Writer on a Horse
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The world looks better from the back of a horse and the roads of life are easier with a good dog beside you.

Monday, April 26, 2010

being helpless is not a good feeling

One of the horses at the barn colic today. Ronnie went to feed tonight and Taraka was down. After an hour of pulling and whipping (I know sounds mean but he had to get her up ... he was alone and Taraka weights 2200 pounds) he got her up and to the barn. Because the other horses knew something wasn't right and it was feeding time they caused her to jerk away from Ronnie and ran to the back pasture. When he got to her she was down and her eyes had rolled back in her head. He couldn't get her up and she wasn't responding other than trying to roll and pawing the ground with her front feet. He ran to his phone and called me... bad decision I only panicked... but I did call the trainer and she got to the barn in less than five minutes. She gave her a shot of Thiazine directly in the vein and in less than a minute she was up and in less than an hour was eating. Whew, that was close. I know that we will lose a horse one day but thank you God it wasn't today.

1 comment:

Irene Latham said...

Oh glad to hear the intervention worked!! Scary.