Today was just a rough day. Everything was great until we left this morning. About two miles down the road, I felt something coming from the trailer. When we stopped, we found the horse in the first stall was now in with my broodmare and foal. She had either fallen (on a straight road) or climbed under the divider of our slant-load trailer. She then freaked out with the tight quarters and started kicking my weanling colt. My husband tried to get the colt off and the 2yo kicked him in the arm. We got everyone off the trailer and although the colt had some skin tears, he seemed OK so we continued on to the show. Once there, he looked pretty beat-up, but was sound.
Then, my broodmare was last out of three. The other two mares didn't have foals at their side and although my mare was in great weight, she still looked like a broodmare (she's already back in-foal). My poor, beat-up colt was third out of six, which was great considering how bad he looked! So I’m not at all going to complain about the ribbons.
When we pulled the 2yo off to show her, we ended up having to scratch. She was all cut-up and didn't jog sound. Everything seems to be very superficial and we believe her cuts came from kicking the trailer. The bedding was very deep and there was no blood on any shavings under the divider.
At least no one was seriously hurt, but geez, talk about horses being horses.
I am so sorry I was not able to come and see him show. I am glad they are all ok! I was busy doctoring my yearling. When I arrived on Sat. morning, his right eye was swollen shut...he must have had an allergic reaction to something in the bedding, so I was busy placing ice on it so he could go into his class. He ended up showing with a swollen eye, but at least by the time his class started it was much better. Congratulations on your win.
I am so glad that you and your horses are ok. I would have been hauled off the the psycho ward for about the 10th time in my life!
I have a friend that would occasionally go to the "floor". Whenever people would ask where she was, I would always say "she's on vacation". That sounds a little bit better than "so and so is in the crazy bin again".
I just drink. That keeps me from going on vacations.