Trailering mare and foal. Need help!

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  1. GONE ROPING

    GONE ROPING Senior Member+

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    I'm taking care of my friends horses while they are on vacation and the 3 month old colt injured himself badly last night. Our vet wants him at the clinic when it opens in the am. I have hauled my horses all over but no experience hauling this young of horses still on the mare. I'm going to use my bumper pull stock trailer since the step up is lowest option. It has a middle gate that divides it in half. Do I tie the mare in the front and leave the colt loose in the same partition(there would be room) or what do I do? Thanks.
     
  2. equinitis

    equinitis Senior Member

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    Tie the mare, leave the colt loose. Close the partition.
     
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    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Yep. Tie the mare and leave it loose. Sorry this happened!! :(
     
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    palogal Senior Member

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    Put mare and foal in the front, mare tied, foal loose and close the divider behind them.

    TBH it’s not something I would do. I would have the vet come out, period. Too much responsibility.
     
  5. GONE ROPING

    GONE ROPING Senior Member+

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    Sadly having a vet come out isn't an option in his case.

    Tomorrow doesn't look hopeful for the little guy. He will most likely be euthanized if it's what we think it is. Fingers crossed that it isn't and we can help him out. He is nicely bred and the best looking little stud colt his stallion has produced out of this years foal crop. I just HATE it when things like this happen on my watch.
     
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    palogal Senior Member

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    Oh crap. Well good luck then. Hope they can help him. What did he do?
     
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    Bakkir Senior Member

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    Jingles for the little guy and you. Never easy when it's a baby that is hurt. Hope the vet can save him. :loveflag:
     
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  8. GONE ROPING

    GONE ROPING Senior Member+

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    No clue! The vet thinks he fractured something or actually broke something around or in the pastern joint. The whole right front leg is bent in a bow like he is picking his foot up but can't straighten to put it back down. I feel terrible for the little guy. But I've done all I can for him for the moment. He is still bright eyed and getting into trouble though. Even though him and his mama are penned in a small pen till tomorrow.
     
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    palogal Senior Member

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    Oh my, that doesn't sound good.
     
  10. GONE ROPING

    GONE ROPING Senior Member+

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    No:cry: I really hope he will be ok but it really isn't likely
     

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