Thursday, May 7, 2009


Well, yesterday started off as a busy day off for me and things never improved. I went out to visit the boys and was planning on a nice trail ride with Gus. He had seemed like he was adjusting well... living out 24/7 and enjoying the decent weather. Well, was I ever wrong.

Got out there and here's what I discovered:

Needless to say, we discovered what happened, to an extent. Either Gringo was being an *ss or Gus spooked, regardless he was scared and bolted into the woods. He tried to skirt through between a tree and the fence, but there wasn't enough space. He ended up getting entangled with the fence and got shocked repeatedly. The end result is what you see above, plus this next video of his eye.

Anyways, it's a good thing he had his eye mask on as it saved that eye quite a bit. I feel horrible for him though. I did end up calling the vet out, to the tune of $111.50. He's been cleared as "good to go" but we are doing a week's worth of antibiotics, just to be on the safe side. The medication is called Uniprim. He's also on Previcox for a week too, to ward off any pain. Cool hosing and plenty of movement and everything should be fine again. No work until the swelling in his knee goes down... hopefully that won't be too long from now.

Here's a few more shots of his leg injuries:

This is the knee that's really messed up. The area just to the front of the knee is right where a tendon sheath is located. He narrowly missed cutting it...

1 comment:

Stacey Kimmel-Smith said...

ouch ouch ouch! It is amazing how fast they heal.

Make sure to send me your postal address so that I can send you the BTB pen.