This kind of thing makes me ill.
Here’s the story… Some nutjob (excuse my French) wanted to get his 22 year-old TB into a trailer to go somewhere. If the horse didn’t get in, he was going to be euthanized.
The TB wouldn’t load (surprise, surprise) so the wingnut attached him to a winch and tried to winch him in.
Eventually, the TB ended up under the trailer – cast, struggling, injuring himself – finally rising just to fall down again.
The owner decided to call a vet to put down the horse. The vet thought the horse had a chance (thank Goodness for some common sense and humanity). In the meantime, Officers and Animal Control became involved.
Animal Control called BHFER, again.
JUST TO BE REFRESH…
THE HORSE THROWN UNDER THE TRAILER
The horse is Kingoftheadmiralty. His pedagree is linked here.
Birthdate: April 19, 1989, New York.
Luckily, Admiralty loaded fine and made it back to BHFER where he has been loved and doctored.
So far, none of the bloodwork is back. Several vets have given him a thorough once-over. He is swollen and battle bruised and no one knows the extent of his internal injuries. The poor gelding has cuts all over and new areas of damage keep erupting. The poor guys must feel like he got run over…
He’s had a bath and all of his sores were cleaned and tended.
It has been touch and go the last few hour. Admiralty has given them a few really big scares. It seems that once the shock wore off and the pain set in, Admiralty did a few backslides. But he has rallied. And, Theresa says he is a sweetheart!
No one is giving up and Admiralty is hanging in there. He’s eating and showing interest in those around him.
ITSUKO LOOKS ON
Speaking of those around him…
Itsuko has had her feet done, teeth done and has had a full work up as well. She is on a regimented re-feeding plan. The watch her like a hawk.
She appears to be very contented!
They say she nickers every time anyone is near… she loves her hay and looooves to watch the other horses. After being alone for so long, she must feel like she’s in horse heaven.
PLEASE HELP BHFER
Please help BHFER help this poor gelding who is suffering after being mechanically forced into the trailer… and when that didn’t work, he was thrown under the it. And let’s help BHFER continue to rehabilitate Itsuko. Many, many thanks!