FINAL DAYS TO HELP BLAZE! Let’s send off this month in a Blaze of Glory for our July Bucket Fund horse who almost lost his foot!

Our July Bucket Fund Horse, Blaze, suffered a horrible injury.  His foot was almost cleanly sliced through.  Luckily, his horseangels were watching over him because not only did the injury not cut any tendons or ligaments, but his owner was there immediately afterwards and was able to tourniquet the wound and rush him the ER before he bled out.

Blaze’s owner bottle fed him since he was a two-week old.  Look at the love here.  Blaze was an abandoned wild foal in Nevada

Here you can see the very clean cut. Amazingly, it didn’t hit any tendons or ligaments! But it did hit an artery.

We still have a few days to help Blaze!  We are $2485 short of our goal!  Any amount is helpful!  All donations are 100% tax deductible!  THANK YOU in advance!!

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Blaze’s medical fees have been very high.  He’s had ER surgery, a hospital stay and two casts.

The first week home was pretty awful for Blaze and his owners – they were trying to wean him from sedation and pain medications, but it wasn’t working.  Blaze was in pain and he DID NOT LIKE stall rest.  The poor guy was walking circles, screaming all day and banging the walls.

Immediately it was decided to keep a buddy on either side, all day.  So, two volunteers quine friends stayed inside, too.  Nice of them…

The third and fourth weeks of recovery were uneventful and slow, as predicted.  A huge wound like this heals from the inside out and takes its course.  Blaze will be like this for another two months.

But, he is a lucky horse.

Larry says that Blaze is starting to be himself again.  Less pain is bringing his sweet personality back.

(I will keep us all updated on his progress, for sure!)

The first week at home was very difficult for Blaze. He was unhappy, in pain and tired of being stall bound.

Usually, he goes out everyday to play with his friends.  OF course, he has to restrict his movement with this huge cast, so he is on stall rest for several months.

Here you can see… they’ve added a stall ball and friends on both sides of him. Blaze is happier now – probably because the pain is less (huge wounds like this hurt while they heal), and he has friends that are fine handing out with him all day.

Here we have Cast #2. It is slightly less bulky. Blaze is on a strict diet so he doesn’t gain weight, too… Less weight on that leg is best. So, this poor guy has a long road of healing. But he is VERY LUCKY. He will survive this.

Here he is!! Looking much happier as the days go on. Atta Boy, Blaze!

Can we help his owners through this avalanche of unexpected medical bills?  Thank you thank you!  All donations are 100% tax deductible!

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  1. Calvin48

    My now 16-year-old gelding had major abdominal surgery when he was five to remove a large bladder stone. I bought him as an unbroken three-year-old who was raised outdoors in a group of horses. He hated being in a stall. He was in the hospital for a week and by the time I brought him home, he’d worn his toes down from pawing at the stall door to get out. When I put him in his stall at home he went berserk to get out and I was afraid that he’d hurt himself. I used an electric fence to make a small paddock much smaller; it was about 20 X 15 feet. He was happy to be outside where he could see the other horses and touch noses with them. Every few days I moved the electric fence back a couple of feet, until after a month he had the whole paddock. There is usually a solution to every problem.
    The horse is currently healthy and has not had a recurrence of bladder stones.

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