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Wednesday, January 22, 2014


As soon as I got to the barn after my helper arrived, she asked me if Drafty was hurt. I told her no and asked why. She had gone to start water and it looked like there was a lot of blood on the fence in his pen.

I came into the pen and this is what I found.... There was a lot of it over a rather large area.

The next stop was to check out Drafty. I began at his head and when I reached the other end this is what I saw....
We caught him and took him into the barn to check out the wound and put medicine on it. The gash appears to be about 2 inches long and it is about an inch deep inside. I trimmed some of the hair, rinsed it out and put medicine in. Drafty stood as if nothing was wrong so apparently it didn't hurt too much. After treatment it looked like this.
When we took him back to the pen, we backed him up to see if we could figure out how it happened. When you see the wound at a little distance it doesn't look so gross.

"CSI" Tiffany trying to figure it out. To get the rub marks as high as they are he had to lift his rear end. My guess is that he was kicking at Sadie, the horse in the  next pen and somehow came down or into the cable holder on the fence just right to sustain the injury. If horses could talk ....

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