The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 22
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan. 28, 2003
    Location
    Hollywood, but not the one where they have the Oscars!
    Posts
    6,991

    Default Jingles for Sully

    I have been in the business for 30 plus years...I have never been as scared for a horse as today.
    Sully, the bestest tb ever...got home from the show (still wrapped, thank goodness) and went to do the customary thank god I am home roll in his stall...and got cast. Only his hoof went between the boards....then his other hoof went between a different board.....and we could not ge tthe boards off. Its an old barn and the wood is almost petrifed.

    I thought the only outcome was a torn off hoof or a broken leg. Finally between 4 girls and a mom we got the board pulled out enough for him to free himself. I am still shaking.


    Got some stitches and lots of radiographs...inconclusive, we now have to wait and see if we end up with a sequestrum anywhere......


    I would love ideas on how to prevent what I know was a very rare thing, but I would love to never have this happen again.
    "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"
    carolprudm



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct. 18, 2008
    Location
    Deschapelles, Haiti
    Posts
    2,339

    Default

    whoosh! Glad it didn't turn out worse.

    New stall partitions at least for this horse would be the only thing I can think of offhand. One hoof might be a freak accident, two must surely be a structural problem. At any rate, you know what's there doesn't work for him.



  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan. 28, 2003
    Location
    Hollywood, but not the one where they have the Oscars!
    Posts
    6,991

    Default

    I hate the way this barn is built but I lease it...I am thinking I will put mats all around over the boards and then maybe an anti-cast strip as well. the boards are 2x12 and are mostly nailed up.
    There are no gaps between the boards.
    The one that wouldnt budge today was bolted forever ago to put a permanent cornier feeder on. I removed those when I moved in, but never imagined that I needed to get the bolts out....uggh
    "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"
    carolprudm



  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar. 9, 2006
    Location
    Lucama, NC
    Posts
    5,868

    Default

    Missy, SO sorry to hear this! Even the best built barns a hrose can get a hoof between boards, in my barn we actually have some space between boards (on purpose) and I think that helps if one get s foot thru. At any rate had one get cast BADLY this summer and took two of us to get him flipped NOT a fun ordeal, he was ok. then had one a week ago get all worked up and his hoofs were wet, on the mats he slipped, fell and whacked his head on the door, busted a WELD and then was bleeding out the nose and busted his eye up. Gave him some banamine and called vet but he was fine, hope yours is too!!!!!



  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan. 31, 2003
    Posts
    18,472

    Default

    How scary! Hoping he is fine.

    I have had horses get cast in my barn and I am always grateful that my husband overbuilt it, as so far, nothing has ever been broken. I remember when he was building it and he kept saying things like - they are like big hairy toddlers, I think I'll use these boards instead....

    knocking on wood, of course. Hang in there!
    "Kindness is free" ~ Eurofoal
    ---
    The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances.



  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan. 5, 2003
    Location
    New York/New Jersey
    Posts
    3,508

    Default

    Jingles for Sully from NYC tonight!
    She wasn't running away with me, I just couldn't stop her!



  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun. 22, 2008
    Location
    Outside Ocala FL - Horse Capital of the World
    Posts
    6,190

    Default

    Jingles from Florida.

    I can't even begin to imagine how terrified you must have been. I hope he heals up okay with no complications.



  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep. 8, 2007
    Posts
    2,899

    Default

    Jingles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan. 28, 2003
    Location
    Hollywood, but not the one where they have the Oscars!
    Posts
    6,991

    Default

    Thanks guys, i am not easily shaken up, but wow...
    Giant hairy toddlers! Exactly........
    "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"
    carolprudm



  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun. 16, 2004
    Location
    ocala,florida....the place to be!
    Posts
    3,059

    Default

    missy, jingles for sully, i hope all ends up ok for you and him.
    www.camaloufarms.com

    ride it like you stole it! "ralph hill"



  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jan. 26, 2001
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    4,361

    Default

    What a nightmare! It sounds like you really kept your cool. I can't imagine how you got him out. Hope he is ok. You too!



  12. #12
    Join Date
    Aug. 25, 2005
    Location
    Northeast
    Posts
    10,202

    Thumbs up

    Jingles from here.
    Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.



  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jan. 28, 2003
    Location
    Hollywood, but not the one where they have the Oscars!
    Posts
    6,991

    Default

    Changed the bandages tonight....aside from swelling on the leg with the most stitches, it looks really good!
    Thanks for the jingles!
    "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"
    carolprudm



  14. #14
    Join Date
    Mar. 16, 2009
    Posts
    17

    Default Sully

    Jingles !!

    RC



  15. #15
    Join Date
    Nov. 10, 2006
    Location
    Southern Finger Lakes of NY
    Posts
    1,736

    Default

    St. Paddy's Day eve jingles for Sully!
    Foxwin Farm
    Home of The Bay Boy Wonder
    and other fine Morgan Sporthorses



  16. #16
    Join Date
    Jul. 2, 2008
    Posts
    162

    Default

    jingles for your boy! cast horses are scary. we had a big tb get stuck at the barn a few months ago and he fractured his leg trying to get up.
    proud owner of a crazy dutch warmblood



  17. #17
    Join Date
    Sep. 21, 2001
    Location
    Parker, Colorado
    Posts
    2,618

    Default

    Yikes!! Jingles from my Sully to your Sully!
    where are we going, and why am I in this hand basket?



  18. #18
    Join Date
    Apr. 2, 2004
    Location
    Bluffton, SC
    Posts
    3,124

    Default

    Doesn't take much for them to scare the daylights out of us..my goodness!!

    Jingles from up north, hoping he's just a little stiff this morning...and a little more careful in the future with that roll of joy.

    (PS, we had one that did this often...never to the extent of this, thankfully, but he'd come home, roll, and get stuck. We started putting him in the arena or in one of the little fields when we got home so he could get the vigorous "roll to get the pretty off, thank GOD I'm home!" out of his system before going in his stall)
    Strong promoter of READING the entire post before responding.



  19. #19
    Join Date
    Mar. 4, 2008
    Location
    Birmingham, AL
    Posts
    1,631

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mroades View Post
    I hate the way this barn is built but I lease it...I am thinking I will put mats all around over the boards and then maybe an anti-cast strip as well. the boards are 2x12 and are mostly nailed up.
    There are no gaps between the boards.
    Sorry to hear about Sully. That would have scared me silly. Jingles that he heals quickly and thoroughly.

    Maybe plywood would do the trick and be less expensive than using mats.
    Altamont Sport Horses
    Trakehners * Knabstruppers * Appaloosa Sport Horses
    Home of stallions: Ambrosius af Asgard "Atlantis" & Hollywood Hot Spot
    Birmingham, AL



  20. #20
    Join Date
    Mar. 9, 2006
    Location
    Lucama, NC
    Posts
    5,868

    Default

    Heavy pressboard would be less expensive probably than plywood, and if placed over boards, it would work great. Might want to look into taht, the backs of my stalls are heavy pressboard (the other sides are rough cut pine).



Similar Threads

  1. Update on Helen and baby Sullivan (aka Sully)
    By TarheelJD in forum Off Course
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Sep. 19, 2011, 11:40 AM
  2. Replies: 111
    Last Post: Dec. 1, 2010, 10:39 AM
  3. My mare needs jingles, please :( UPDATE: Jingles worked!
    By Hillside H Ranch in forum Sport Horse Breeding
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: Apr. 5, 2008, 01:24 PM
  4. Replies: 142
    Last Post: Aug. 10, 2007, 09:12 AM
  5. Replies: 115
    Last Post: Nov. 13, 2004, 06:37 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •