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My heart horse hurt himself! :(

SallyQZ

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I came out to do barn chores this morning and only saw wreckage where there used to be a stall front. My heart horse, Courage, obviously was scared badly during the night and battered down his stall front, breaking a 4 inch fence post, five rails of 1 x 6 's, and a metal gate. Unfortunately, most of this brute force was accomplished by his head, so he is badly injured. :(

He has a few cuts & scrapes, but he has crushed his left eye socket and may lose his left eye. He is at the vet hospital right now, awaiting xrays and diagnostics. His left eye is swollen almost completely shut, and he was bleeding from his left nostril. I've cried a river of tears today, but I desperately hope that he'll be ok. :crycry:

He may lose his eye, and he will have a damaged skull on his left side, but he'll always be my heart horse and can live out the rest of his days retired in the pasture, being a horse.

My friend has said that horses are put on this earth with a master plan to kill themselves in the most inconvenient and expensive way possible. Every day that they don't accomplish this plan, gives them more time to perfect it. Courage almost perfected his plan today. :darkcloud:
 

GuineaPigster

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Oh no!! Poor baby!!
Feel better sweetie!
 

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Healing thoughts and prayers for Courage and many :hug8: :hug8: :hug8:for You!
 

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I am very sorry. I hope that he will feel better soon.

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I'm so sorry. <3 I knew a young horse who lost her eye from a barbed wire incident, and she still was a frisky and sweet little lady, and was still rideable. It can be a hard transition probably, but I bet you and your guy will be able to figure it out together.
 

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Oh no! Wow, something must have really terrified him. I can't even imagine. I've never known a horse to bust down a wall like that. Is this your big, beautiful DWB? I am so sorry and sending love and good vibes to you both :hug8: :hug8: :hug8: :heart: :heart: :heart:
 

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I am so sorry, hope he recovers quickly.
 

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So sorry Loree, I agree some horses have a death wish. I'm glad you were able to take him to the hospital & he's getting good care :bluhug:
 

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Oh no! I am so sorry! I will keep Courage in my prayers. :hug8:
 

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Oh, I'm so sorry. I hope he feels better soon. :hug8:
 

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Oh my, poor baby, I hope he will be ok. :sadhug: I wonder what spooked him.
 

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Loree - I am truly sorry. Your ability to be philosophical at this time amazes me. You too have courage.


Sending positive thoughts to your vet to use his or her best skill. Sending calming strength to Courage to pull through, heal and thrive.
 

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I'm so sorry! :hug8: :hug8: :hug8: :hug8: :hug8: for you and Courage!
 

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Sorry this has happened, he's so lucky to have someone who loves him and won't turn their back on him. Hoping for the best.
 

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so very sorry to hear this..prayers on the way :hug8:
 
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