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Man, today was scary! So, "my" dog (technically my ex-boyfriends dog, but we raised him/adopted ...
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    Man, today was scary!


    So, "my" dog (technically my ex-boyfriends dog, but we raised him/adopted him together) LOVES the barn, like any dog does, and was having an absolute blast. He's very well-behaved and will walk directly beside us unless we tell him to "go play". Well, today I decided to turn Sammy out in the indoor ring, as the outdoor was muddy and he was too muddy himself to ride. George was having so much fun just romping around in the ring and Sammy was having his own fun trotting around. Well, suddenly George makes a run for it and just sprints under Sammy's legs before any of us had a chance to even call him back.


    His back hoof hit his head pretty good. Poor Sam stopped dead in his tracks. He only yelped once, so we figured he must not have hit him too hard, but as we're running towards him, we see blood covering his snout. My heart dropped. We scooped him up and just started running for the car. He was snorting and blood was going EVERYWHERE. I forgot about my horse in the ring until the last second... LOL... I didn't even put a lead rope on him, I just trotted my poor confused horse back to his stall and I'm just hoping I closed the stall door...


    So, we rushed him to the vet... but we weren't near any vets offices. But, on the way, we ended up finding one. It was closed. We started banging on the doors and a nurse came out and acted like we were holding a dying pup (he wasn't THAT bad.. just bloody)... she called up the nearest emergency vet (like, 20 mins away) and we rushed him there.


    Thank GOD he was okay. He was such a good sport through all of it... wagging his tail and licking the nurses that were taking care of him. They said in the back, he tried going after a cat LOL... they said he was acting like he had NO idea he was kicked. They took x-rays and ran some blood tests... everything came back fine and they gave him some fluid and an anti-inflammatory. I just LOST it when they took in in the back, fearing for the worst. I love that dog to death... he's like my child. He's still bleeding and making sad little snorty noises, but he handled it like a champ. I still feel just awful and do blame myself but accidents happen. I'm just so glad he's okay.

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    Sorry your dog got hurt. You should never let your dog run with horses. It's too dangerous, as you found out. So many people believe the dog will watch out for themselves but they only have the mind of 2yo children and they clearly can't watch out for themselves. Hope your dog recovers fully.



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    ^ We know. He tried running towards him and we called him back the first time no problem... he was sticking by us the whole time. We literally don't know how it happened so fast... it's such a blur.

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    well good news is that he wont do it again. glad hes ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmjarabians View Post
    well good news is that he wont do it again. glad hes ok.
    Not true. My dog has been kicked and still tries to herd the horses if left to her own devices.

    I am glad he is okay!
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    ^ Yeah, I wouldn't put it past him... he's a Border Collie... he chases everything that moves! Not only is he going back to being on the leash, but he's probably never going to the barn again... it scared the poop out of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saelym View Post
    Not true. My dog has been kicked and still tries to herd the horses if left to her own devices.

    I am glad he is okay!
    interesting. which is why i cant own that type of dog. i don't like dogs around horses period. they don't belong. i have labs, they both have been kicked and haven't been that close since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmjarabians View Post
    interesting. which is why i cant own that type of dog. i don't like dogs around horses period. they don't belong. i have labs, they both have been kicked and haven't been that close since.
    I didn't even say what kind of dog I own.

    But my parents had a Labrador who was kicked multiple times and still never learned. So it is just the individual dog, not the breed.

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    Why obedience training is important. If you are going to have dogs and horses then someone has to learn how to "down", "back", "git out" or whatever instantly. I don't mind well mannered dogs around horses but if one is not obedient it is likely it will get kicked sooner or later. It's not just about being around horses....if on the far side of a road for instance and coming toward you all happy face and flying and there's a car coming...."down/stay" will save their life.

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    ^ He's very, very well-trained. It was our fault. We let him get away without calling him back. Honestly, it was just such a shock to us. Sammy would never kick at a dog (he's used to them running all around him because some irresponsible owners just let their dogs wonder around the property) and the LAST thing I was thinking was that this dog would sprint strait under such a huge animals legs like he did. He loves chasing us on dirt bikes... which are also dangerous... but he's always followed at a safe distance. He also loves running beside us on bikes and four-wheelers... really figured he'd stay at a safe distance, but like I said, it all happened so fast neither of us could yell out to him to come.

    We looked at his x-rays and everything seemed fine. The vet said there weren't any fractures. She did say, though, that one of his teeth may have been bruised to the point of it falling out.

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