not have been painful . Maybe younDONT need to worry .
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post #3 of 5 Old 05-14-2015, 02:45 AM Thread Starter
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Probably won't be a big deal if it doesn't grow back but I don't like to do things that cause them to bleed. She probably thought I was pulling a tick off of her leg and she's so laid back I don't know that she would put up a fuss if it did hurt.

I did apologize to her and give her a treat once I got it doctored.

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post #4 of 5 Old 05-14-2015, 02:48 AM
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That happened to me once. The chestnut grew back unaffected.
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post #5 of 5 Old 05-14-2015, 05:44 AM
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It will grow back, I have a mare who has the same type of chestnuts and while we may think they look painful, she gives me the look when I pull her's off so I am always careful. And yep, cookies are a must.
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