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   xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Nov 2 11:30 PM

November 3, 2008: Pegleg Horse

"They shoot horses, don't they?"
Not always. Meet Riley, the pegleg horse.



Quote:
A crippled horse has been given a false leg in a pioneering operation to stop her being put down after suffering an awful injury.
These amazing pictures show how technology has given the lame horse a new lease of life rather than face the prospect of being put down.
Now this mare Riley will spend the rest of her days in an animal sanctuary.
~snip~
To endure recovery and get accustomed to an artificial leg, a horse must have a calm temperament because post-op rehabilitation involves spending a good deal of time hoisted in a sling. If the horse is prone to anxiety, the stress incurred while in the sling could lead to colic.
The horse also needs to have a strong opposing leg - in Riley’s case, a strong right rear leg - because she would be bearing much of her weight on that leg until she adjusted to the prosthesis.
~snip~
Not long after the procedure, she was trotting, running and even playing, as well as easily bearing the weight of Dr Vlahos’s daughter, whose birthday wish was for Riley to be well enough to ride. Then last month Riley returned home to Best Friends.
Though stiff from the long ride, she now wanders her pasture grazing, trotting and flirting. Jen Reid said: ‘She’s eating great. She takes lots of naps. She likes to flirt over the fence with her male neighbor. ‘She’s doing everything a normal horse would.’
And Riley lived happily ever after... although there's a chef in France that's very disappointed.

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Aliantha  Sunday Nov 2 11:31 PM

What a beautiful pony.



Kasszia  Monday Nov 3 12:12 AM

You don't eat a horse that good all at once!



Griff  Monday Nov 3 06:11 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kasszia View Post
You don't eat a horse that good all at once!
Nicely played.


Sundae  Monday Nov 3 06:12 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
Not long after the procedure, she was trotting, running and even playing, as well as easily bearing the weight of Dr Vlahos’s daughter, whose birthday wish was for Riley to be well enough to ride.
It's all me, me, me with kids these days!


HungLikeJesus  Monday Nov 3 08:49 AM

Technology? It looks like a railroad spike and some duct tape.



Shawnee123  Monday Nov 3 09:15 AM

Should've rolled him out for Pirate day.

Arrrrrrrrrr



spudcon  Monday Nov 3 12:33 PM

I remember this one, from a past post. Maybe they can hook up, and have a neigh like a pirate party.



Gravdigr  Monday Nov 3 05:39 PM

I thought this would be different, but, neigh, it's not.


Is it just me, or does that remaining rear hoof look a little, I don't know, less hoofy than it should?



ZenGum  Monday Nov 3 07:28 PM

Clippety-thunk clippety-thunk clippety-thunk clippety-thunk....



Elspode  Monday Nov 3 10:32 PM

Why does this remind me of the old Red Ball Jets sneaker commercial where the kid and his shaggy dog are both wearing hightops?



sweetwater  Tuesday Nov 4 02:48 PM

"For want of a ...railroad spike?"



Cicero  Tuesday Nov 4 04:17 PM

They shoot horses don't they?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLpIDrPKfS0



Shawnee123  Tuesday Nov 4 04:27 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZenGum View Post
Clippety-thunk clippety-thunk clippety-thunk clippety-thunk....


clippety-thunk clippety-thunk clippety-thunk POW

An Amish peglegged horse drive by shooting.


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