Poll

Calamity Jane?

How often does your horse sustain injuries?

Hardly ever
43%
499
Occasionally, but it's nothing serious
35%
409
Often, but it's rarely anything serious
11%
134
Occasionally he manages to seriously injure himself
8%
97
My horse is prone to recurrent serious injuries
3%
35

Total votes cast: 1174

Comments & Write-in Answers

legs

8/27/2007 9:57:58 PM

leg

8/27/2007 6:10:50 PM

cuts, puncture wounds, etc.

8/27/2007 1:10:55 PM

Just scrapes and scratches when they play or get itchy

8/27/2007 12:23:28 PM

stone bruises, cuts and scrapes, kick marks

8/27/2007 12:10:12 PM

mainly scratches from trees ect.

8/27/2007 8:17:42 AM

ligaments

8/27/2007 8:03:48 AM

Her knee and lower leg tend to get injured often.

8/27/2007 7:59:15 AM

Tiny cuts, scratches

8/27/2007 2:12:51 AM

nekingere

8/26/2007 9:34:39 PM

very minor cuts (if any)

8/26/2007 9:21:34 PM

She gets cuts from trees or occasiolly a bite mark

8/26/2007 6:28:34 PM

goopy eyes

8/26/2007 5:11:39 PM

Superficial wounds only -- so far!

8/26/2007 12:36:02 PM

With 5 horses one or another is bound to have a scrape, nick, gash, etc

8/26/2007 10:41:01 AM

Only the odd scrape

8/26/2007 9:57:04 AM

scrapes, dings, rock in the hoof, sore muscles

8/26/2007 12:49:05 AM

small cuts, scrapes and rubs

8/25/2007 11:51:15 PM

she usually just gets scratches and bumps -the sort:)

8/25/2007 10:24:13 PM

stifle

8/25/2007 10:12:15 PM

cuts/scrapes usually, one incidence of mortal injury = stepped in a hole, flipped and broke neck.

8/25/2007 2:37:34 PM

minor topical abrasions (skin scrape)

8/25/2007 12:35:57 PM

In work 6 days per week and fit and sound. Gotta love that!

8/25/2007 12:26:32 PM

most are scrapes or minor cuts.

8/25/2007 7:48:09 AM

symptons of influenza

8/25/2007 5:56:21 AM

and I hope she stays that way

8/25/2007 3:00:11 AM

Most of the time it is a bite from another horse in the herd.

8/25/2007 1:48:57 AM

6 wks ago she lacerated her fetlock badly involving ligaments and joint capsule. 1st bad injury!

8/24/2007 11:57:43 PM

leg cuts

8/24/2007 11:34:19 PM

Knocking poles, dominance battles. Once, a gash from getting caught on a gate. 24 stitches.

8/24/2007 10:44:30 PM

His latest was a laceration of the neck from rubbing it on something.

8/24/2007 8:40:55 PM

nicks and scrap's on legs and somtimes chest.

8/24/2007 8:25:37 PM

touch wood - she has been sound and injury free since I have had her

8/24/2007 7:25:31 PM

minor cuts

8/24/2007 7:04:27 PM

ligament tendon cannon bone bruising

8/24/2007 6:17:41 PM

8 inch vertical slash behind shoulder on ribcage. Also gets minore cuts and swellings

8/24/2007 5:17:37 PM

He's a very hardy mustang:)

8/24/2007 5:13:05 PM

HE IS SUICIDIAL and LOVES TO Treat any form of Veterianary support as negative. Paid 4 Harvard X 10!

8/24/2007 3:21:14 PM

Mostly bites and kicks from other horses

8/24/2007 3:17:46 PM

Caught up in the fence sparing with another, bites from other horse, leg cuts, bruises, colic

8/24/2007 3:01:48 PM

Minor scratches and occasional puffy eyes, six horses.

8/24/2007 2:48:03 PM

Fence injuries

8/24/2007 1:15:01 PM

two young TWs play 'rough' so there always dings to put some cream on.

8/24/2007 10:07:11 AM

Lots of superficial injuries some requiring stitches but not any serious damage.

8/24/2007 9:08:36 AM

abrasions

8/24/2007 9:07:38 AM

hoof bruising

8/24/2007 8:41:29 AM

Cuts from rubbing againts fence & posts

8/24/2007 8:17:48 AM

scratches/cuts/bites

8/24/2007 7:42:33 AM

Most of my horses injuries have been due to them getting into fights.

8/24/2007 1:24:28 AM

My baby girl decided to get herself impaled on a tractor. Deep serious wound needed vet attention.

8/23/2007 11:18:02 PM

cuts

8/23/2007 10:35:35 PM

My t-bred will tear the skin to the tendon on "invisible" sources!

8/23/2007 10:11:48 PM

cuts and nicks

8/23/2007 9:09:11 PM

Cuts/bite wounds from being in pasture

8/23/2007 8:31:45 PM

I can only imagine how most occur. Usually at night in the pasture

8/23/2007 8:14:45 PM

Mainly cuts and scrapes

8/23/2007 7:47:16 PM

nicks on leg

8/23/2007 7:38:54 PM

I have several that "hardly ever'. One young one that does"often, but not serious."

8/23/2007 6:34:35 PM

Just lately its been one thing after another!

8/23/2007 6:22:52 PM

Thank the horse gods!

8/23/2007 5:36:51 PM

It's always the good one too. The other one that's just a companion never gets hurt

8/23/2007 5:22:28 PM

minor scrapes.

8/23/2007 5:21:47 PM

But I've learned to keep my 2 horses apart at feeding time

8/23/2007 5:17:20 PM

We try hard to make sure the pasture is in good condition so they don't have to experience injuries.

8/23/2007 5:08:57 PM

scraping of the hocks

8/23/2007 4:48:09 PM

novicular bone damage

8/23/2007 4:20:19 PM

About once a year we have some sort of mild lameness thing, but usually nothing too dramatic.

8/23/2007 3:44:08 PM

VERY MINOR SCRATCHES..NOTHING SERIOUS

8/23/2007 3:38:40 PM

There are 3 of them and I think some days they just beat on each other!

8/23/2007 3:20:40 PM

8 horse, we see everything from mild to life threatening. Mostly mild injuries

8/23/2007 3:03:57 PM

Most injuries my 4 horses get occur in the pasture from "horsing around". Seldom serious, Cutheal

8/23/2007 2:55:06 PM

rarely have we had to call a vet

8/23/2007 2:13:32 PM

Have 1 accident prone horse-rolled in a scorpion nest,cracked pelvis,trochanter bursitis,bowed tendo

8/23/2007 2:07:53 PM

splint

8/23/2007 1:29:40 PM

The horses often have injuries but luckily normally only gashes and cuts that can be repaired.

8/23/2007 1:22:41 PM

He's not happy unless he has a cut or bruise somewhere!

8/23/2007 12:53:43 PM

REcurrent Skin Infection in Horses

8/23/2007 11:36:22 AM

cuts/abrasions

8/23/2007 11:23:02 AM

Halter cought on standpipe - paralysis in neck and face. Rear suspensory tear. front suspensory tear

8/23/2007 11:14:46 AM

bites& wire cuts

8/23/2007 10:44:59 AM

leg swelling, cuts

8/23/2007 10:13:20 AM

Just a few knocks from being in the pasture with 4 other horses

8/23/2007 9:43:02 AM

Most recent injury was a puncture wound in the back pastern area further compromising the sheath

8/23/2007 8:56:34 AM

usally bites, overstep and catching on objects

8/23/2007 8:40:00 AM

2 leg fractures, now deep cut on leg

8/23/2007 8:10:49 AM

my mare is the "boo boo queen" of our barn!

8/23/2007 7:31:10 AM

Mostly from being too fresh to be turned out, buck twist fart, legs all different directions.

8/23/2007 7:21:28 AM

mostly nicks from being low on the pecking order

8/23/2007 3:15:27 AM

My TB is accident prone.

8/23/2007 1:28:12 AM

hind leg injuries, cuts & scrapes

8/23/2007 12:55:27 AM

my animals are mules, much better than horses at self care:)

8/22/2007 11:50:04 PM

We have 5 horses here & just don't have much of anything happen. Check all places they are.

8/22/2007 11:07:23 PM

Safe pastures living area is the key.

8/22/2007 10:47:59 PM

Humans have to always be aware of a horses surroundings.

8/22/2007 10:35:07 PM

Minis don't seem as prone to injuries, but they'll react the same tangled in a fence!

8/22/2007 9:47:35 PM

Most injuries occur when they are frustrated because I'm off schedule feeding and they are hungry.

8/22/2007 8:15:29 PM

Right now dealing with stifle injury. Ist time with this injury and it is very frustrating.

8/22/2007 6:48:38 PM

of course..the typical cuts and scrapes all over

8/22/2007 6:14:04 PM

longears usually know better!

8/22/2007 5:59:49 PM

usually its a small cut on legs from stall, fence, etc

8/22/2007 5:40:53 PM

My horses have sustained no injuries since moving from a boarding atble where they were stalled.

8/22/2007 4:17:31 PM

kicks and bites from other horses

8/22/2007 3:44:07 PM

my 25 yr old geldine has only been injured once :)

8/22/2007 3:39:49 PM

I have a mule and a horse. The mule is by far less accident prone than the horse.

8/22/2007 3:32:27 PM

My horses live in a herd environment so there is occasional battle damage.

8/22/2007 3:27:46 PM

mostly to the pastern area, wire fencing is often the cause

8/22/2007 2:53:28 PM

Last couple serious injuries have been caused by shape edges or screws in fencing. Proud flesh!

8/22/2007 2:50:57 PM

cuts,scrapes, bits from other horses

8/22/2007 2:38:34 PM

My horses are kept out 24/7, they learn how to handle themselves.

8/22/2007 1:59:16 PM

Usually inflicted by the pony on the horse - but fortunately never serious

8/22/2007 1:08:33 PM

My horse is very careful. Almost all her injuries have been human caused. (i.e. bad farrier work)

8/22/2007 1:06:44 PM

my horse is a pleasure and an investment, I use caution at all times

8/22/2007 12:50:17 PM

last one was 12" deep puncture & laceration

8/22/2007 12:26:11 PM

Several of my off track Thoroughbreds have had problems with being horses but are getting better

8/22/2007 11:56:17 AM

One horse hardly ever gets hurt, the other has had a number of stichs and a broken nose

8/22/2007 11:49:48 AM

I have two mares that can't seem to get along so they are constantly kicking or biting each other

8/22/2007 11:17:19 AM

Every wound should be thoroughly cleaned and treated with blue lotion, peroxide, neosporin, etc.

8/22/2007 10:45:04 AM

We horse-proof our barns, pastures, fences. Occasional kick from pasture mate

8/22/2007 10:38:50 AM

Spends his free time looking for trouble

8/22/2007 10:38:36 AM

worst he kicked through a barn wall and tore up a hoof was up for a year

8/22/2007 10:38:21 AM

occasional cuts and scrapes in paddock & soft tissue strains from work

8/22/2007 10:34:42 AM

torn shoulder muscle, cannon bone exposed from hock to pastern, lives in corral, hay is cheaper

8/22/2007 10:27:53 AM

I have 4 horses that pasture daily, so getting scratches & bites from playing & rubbing is the norm

8/22/2007 10:25:10 AM

he and his pasture mate play hard, and suffer the consequences!

8/22/2007 10:20:18 AM

Used to have a mare that was always getting her tail hung up. She would just stand & wait for help.

8/22/2007 10:16:19 AM

One horse is prone to allergic reactions however

8/22/2007 10:00:52 AM

Scrapes on legs, corneal abrasion once (have had him for 9 months).

8/22/2007 9:36:56 AM

My bet horse is vey prone to serious injuries

8/22/2007 9:34:07 AM

We can mitigate many injuries with good fencing, turnout conditions, and management.

8/22/2007 9:31:00 AM

He gets lots of scratches and scrapes from the other horses, but thankfully nothing else.

8/22/2007 9:29:55 AM

Good farm maintenance goes a long way in keeping them safe.

8/22/2007 9:26:54 AM

hot, sound, healthy thoroughbred

8/22/2007 9:15:32 AM

Horses rubbing on the limbs of trees and causing sores. I use antibiotic ointment.

8/22/2007 9:03:22 AM

I have 4 horses all together, there are many more superficial injuries compared to when I only had 1

8/22/2007 8:43:39 AM

Our Stallion seems to always have some sort of abrasion.

8/22/2007 8:39:06 AM

pasture injuries for the most part vs performance caused injuries

8/22/2007 8:23:35 AM

I have 10 horses. One nearing 40 yrs, two in their middle twenties. and six others in their teens.

8/22/2007 8:08:07 AM

But when he does- it's serious!

8/22/2007 7:58:57 AM

Thank God he has an angel watching over him.

8/22/2007 7:43:07 AM

We are fortunate to have 8acres, post and rails, and work them every day

8/22/2007 5:01:07 AM

High strung thoroughbred it just with the territory of coarse!

8/22/2007 2:03:05 AM

Attempt to keep them in safe enviroment

8/22/2007 12:57:49 AM

4 horses; 2 hardly ever get injured, 1 often, but not seriously, 1 walking disaster!

8/22/2007 12:26:05 AM

Knock on wood, hope this doesn't create some.

8/22/2007 12:19:18 AM

scratches and lacerations to the face and limbs

8/21/2007 11:50:05 PM

even minor injuries are rare, and I Thank God for those little miracles

8/21/2007 11:32:08 PM

facial nerve trauma, paralyzed pharynx muscles, hole to facial sinus, 2 muscle abscesses, liver dise

8/21/2007 11:27:23 PM

laceration

8/21/2007 10:45:02 PM

No injuries to date; have had him 23 yrs!

8/21/2007 10:43:47 PM

ligament tears, cuts , bumps and muscle pulls

8/21/2007 10:31:17 PM

what to do when a horse hurts his back leg

8/21/2007 10:22:34 PM

little nicks, stepping on himself, etc.

8/21/2007 10:05:24 PM

cuts

8/21/2007 9:52:05 PM

cuts, scrapes - usually something I can deal with

8/21/2007 9:52:04 PM

Most injuries are pasturmate induced ie. bite and kick wounds

8/21/2007 9:35:40 PM

I feel strongly that the natural way my horses live contributes to their hardiness...out 24/7

8/21/2007 9:01:34 PM

knock on wood

8/21/2007 9:01:28 PM

my horse is a menace to himself...injuries we can't even figure out how he did or where...

8/21/2007 8:48:11 PM

Mostly abrasions on the legs

8/21/2007 8:33:29 PM

Mostly minor pasture fight injuries.

8/21/2007 8:23:19 PM

of course now that i've voted there probably be a horrible injury. knock on wood - hope not.

8/21/2007 8:14:26 PM

I've been lucky -- KNOCK ON WOOD!!!

8/21/2007 8:02:02 PM

scrapes and cuts

8/21/2007 7:58:32 PM

I have he village idiot !!! He is into EVERYTHING…nose in it, foot through it, stepping on it…p

8/21/2007 7:53:21 PM

Safe barn, considerate trainer= few injuries

8/21/2007 7:51:51 PM

Not often but don't want to jinx myself!

8/21/2007 7:34:29 PM

Natural horse care- mentally, emotionally & physically!!!!!

8/21/2007 7:32:52 PM

T10 horse; they always seem to get nicks/scrapes but only one has been injured seriously

8/21/2007 7:28:50 PM

abrasions, hoof bruises, scratches

8/21/2007 7:27:50 PM

Mostly nicks and cuts from his buddies in the pasture or playing and nicking a leg himself.

8/21/2007 7:23:10 PM

cuts and abrasions

8/21/2007 7:21:57 PM

bumps and scrapes

8/21/2007 6:44:30 PM

Bites and kicks from herd mates

8/21/2007 6:38:26 PM

Thank God.

8/21/2007 6:34:10 PM

Mostly superficial wounds

8/21/2007 6:11:13 PM

puts front hoof where it should not go

8/21/2007 6:07:50 PM

Lacerations or abrasions for the most part.

8/21/2007 5:57:36 PM

my Quarab has had 2 injuries in 20 years, my TB had them monthly.

8/21/2007 5:53:24 PM

Prevention is better than a huge vet bill

8/21/2007 5:52:26 PM

mostly minor scrapes and scratches

8/21/2007 5:40:26 PM

very lucky with our 2 horses

8/21/2007 5:39:51 PM

deep flexor tendonitis

8/21/2007 5:39:31 PM

My horses are around 20 yrs and I think that helps, more laid back.

8/21/2007 5:34:18 PM

Cuts both large and small ie. some requiring stitching and some not

8/21/2007 5:33:38 PM

He's young, green, and does goofy stuff, what else can I say...

8/21/2007 5:25:39 PM

now they are older(13 & 14) the accidents are less

8/21/2007 5:24:35 PM

My guys get the occasional bites and kicks. We always watch out for potential dangers.

8/21/2007 5:17:53 PM

I have 5 horses. One is always lame for one reason or another.

8/21/2007 4:51:23 PM

my horse needs a helmet and padded turnout!

8/21/2007 4:44:36 PM

The younger they are, the more frequent the injuries.

8/21/2007 4:42:52 PM

3 find new ways to injury all the time, the other 3 almost never are hurt

8/21/2007 4:40:25 PM

Everything from puncture wounds to a broken leg!

8/21/2007 4:34:39 PM

mainly cuts and scrapes hitting trees

8/21/2007 4:31:35 PM

scratched up from rumaging in woods

8/21/2007 4:30:39 PM

Loads of effort into making our place safe; gotta think like a horse!

8/21/2007 4:30:03 PM

1 horse is always sound but another suffers self inflicted injuries affecting soundness regularly

8/21/2007 4:29:03 PM

scrapes, kicks and gouges.

8/21/2007 4:28:05 PM

knock on wood!

8/21/2007 4:18:35 PM

Forty years of raising horses, two bad injuries, now getting rid of all metal T posts !!!

8/21/2007 4:17:47 PM

THEY WERE ALWAYS HURT WHEN I WAS BOARDING THEM. NOW THEY LIVE IN MY 5 ACRE BACK YARD.

8/21/2007 4:16:42 PM

Of course, now that I voted hardly ever, they'll both run through the fence tonight.

8/21/2007 4:14:50 PM

a few teeth bites but but never any blood

8/21/2007 4:11:35 PM

Both are; I chalk it up to being Arabians and being very high energy!

8/21/2007 4:06:42 PM

small abrasions - slight edema from kicking at another horse

8/21/2007 4:06:29 PM

Depends on the horse ~ I have one that's a klutz!

8/21/2007 4:05:25 PM

Puncture wounds from two trees in a 5 acre pasture. Scar tissue from "war wounds"

8/21/2007 4:03:31 PM

ususally only scrapes from playing with one another. Nothing major

8/21/2007 3:57:27 PM

but, when they do they do it good

8/21/2007 3:53:25 PM

bites & scratches

8/21/2007 3:45:49 PM