God displayed in His mighty creation

God displayed in His mighty creation
double rainbow at my house spring 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


So Kash my horse decided to spook today (what caused it is still a mystery).  He was tied to a post in front of the tack barn. I was inside the tack barn and heard a commotion and looked out to see him tearing off into the woods.  Trailing behind him and whacking his hind legs was the post.

Screamed for him to stop but that did no good.  Got the attention of some people around and we all took different directions to try and cut him off and keep him from going to far.

In no time at all I lost his tracks in the brush and didnt know where he had gone.  I couldnt hear a thing nor see any movement.  So I was getting discouraged and said a prayer that he would be found quickly and not seriously injured.

After what seemed like ages I heard my name being called and hurried back to the farm.  Was met halfway and told Kash was found and was being brought back but that he was injured and would need some attention.

I was just so relieved he was found and on his way home I just knew as long as he was walking we could fix him up.

My poor baby was only running for barely 5 maybe 10 min but he was soaked in sweat he looked black on his face.  He was trembling from head to hoof and breathing was very labored.  I just sweet talked him and tried to sooth him.

Kash has never liked being sprayed with fly spray and I had been told that water is also an issue so when I was told he needed to be hosed down and especially his wounds I was a bit nervous about how he would react.  But one everyone left the corral and I soothingly told him "mama would never do anything to hurt you" he finally stopped his nervous dancing and let me slowly soak him down with the cool water.  We did this for 20-30 min without incident and I was so proud of him.  Slowly his breathing slowed and he began to relax.  I decided I wanted to check for any injuries under his tail and gave the leadline to my friend's daughter and you could see the fear in his eyes he didnt want me to leave him.  Poor guy.  I just kept a hand on him and let him know I wasnt leaving him.

After a few phone calls the vet finally got back to us and it was determined that Bute and Blu-Kote was all he needed and unless his situation changed the vet said it wasnt necessary for him to come out.

I am going to post some photos of his nasty flesh wounds.  So if you are sickened by blood dont look (its not oozing blood but not pleasant).

And he took a chunk out of his one hoof

1 comment:

denise f said...

Owie! Looks like he skinned himself pretty good... he's okay?