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(Update post 22)Jingles for my baby OTTB (bloody pictures included)

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    (Update post 22)Jingles for my baby OTTB (bloody pictures included)

    Well, I jinxed myself by looking for show names Walked out to the pasture today to find my 5 year old standing on three legs and gushing blood. Poor dude had been there for a while waiting for us to come save him. My wonderful BO's husband had to hook up the trailer to his tractor and come get us in the pasture, because he wouldn't even move.

    He sliced the back of his front left under the fetlock through to the tendon sheath, so he had to get trailered to Cornell University for surgery. We won't know for a few weeks how badly he damaged the tendon itself, but I'm told the chances are very high he either sliced or at least bowed something.

    We're looking at best case scenario a few months of rehab, so our season is done before it even began. I could use some jingles that he doesn't run into complications and has a quick recovery.

    How I found him (that's not mud, it's all blood)

    And all cleaned up so we could see the damage
    Last edited by Big_Grey_hunter; Apr. 23, 2015, 12:19 PM.

    Wow, that's a hell of a boo boo. Hopefully he missed all the vital stuff and recovers fully. Sorry your season went poof.
    "Do what you can't do"


      oooo poor baby. Lots of healing vibes and big massive jingles for both of you! Any idea how he did it?

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        Oh no. I'm so sorry, I hope he heals quickly.


          Yikes! Very good that he is at the hospital now, though. Jingles and keep us posted.
          The big man -- my lost prince

          The little brother, now my main man


            Wow, he really got himself. Jingles for a fast and full recovery.


              Thank you for the good wishes everyone. I'm just really glad nothing is broken, that was my main worry with how non-weight bearing he was

              Originally posted by Polydor View Post
              oooo poor baby. Lots of healing vibes and big massive jingles for both of you! Any idea how he did it?



                Major jingles from the northeast coast. You've done the work of angels getting him to a place that can provide state of the art care. Well done.

                Now the hard part: luck, fate, the gods, however you want to look at it, it is beyond your actions other than following doc's orders.

                You might want to ask the docs about fibrinogen patches once you get beyond primary intention healing. We used then on a horrible abrasion that went all the way down into the front of the fetlock joint. Total size of the lesion was about an entire man's hand and the abraded joint capsule could be clearly seen. We bandaged with fibrinogen patches for about two months, progressively smaller as it healed. We were lucky that there was no infection, a complete return to normal function and the residual scar was only the size of a quarter.

                Wishing you strength to get through this!
                They don't call me frugal for nothing.
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                  Bummer. I had a mare nick her collateral ligament in close to the same spot. She was VERY lame from it and she is a TOUGH mare. As in broke her withers and recovered fast. When she limped for anything we were on a trailer to the hospital. She recovered pretty quickly from her injury. Fingers crossed for your guy. He may give you some inspiration for a good show name during rehab!
                  ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **


                    Oh your poor guy.
                    Sending lots of good wishes for a complete and speedy recovery.
                    A Fine Romance. April 1991 - June 2016. Loved forever.


                      Oh.. that is scary.

                      All the best wishes from Colorado. You have him in good hands!


                        Fingers crossed, jingles and please keep us updated!!
                        AETERNUM VALE, INVICTUS - 7/10/2012


                          Oh no--that stinks. Poor guy. Hope everything heals up and is a non-issue long term. My younger horse showed up bloody at the gate the day before her 2nd event_ever. She and another horse had equivalent battle wounds on opposite hind legs (so neither mare actually "won" the silly fight). And both owners lost. It wasn't as bad as yours--but it definitely took us out of the next few events that summer! Horses!!!


                            Oh.. forgot to mention..

                            years ago at the barn I worked at we pulled in one (older, 18?) horse who had managed to somehow do literally the SAME thing.. looked horrible AND horse had nicked an artery (or vein? I can't remember). Luckily there was no joint puncture and the horse healed quite well. You wouldn't BELIEVE how much blood pooled in the grooming aisle while we waited for the vet... horses are very resilient. Jingling for you and pony and waiting for an update!
                            AETERNUM VALE, INVICTUS - 7/10/2012


                              Originally posted by beowulf View Post
                              Oh.. forgot to mention..

                              years ago at the barn I worked at we pulled in one (older, 18?) horse who had managed to somehow do literally the SAME thing.. looked horrible AND horse had nicked an artery (or vein? I can't remember). Luckily there was no joint puncture and the horse healed quite well. You wouldn't BELIEVE how much blood pooled in the grooming aisle while we waited for the vet... horses are very resilient. Jingling for you and pony and waiting for an update!
                              Thank you Beowolf. I'm very good in an emergency, but I hate not being able to be at Cornell. I have complete faith in my trainer and the vet staff and can only hope for the best


                                Sending Jingles & AO laced with some extra strength and patience ~

                                Sending Jingles & AO laced with some extra strength & patience ~

                                Glad he is 'where' he needs to be tonight ~

                                Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "


                                  OH My! What a clever boy. He does things well.

                                  Here's hoping for a slow steady recovery. I cringe as I think of the work entailed.
                                  Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.

                                  Remember the horse does all the work, we just sit there and look pretty.


                                    Wow. Poor baby. Poor you. I hope he heals quickly.


                                      Oh, wow, I am so sorry!

                                      Fingers crossed for you- hoping nothing vital was injured.
                                      I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.
                                      Frederick Douglass


                                        Jingling away!