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GREAT NEWS! We met our goal and Grosh had his two surgeries, thanks to YOU!






Yay!  You readers are AWESOME!  We are slightly OVER our goal, which is great, since Grosh will probably need some training before he can become adoptable.  THANK YOU!

PHOTOS FROM GROSH’S SURGERY (SOMEWHAT GRAPHIC)

Great news!  The wound didn’t hit any major muscles, tendons, ligament… NOTHING!  Grosh will have a deep scar and an indentation at his shoulder from the tissue that was removed, but he will recover fully!  And, after Grosh came out of sedation, he had full weight on that leg.  The vets think he will be just fine!

These photos are somewhat graphic…(so stop here if you are sensitive to that) but you can see that Grosh was sedated, gelded, vaccinated and his wound was trimmed and cleaned.  Grosh has had antibiotic treatments and will continue to receive antibiotics (as needed) while this large wound recedes and heals.

*This reminds me of Bodhi’s huge gash.  We couldn’t close it, so we had to wash it twice a day and add ointments until it closed on its own.  With Grosh, he is wild so treating this huge wound will be a benefit to his training program for adoption.

From LBL Equine Rescue:

Grosh (2 years old wild mustang colt) walked fairly calmly into the chute. There he was easily sedated via vein. You can see the vet behind him here.

Time to clean the wound after taking off the hanging pieces of skin.

Taking major precautions with this wild horse…

Wound clean!

Up after surgery! A new, vaccinated gelding with a clean, treated wound! He will continue to receive antibiotics as needed as well as daily cleaning which will really help his socialization.

YEAH, ANOTHER HAPPY ENDING!  GREAT JOB, EVERYONE!

 


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EMERGENCY JANUARY BUCKET FUND! Huge, NASTY GASH in WILD STALLION’S CHEST/FORELEG – HE’S BEEN CAUGHT. WE CAN DO THIS!






This is Grosh – named after the street where his rescuers were able to corral him.  He is a 2 year-old Wild Mustang colt/stallion who was spotted on a mountain with a HUGE gash in his chest and foreleg.  (The following image is not as graphic as the last image at the bottom of the page.)

Several teams of rescuers and neighbors got together to help this bleeding and limping, young wild horse (story below).  LBL Equine Rescue received Grosh yesterday and he will go into surgery on Friday.  They will move him into a chute for sedation.

Young, wild Grosh trusted humans enough… hoping to be aided.  Please, any drop in the bucket will add up!  All donations are 100% tax deductible.  THANK YOU!  Our goal is $965 (antibiotics, sedation, wound surgery and gelding surgery).  We can do this!



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Grosh (named after the street where he was finally penned) is in excellent condition – other than the horrible wound. His feet look perfect, too.

HIS STORY…

This young wild horse was spotted, limping and bleeding on top of a huge hill.  Rescuers set up catch pens on the street below (Grosh St.) and began the painstaking job of gently ushering him down the mountain and into the chutes.  Grosh is wild, so he would usually be more inclined to follow his herd.  But, he was alone, bleeding and probably knew he had to do something big for himself – to survive.

Carolynn and Brittany carefully working to encourage the horse to descend the hill at his own pace.

The horse moving down a small horse trail. (The trail is difficult to see due to the grass and rocks in front of it.)

Where the horse stopped to rest after exiting the lower ground.

The horse finally entering the area near the fenced driveway.

Closing the driveway behind the horse.

Setting up the original bait corral after the transport trailer funnel chute went bust when the go-cart drove by.

The team and a neighbor helping at the lower end of the driveway.

Constructing the catch corral. The volunteer in the foreground is Bob Hastings, the Chairman of the County Commission. Our politicians actually can do physical work and all kinds of officials turn out to help when it comes to our range horses,

First moment of relief. We now have the horse safely contained.
The construction netting was relocated along one side of the driveway where the fencing was a bit sketchy to discourage him from jumping it.
The next step is to get him into a transport trailer.

Building a loading chute that will run between the catch corral and the trailer.
(it was getting dark)

Finishing the loading chute.
(The trailer belongs to the Chair of our Planning and Public Lands Commissions. Having “hands-on” public officials is something the locals are proud of.)

Finishing the loading chute.
(The trailer belongs to the Chair of our Planning and Public Lands Commissions. Having “hands-on” public officials is something the locals are proud of.) What a gorgeous boy!

WARNING GRAPHIC

Luckily, there is a team of veterinarians who are very familiar with working on wild horses.  Grosh has already been seen and his surgery is scheduled for Friday.  They will also geld him at that time.

We are looking to help his rescuers with the costs of antibiotics (he is on them now), sedation, wound cleaning/surgery, gelding surgery and after care – ON A WILD HORSE!  LBL Equine Rescue is only asking for $965.  I am guessing with training to treat him, they will need more.  So, if we collect more, GREAT!

We can do this!  Let’s help these rescuers so they can get back out there and continue their good work.

All donations are 100% tax deductible.  THANK YOU!!!! This handsome boy deserves to be helped since he trusted enough to let the humans capture him!

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A pretty good look at the horse’s wound. It appeared to be an avulsion, possibly an injury from a wire fence.

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