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Jingles for Keebler, please. Update, page 3!

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  • Jingles for Keebler, please. Update, page 3!

    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.

    Hoping it's just a chestnut-horse-closet-sissy rope burn and nothing more!
    Last edited by deltawave; Jun. 21, 2011, 12:49 PM.
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  • #2

    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?"


    • #3
      I'm sorry. Jingling away!
      "Rock n' roll's not through, yeah, I'm sewing wings on this thing." --Destroyer


      • #4
        Masses of jingles to you, to Keebler, and to Scubed


        • #5
          Awww... damn! Jingles! Hoping that the old saying it's better to be hopping lame then just sort of "off" is the case here.


          • #6
            Jingles. (Maybe he'll be fine by the time the vet shows up...)


            • #7
              Jingles for you and Keebler!! Keep us posted!


              • #8
                Jingles and prayers!!! Fleck is a sissy about his rope burns too... so.. hope that's all it is!


                • #9
                  Originally posted by clivers View Post
                  Jingles for you and Keebler!! Keep us posted!


                  • #10
                    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.


                    • #11
                      sending more jingles....hope it isn't anything serious.
                      ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **


                      • #12
                        Jingles all the way.............


                        • #13
                          Jingles for Keebler!


                          • #14
                            Oh dear.

                            Fingers and toes crossed he's being a great big sissy and the vet finds nothing.
                            Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
                            Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
                            -Rudyard Kipling


                            • #15
                              KEEBLER - GIVE ME YUAH ATTENTION!!!!!

                              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!!!!!!!
                              ~ it no longer matters what level I do, as long as I am doing it..~ with many thanks, to Elizabeth Callahan


                              • #16
                                Jingles for the boy!

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


                                • #17
                                  Fingers quadruple crossed.
                                  Always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman. Then always be Batman.

                                  The Grove at Five Points


                                  • #18
                                    Jingles from Pa!!


                                    • #19
                                      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...
                                      Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.


                                      • Original Poster

                                        So to paraphrase Archie Bunker . . . he stifled himself.

                                        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.

                                        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.
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