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Re: horse towed behind the trailer

The guy probably just meant to lead the mare home slowly behind his trailer.
Ive done it with horses behind the pick-up truck.  When she sat back and
decided not to go is when she got hurt.  Of course the guy should have
stopped but my guess is he figured she would stop pulling and come along.
Just a dumb move all the way around.  I dont fault the vet either.  The
prognosis was probably just exactly as he pronounced it.       I met a
really cute paint horse at a show about a year ago.  He had a horrid looking
scar on his hip.  I asked the girl riding him what had happened.   The
people that used to own him had him tied to the trailer at a show.  Come
time to leave, she thought he had loaded the colt and he thought she had
loaded the colt.   They realized their mistake when a frantic driver waved
them over.  The poor baby had a huge portion of hide drug off his hip.  This
ended his halter career and he became a gelding.   Now that was truely

-----Original Message-----
From: owens <>
To: C.M.Newell <>
Cc: <>
Date: Monday, November 01, 1999 1:36 PM
Subject: RC: Re: Re: Re: Re: Uh-Oh! The LD thing again

>Seems to me that if it was as the article described, the horse would
>have a broken neck at the very least...
>> At 11:39 AM 11/1/99 -0800, you wrote:
>> >Accepting the fact that we don't know the whole story--but, JUST FOR THE
>> >SAKE OF ACADEMIC INTEREST, assuming the story is true as described,
>> >the vet be censured by the Board of Veterinary Surgeons?
>> >Dyane
>> >N. Ca
>>         I'd like to see an actual medical report, vs. the horrified
>> account transcribed by a reporter.  Just the tone of the piece makes me a
>> tad suspicious. Nevermind that a horse being dragged behind a trailer
>> end up as so much raw meat, not with just messed up or sore feet. I can
>> believe the mare set back and dug in initially,  I don't condone the
>> actions of the owner, and he sounds like a gold plated SOB, but I catch
>> more than a whiff of lynch mob in the reportage.
>>         Remember how many different versions of the horse/bystander
accident we
>> got just recently--and that was with a lot of eyewitnesses...
>>         Complaints regarding incompetence or malpractice are made to the
board of
>> registration in a given state, but must usually be made by someone with
>> standing in the case--e.q., the owner of the horse. A concerned bystander
>> doesn't really fit the bill.
>>                                 --CMNewell, DVM
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>I'm not tense;  just very, very, alert.
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