Horse Life

Suicided

Much like a recent news cycle, it happened. Shortly after coming off of suicide watch (obvi way too early), and being left alone for longer than he should’ve…

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I will never not laugh at this picture

…Let me back up a bit. After P’s trip to Trainer B’s on September 2nd, the next day we went for a relaxing hack around the farm…where he, of course, twisted a hind shoe off (HOW?).

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So that got him out of work on September 4th, then he had his tootsies done September 5th and later that day I rode him in the jump arena for 45 minutes, where he was perfect. Then September 6th he had his teeth floated, which earned him another day off. Leo & I went to Trainer B’s September 7th, which got him another day off, as I had familial duties to attend to when we got back. September 8th I didn’t ride at all, so when I arrived at the barn after work on Monday, September 9th,  I was ready to tackle riding both horses that day and being productive.

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The vet came out yesterday and blocked his feet, which instantly improved everything, so she took some x-rays of his feet and declared him thin-soled and needing pads stat.

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No idea what I’m looking at here
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But the vet hasn’t steered me wrong yet
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So I’ll believe her
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Pads it is!

Then she made a comment about his hind end and asked which leg it was that had the injury. And when pressed, said the possibility of reinjury was in the back of her mind because he seemed sore. But then said of course he could be sore because of THIS:

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That’s where Leo decided to kick P this past Sunday afternoon, after spending 30+ minutes in the arena alongside each other with no issues. Why? No idea. P was literally minding his own business with Husband and Leo turned himself 180 degrees specifically to kick him. So then I had to hand Leo his ass because sorry, I don’t do kickers. P has never kicked a horse a day in his life and (for once) did nothing to deserve it.

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Especially after P toted around a sword-wielding Tiniest Dictator

So P is on Bute for a couple of days with walking under saddle, and getting pads next Monday. And then we’ll re-check the hind to make sure nothing is amiss there. So in the meantime, I’ll be mildly freaking out. NBD.

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Sword-testing P before the T.D. got on. As per usual, it was a non-issue

 

20 thoughts on “Suicided”

  1. Oh god. I’m so glad you have Leo to ride (despite his kicking), except man I would be freaking out as well with P. I mean, perhaps the silver lining is that at least this time P wasn’t doing this intentionally?!

    I agree with Amanda, tho. You could seriously write a book about all of this lol.

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  2. Poor P minding his own business though I’m not convinced he didn’t ask Leo to do that to get some time off again. He seems to like his new life of piddling around and having fun with TD a bit too much.

    I’m glad you have Leo now or I’m sure your liver would be dead about now.

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