If at first you don't succeed...
Posted 08 October 2011 - 05:17 PM
Last week hubby called me outside to check our yearling App gelding. It seems that Fin, curious boy that he is, had encountered a porcupine somewhere in the pasture and had gotten his nose a bit too close during his investigations. Hubby had pulled six quills out of Fin's right nostril and wanted me to check his work.
All seemed well, and we thought no more about the episode.
This morning Fin came up to be fed with his mom and grandma and Uncle Foxx, and he was sporting a bouquet of quills in the back of his right fetlock. I removed 57 quills from him. Thank heavens I had some sedative on hand, otherwise it would have meant a trip to the vet since I am sure Fin wouldn't have allowed quill removal while fully awake! Sure hope I got all the tips....and I sure hope there isn't a Round Three of Fin vs. The Quillpig!!
Has anyone else had a horse that tried to PAW a porcupine??
Proud of our family of working western athletes: Arabians, Half-arabs, National Foundation Quarter Horses.
Producers of all-natural grass-fed beef.
The Arabian and Half-arab Fam:
TS Paarden Mia chestnut purebred mare
HAA Marco Rojo chestnut Classical Spanish gelding
SA Firefoxx chestnut purebred gelding
OFW Carnation bay purebred mare
Skyy RPA amber champagne HA mare
Goldenseal MSL palomino HA gelding