Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sad Loss....

I just read some very sad news:  Stacy Westfalls horse Roxy (aka Baby Doll) has passed away from a traumatic injury.
She apparently got cast in her stall on Feb. 5th during the night and was treated for two days at an animal hospital before being lovingly euthanized.  
 Roxy was due to foal in early March, and although a C-section was performed, the little sorrel stud colt proved too weak to survive.


I know you all join me in sending Stacy our thoughts and prayers at this tragic time.

5 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness!! That is just so sad. I don't know what to say . . .

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  2. Oh, gosh! That's just awful. My wonderful mare, Beauty, got cast in her corral, hit her head, and instantly died while trying to get up. It's never easy losing a horse. This happened over two years ago and I miss her every day. But, to also lose the foal...WHY do these things happen????

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  3. Wow, Cheryl Ann, I'm sorry about your Beauty....that sounds horrible. I'm not really sure what causes a horse to get "cast", I don't now much about it but it sounds like it can be really serious.

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  4. Cali, my palomino mustang filly, got cast one time down in the arena, but she's so calm she just stayed there and I was right there to help her. I was able to move her back legs and she got up and wasn't hurt. She was rolling and she rolled the other direction, right under the lower metal bars in the arena gate. I always hold my breath now when I see my horses roll, especially if it is anywhere near a fence or gate or in their corrals.

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  5. Such sad news :(((
    When a horses lays down to roll in a stall they can get "stuck" up agaist the wall having no room to get their legs under themselves to get back up. Some horses remain clam and wait for someone to come and help them get un stuck. Others panic and injure themselves in trying to get uncast.
    Jesse once rolled to close to the gate in the indoor arena in PDX and got his legs cast between the bars. It is a wide heavy gate attached with big bolts. he fought it and got up pulling the gate off it's hinges with him! my heart stopped...I was so sure he had broken a leg. Thankfully he only got some nasty scrapes. I took 3 of us to lift that gate back up to be bolted back!

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