Horse rips nose on halter rack

Horse rips nose on halter rack

Post by Albe » Sun, 16 May 2004 00:08:35


Another example of Murphy's Law ... my wife was approaching a gate to
our horses' pasture with several buckets of grain. My 7YO gelding
reached over the fence to get a bite of grain, and when he got his
bite and pulled his head back he hooked his nostril on a halter hook
(one of those with pivoting hooks that will fold nearly flat when
pushed sideways), pulled back and ripped his nose open from about six
inches up the nostril down to the upper lip, with a six inch flap of
skin*** in the breeze. Luckily I was home and made preparations
to get the horse to a vet while my wife called all those in the area
(Benson AZ) with no luck, ended up trailering west of Tucson (about 75
miles) to get him stitched up. It could have been worse, but it was
bad enough. So another thing to beware ... along with fence, fence
posts, rough welds, etc. etc.
 
 
 

Horse rips nose on halter rack

Post by Tralr » Sun, 16 May 2004 00:29:03

Quote:

>Another example of Murphy's Law ... my wife was approaching a gate to
>our horses' pasture with several buckets of grain. My 7YO gelding
>reached over the fence to get a bite of grain, and when he got his
>bite and pulled his head back he hooked his nostril on a halter hook
>(one of those with pivoting hooks that will fold nearly flat when
>pushed sideways), pulled back and ripped his nose open from about six
>inches up the nostril down to the upper lip, with a six inch flap of
>skin*** in the breeze. Luckily I was home and made preparations
>to get the horse to a vet while my wife called all those in the area
>(Benson AZ) with no luck, ended up trailering west of Tucson (about 75
>miles) to get him stitched up. It could have been worse, but it was
>bad enough. So another thing to beware ... along with fence, fence
>posts, rough welds, etc. etc.

Ohh odd enough!  If its there, a horse is bound to find it and rip something
off!  At least sounds like its in a spot that is easily stitched back together
for healing.
Bet he looks like a boxer now!
ouch!
Carrie N Miller

 
 
 

Horse rips nose on halter rack

Post by Bugglie » Tue, 18 May 2004 00:21:12

I actually received a phone call from my farm recently that they had the vet
come out because he ripped his nostril.

What they didn't tell me is that his right front was all hairless and scraped
up.  I assume that he probably just tripped and cut his nose on his fall
somewhere in the field.. There are a lot of trees and stumps and such.  

He cut his nostril in the front, cartilege area.. so he looks like he has 2
nostrils pretty much, well on one side.  

Do any of you think the nostril will ever heal itself?  I was told that you
can't stitch cartiledge together because it won't mend.  Anyone else come by
this at all?

Thanks!

 
 
 

Horse rips nose on halter rack

Post by Madeline Rockwel » Tue, 18 May 2004 02:55:23


Quote:

> He cut his nostril in the front, cartilege area.. so he looks like he has
2
> nostrils pretty much, well on one side.

Damn. I didn't realize that all my horses have been injured. They all have 2
nostrils...

madeline

 
 
 

Horse rips nose on halter rack

Post by law » Tue, 18 May 2004 03:16:04

Quote:



>>He cut his nostril in the front, cartilege area.. so he looks like he has

> 2

>>nostrils pretty much, well on one side.

> Damn. I didn't realize that all my horses have been injured. They all have 2
> nostrils...

> madeline

 >>nostrils pretty much, well on one side.

The informational part of the sentence being the "well on one side" -- I
"saw" the missing comma (as in "Well, on one side")
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