View Full Version : Jingles for Keebler, please. Update, page 3!

Jun. 18, 2011, 11:54 AM
Keebs ate his breakfast this morning and promptly went to lie down. Completely atypical.

Got up and he's hopping lame on the right hind, with nothing showing but some scrapes up by his stifle; he may have rolled too close to the electric fence (WHY do horses do that?!?!) and gotten the leg under and zapped the hell out of himself. God only knows what the ensuing scramble may have done. :( nothing else obvious, nothing on hoof testers. Vet is on the way. :sigh:

Hoping it's just a chestnut-horse-closet-sissy rope burn and nothing more!

Jun. 18, 2011, 11:57 AM
From Massachusetts. I have a chestnut and white gelding that does the most unusual things to himself. Hopefully yours will be fine and the vet will say "why did you call?"

Jun. 18, 2011, 11:58 AM
I'm sorry. Jingling away!

Jun. 18, 2011, 12:04 PM
Masses of jingles to you, to Keebler, and to Scubed

Jun. 18, 2011, 12:04 PM
Awww... damn! Jingles! Hoping that the old saying it's better to be hopping lame then just sort of "off" is the case here.

Jun. 18, 2011, 12:08 PM
Jingles. (Maybe he'll be fine by the time the vet shows up...)

Jun. 18, 2011, 01:17 PM
Jingles for you and Keebler!! Keep us posted!

Jun. 18, 2011, 01:31 PM
Jingles and prayers!!! Fleck is a sissy about his rope burns too... so.. hope that's all it is!

Jun. 18, 2011, 01:32 PM
Jingles for you and Keebler!! Keep us posted!


Jun. 18, 2011, 01:55 PM
Yikes- that's a set of symptoms you don't see very often. I hope he is just being a wuss and feels OK in short order.

Jun. 18, 2011, 02:10 PM
sending more jingles....hope it isn't anything serious.

Jun. 18, 2011, 02:17 PM
Jingles all the way.............

Jun. 18, 2011, 02:19 PM
Jingles for Keebler!

Jun. 18, 2011, 02:30 PM
Oh dear.

Fingers and toes crossed he's being a great big sissy and the vet finds nothing.

Jun. 18, 2011, 02:49 PM
quote from one of my favorite people...dear Keebler, jingles coming your way so that you get your hiny clear of anything electric and/or lameness producing! Your doting moms have been through enough!!! JINGLE JINGLE JINGLE!!!!!!! :D :cool:

Jun. 18, 2011, 03:11 PM
Jingles for the boy!

Hang in there, delta, and update us whenever possible!

Jun. 18, 2011, 03:40 PM
Fingers quadruple crossed.

Jun. 18, 2011, 03:42 PM
Jingles from Pa!!

Jun. 18, 2011, 04:02 PM
O Lordy, DW, I'm sorry. Is he fine by now? My current chestnut is a major accident looking for a place to happen. I hope yours is fine. Ice is your friend...

Jun. 18, 2011, 04:02 PM
So to paraphrase Archie Bunker . . . he stifled himself. :sigh:

Still speculating he got a hind leg under the hot fence and freaked out. Partial subluxation of the patella. The vet was able to reduce it but still a VERY sore little horse. :( His back is sore, too, which is hardly a surprise.

Can I just say, one time, %€^£%#?!!!!!!

Poor guy can't catch a break. Stall rest for a week, the day before he was going to get to see his first XC jumps in a year, and a week before his glorious re-debut at Beginner Novice. :lol:

But the way he looked, I'll admit that far worse things were going through my head. Things happen for a reason, but . . . see paragraph 3. ;)

Thanks all.

Jun. 18, 2011, 04:04 PM
Jingles for Keebler! Maybe he tweaked a nerve and will un-tweak it on his own....Hope, hope, hope...

Jun. 18, 2011, 04:12 PM
Lots of jingles, hope he bounces back and heals quickly....:) :) :)

Jun. 18, 2011, 04:19 PM
Silly boy! Sending jingles.

Jun. 18, 2011, 04:22 PM

Jun. 18, 2011, 05:36 PM
Jingles. Damn critters...can't it ever go right for a long period of time?

Last week, had a stupendous ride, went to ride the next day- lame everywhere. So lame you can't pick it out lame. So, got on my other one who took offense at a groundpole ( that has not moved in at least 3 weeks) spun- off I went. I had more than one of those 3rd paragraph thoughts!

Horses. Keeps ya guessing, humble, and always striving to figure them
Out. Come to think of it...kind of like x-rays.... Lol-

Justa Bob
Jun. 18, 2011, 07:35 PM
Can I just say, one time, %€^£%#?!!!!!!

Yes, you can!

Sorry to read Keebler is going through another trial (and you by default). Poor boy. VERY glad to learn that you know what is wrong and that he can start mending.

Jingles for speedy recovery and continue health and soundness!

Jun. 18, 2011, 07:39 PM
Effing horses!!!!:mad: Sorry, dw...sending him my jingles and healing thoughts.

Jun. 18, 2011, 07:40 PM

NEVER, EVER, EVER, EVER tell your horse he will be showing!!!!!!!!! People wonder why I don't groom my horses until AFTER they get to a show.

I swear they know what our plans and hopes are and deliberately screw us over. God's little hope and dreams whack-a-moles they are.

My fingers are crossed for you two!


Jun. 18, 2011, 07:59 PM
So sorry. Hope that he bounces back quickly!

Jun. 18, 2011, 08:03 PM
Good grief.
What a self-destructive little twit!
Glad to hear it sounds like something relatively minor, in the grand scheme of things, but still, he's being quite incondsiderate.

Jun. 18, 2011, 08:12 PM
Well, if a vet says "relatively minor" that always makes me happy. :)

Guess I should go looking for stories of horses with similar injuries. Stifles are complicated . . .

Jun. 18, 2011, 08:15 PM
Well, if a vet says "relatively minor" that always makes me happy. :)

Guess I should go looking for stories of horses with similar injuries. Stifles are complicated . . .

Sure beats "I've never seen anything like THAT!" from the vet.

Sometimes I think Tantalus had it easy compared to being an eventer!

Jun. 18, 2011, 08:28 PM
Get better soon, Keebler! And STAY better! :mad: :winkgrin:

Jun. 18, 2011, 08:34 PM
Sure beats "I've never seen anything like THAT!" from the vet.

Or...hmmm....that's interesting.

Hope he feels better quick. I had a horse who some how got a hematoma in a stifle ligament. Very weird. This was on the day we were taking her last culture to free her from 3 months isolation from strangles. After 3 months stall rest, then walking and rehab and she was good to go (until she broke her withers getting cast in her stall the day after I sent in her first entry). Yeah...that was a bad year.

Jun. 18, 2011, 08:37 PM
Well, if a vet says "relatively minor" that always makes me happy. :)

Guess I should go looking for stories of horses with similar injuries. Stifles are complicated . . .

Well, I did qualify it with "relatively".
Are there plans to get some ultrasound information?

Jun. 18, 2011, 08:38 PM
Jingles from Maine!! I hope he heals quickly!!!

Jun. 18, 2011, 08:45 PM
Jingling for Keebler I know you just got him back and running!

Jun. 18, 2011, 08:55 PM
Well, he probably was just feeling really good and having a good roll and then he was under the fence and panicking :yes:. ... so he could've wrenched a lot of little things rather than just one big thing ... which is much better.

Hope he gets better soon.

Jun. 18, 2011, 09:08 PM
So to paraphrase Archie Bunker . . . he stifled himself.

Thanks for the best laugh I've had all week.
Glad your MEATHEAD didn't do too much damage.

Jun. 18, 2011, 09:37 PM
Jingles for you and Keebler!! I'll be praying that it is only a minor speed bump in your plans, and that he gets better soon!!

Jun. 18, 2011, 10:15 PM
Jingles from Massachusetts!

Jun. 18, 2011, 10:58 PM
WHATT????? Oh no!!! Dang it. I was so looking forward to meeting the spotted menace in person next weekend. I'm glad they figured out what it is (from a person who has a horse who always has vets befuddled as to why they are 3 legged lame). Hope he is back to cranky pants dressage boy real soon!

Jun. 19, 2011, 12:48 AM
Very sorry to see this happened to Keebler and you. Jingles will continue until I read that he is better!

Jun. 19, 2011, 01:10 AM
Jingles for a rapid recovery.

Sometimes I wonder how their ancestors managed to survive in the wild without self-destructing.

Jun. 19, 2011, 09:22 AM
Well, this morning he acts like nothing happened! :rolleyes:

Still a little gimpy, but you have to look for it (I'm not letting him do more than walk) and the patella still feels a little "crunchy" when you move it, but he doesn't object at all to my doing so.

Otherwise bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and ready for mayhem, as usual.

So we'll keep him insisde for now and see about next steps when I talk to my vet.

Jingles are powerful, keep 'em coming! :)

Jun. 19, 2011, 09:29 AM
Lots of jingles!

Jun. 19, 2011, 09:35 AM
Jingling like crazy from KY.

Jun. 19, 2011, 10:43 AM
Speedy recovery. Jingles all around.

Jun. 19, 2011, 11:21 AM
Jingles for Keebler. More jingles for you to stay ahead of Keebler's antics!

Are you in the part of Mi that has big hills/ski areas? My vet has me doing those to strengthen wobbly stifles. Maybe it will help the K., too...

Jun. 19, 2011, 12:53 PM
glad to hear he's feeling better already! more jingles from GA

Jun. 19, 2011, 02:14 PM
Sorry, DW, just saw this. Many healing jingles from north of Bawston. Glad he's looking better. Whenever we've had stifle issues, part of the rehab has been slow hill work, and they've all come back well so far (knock wood).

Here's hoping that's what you and Keebler experience, too!

Jun. 19, 2011, 05:26 PM
Jingles from NC! I have one that's similar to Keebler - right down to the chestnut part. Hopefully his appy resilience will pull through and he'll be right as rain soon!

Jun. 19, 2011, 10:00 PM
Just reading this thread and happy that the damage is "relatively minor"!
I'm jingling that he gets better fast.

Jun. 19, 2011, 11:25 PM
More jingles for Keebler! Hope tomorrow he is looking even better than today!

Jun. 20, 2011, 03:27 AM
keeping the jingles coming....

Glad he's perky and feeling good :)

Jun. 20, 2011, 09:44 AM
More jingles. Poor horse can't get a ... (oops, don't want to use that word here). I've seen his helmet cams; I know he'd rather be out there doing stuff than sitting in a stall with his leg up.

Jun. 20, 2011, 10:58 AM
Glad to hear he is feeling much better :yes:

Jun. 21, 2011, 11:58 AM
So three days from when he was a horse on three legs preferring to lie down rather than rest even his toe on the ground, he is today a horse with no signs of soreness whatsoever. No abscess that I can find; I'm still certain it was the stifle, but am totally mystified. And grateful, make no mistake!

My vet says OK for turnout in my small paddock and to get on and see how he feels this weekend. No point confining him where he'll just lose muscle unless he's being an idiot. Which is of course a relative term. :lol:

So perhaps this is only a minor detour on the road to getting this little spotted jumping fiend of a horse back where he belongs: pointed between red and white flags!

My faith in COTH jingles is strong. :)

Jun. 21, 2011, 12:25 PM
What great news! And not surprising. Perhaps he subluxed the stifle?

Jun. 21, 2011, 01:43 PM
That's the working diagnosis. :)

Jun. 21, 2011, 01:48 PM
So glad to hear Keebler is feeling much better.

Jun. 21, 2011, 04:03 PM
Jingles continue!