Sunday, October 28, 2012

Moments When We Want To Die.

**WARNING**

This post is more than exceptionally gory. Like really, if you have a weak stomach I'd advise you to go no further. But if you have morbid curiosity like me, please do go on.

Now that I've baited your minds, I shall distract you for a moment by asking if you remember Ms. Isis, Jackie's babygirl.

I'm assuming you all remember Jackie. Pure badass. Yankees second mom. Hot betch.

Anyways, Isis.




Yeah, she's pretty sexual. I have a thing for greys too so I find her even more beautiful. That, and her tail kicks Yankees tail's ass by like a million strands.

Jackie has been diligently working with Ms. Mare for 3 months, since she was all kinds of cray cray and barely knew anything. That and she threw some mean temper tantrums. I probably would've given up ages ago on her but Jackie didn't and now hot mess is hot mare.

But we all know that when the stars are seemingly aligning, its just a false sense of security.

You know something bad is about to happen don't you?

Yeah.

(AGAIN, SQUEAMISH LOOK AWAY!!)
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Doomsday dropped this bomb on poor Jackie this weekend through text message, informing her that her horse had a "cut" on her hindquarters....


Upon seeing this on my horse, I think I would've done 1 of 3 things
1. Bawl
2. Faint
3. Die

Lets look at this from a different angle...

Yeah, just a flesh wound, no worries. Minor scratch. That must just be blood covering up the wound. Aren't we always told it looks worse than it is?

Meanwhile,  Jackie is seemingly keeping her shit together on the way to the barn, while I'm furiously texting her asking what the fuck over and over.


NOPE. IT IS MUCH WORSE THAN IT LOOKS. Much much much much....is that...a flap of flesh?! Is this real life? How the? What the???

Anyways, I'm over here more than 2 hours away dually grossed out and sickly curious as to how the eff this silly mare could've done this in a STALL. Repeat....stall.

Turns out, the horse next to her decided he hated her and provoked Isis and they started fighting through the stall. Other horse kicked out, broke a board and Isis ripped her flesh on it.


That is one massive splinter in the ass.

Cue late night emergency vet call $$$$$$$


Like...I can't even.



All bedder? Maybe? Jackie told me that the vet literally had his arm up the stabbing and pulled handfuls of wood out of her body. Also that he had to sedate her with the amount that would knock out a Budweiser Clydesdale. Bitch did not want any human messing with her butt. I can't imagine why.

Her actual words "Yeah I saw bone. All muscle just mangled. He literally had to stuff the red muscle back in her body and stitch the white muscle over it hoping it would hold. He then told me the stitches wouldn't hold and I should expect that. Also that she may never jump again, so thats awesome. Oh and she needs 2 months off, possibly more."

Death.

The epic wound today.

So friends. Count your blessings that your horses didn't tear their ass apart. I would die.

DIE.

12 comments:

  1. O...m...f...g... Poor Jackie and Isis. I feel so terrible for them. That is insane!!! I can't believe there was wood in it!!!!!!!!!!!

    One thing though, if she took the amount of drugs needed to bring a Clyde down, that wouldn't be much. Drafts are notoriously cheap dates ;)

    Un-f'ing real. Stuff like this is SO scary when we're reminded of how fragile our ponies really are :(

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  2. That is such a bummer. I feel so sorry for them!! And she probably won't be able to jump??? :'( I hope it heals ok and everything turns out fine. *crossing fingers*

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  3. Holy fuck. That is insane. I don't even know what I would do in that situation. Probably die, too.

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  4. Hey you totally don't remember me but we used to go to Marmon valley together way back in the day. Anyways, my horse ripped his groin muscle and I was told he'd never be sound again, but lots of early and often handwalking and he's back to jumping courses and eventing. It can be done!

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  5. It takes a good bit to rattle me, so I found this absolutely fascinating. The muscle itself wasn't damaged too horribly was it? Too bad she didn't take a video, I would have liked to have seen the whole process.
    Poor mare. Poor wallet.

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  6. OMG...I have a pretty strong stomach, but don't know if I would be able to deal with that in person. Thanking my lucky stars that my mare is not stalled next to the stall kicker in our barn.

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  7. Poor Jackie and Isis. :( Best wishes to both of them.

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  8. Wow!!! Poor Isis and Jackie... I seriously won't be able to hold it together if that happened to Henry... not ok. Hoping that it all heals and she is able to live out a happy healthy life!

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  9. MOTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!FER!!!!!!!!!!!! that is nasty. HOW is that even doable. That is why I didn't go to vet school (passes out)

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  10. Yikes! Poor Isis! Poor Jackie! Horses are such fragile creatures!

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  11. Ouch! That's one hell of a cut. Sending healing thoughts.

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  12. I'm going to puke!! Like Kristen said... that's why I'm not a vet! Oh my! I feel so bad for Jackie and Isis. :( I really hope she exceeds expectations and is able to jump again. I can't believe she did that in a stall! :(

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