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PostSubject: uni an unlucky mare - tragic end - freak accident   Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:43 am

on sat july 7th uni was found dead in the field,

she was only 4 years old (in April), but already she had suffered more pain than most horses (thankfully) know in a long lifetime.

sometime in her past she had her thigh bone broken, we think probably in a transport accident as it was just the right height for a partition? she endured the pain of this & the healing of the bone with subsequent box rest & then the added pain of her inability to take the weight naturally on her other legs causing her to start to de-form, side bone etc

she came to me as a meat rescue, after several treatments by the osteopath & remedial farrier she was looking much better, she could scuttle about playing with the other horses in her odd way, enjoying a bit of freedom & out of pain.

but that all came to an end on sat 7th.....

we think she had been having a run about & had slipped, some how she slid a couple of meters down a slight slope down to the fences & her legs slid through my electric fence, the wire mesh boundary fence & knocked over the metal pickets for next doors high powered electric cow fence, pushing it down to the ground thus managing to touch both electric fences while lying in a shallow puddle due to the heavy rain.

we think the resulting double shock killed her either directly or induced a heart attack as there was no sign she had struggled to get out & no apparent injury to her at all.

her eyes were open so all i can hope is it was quick.

sods law..the only reason she was in that field is it is flatter than the other side,
my farmer neighbour & us had to dismantle both fences to move her and later re build them, his cow fence is only 1 strand & over a meter apart from my horse fence & up on strong metal pickets well spaced, if her leg had gone through just a few inches eitherside she would have missed it completely.

farewell uni, run free.
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PostSubject: Re: uni an unlucky mare - tragic end - freak accident   Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:36 pm

Sad

oh how very sad, that poor young mare . Pain free now at least. Well no one can say you didn't try Salee!



Good to see you back on


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PostSubject: Re: uni an unlucky mare - tragic end - freak accident   Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:52 pm

Crying or Very sad

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PostSubject: Re: uni an unlucky mare - tragic end - freak accident   Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:15 pm

So sorry Salee....... Sad

she did have a taste of the good life with you, you did her proud I love you
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PostSubject: Re: uni an unlucky mare - tragic end - freak accident   Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:39 pm

Thankyou, I so enoyed seeing her run about being young, sad to think that same joy of life caused the slip which killed her.
Bye
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PostSubject: Re: uni an unlucky mare - tragic end - freak accident   Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:24 am

How sad , poor Uni Crying or Very sad

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