Sunday, November 30, 2014

Well *That's* A New One

I've owned a few horses who seemed to be built of iron and impervious to the normal self-destructo-nature that others seem born with, but I've also had my fair share of dingbats who manage to find anything and everything that can possible hurt them/make them sick/give them hives...

My first "real horse" (not a pony) was one of the latter. He could injure himself on a pinecone and was prone to colic if one stray weed made its way into his hay.

He was truly a special snowflake.

Anyway, I would hardly claim to have seen it all when it comes to horses injuring themselves (thank god). But Gus, bless him, is committed to furthering my education.

Some of you have asked how the old man is, and in general he's great. He's still in his therapeutic riding program and I get regular updates about how much everyone loves him, so that's also great.

But today, this is how he is:



That, my bloggy friends is a nail. In his nose.

But you will notice that he did not traditionally poke himself on a stray nail.

No, no. Far more impressive than that - he somehow dug the head of a nail into his face then pulled the nail out of wherever it was happily living being a nail theoretically nailing someone together.

A nail. Somehow sticking out of his face instead of in.

Points for creativity my dear man.


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23 comments:

  1. Ouch!! But you really do have to give him credit for being unique. Would love to know how he pulled that one off.

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  2. Oh wow. Not even my disaster-prone monster has done that! Of course, now I need to go walk on all the wood in the house.

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  3. OMG!!! That looks awful! Poor Gus!! I'm assuming he's okay?? I hope...

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  4. Oh no!!!! Feel better Gus! Hope he's ok :)

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  5. Oh wow! That is special. My first guess would have been he ate it, it went through his upper pallet and worked it's way out that way. No trauma inside his mouth? Oh, horses!

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  6. That really is a special one! Hope he's all healed up soon :)

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  7. I've seen quite a few creative injuries but never that one... ieeeeeeeee... hope he gets better soon!

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  8. Serious talent!! That's definitely a new one.

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  9. That's definitely something I haven't seen before! Hope he's alright, poor guy.

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  10. Wow, Gus' uhhh... talents... know no bounds.

    Poor dude, though, I hope he's ok!

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  11. Oh Gus!
    Hope he makes a full & speedy recovery

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  12. yikes, poor guy! maybe he just wanted to be a unicorn???

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  13. Oh my! That is definitely a new one. He's a talented one indeed. Seriously though, HOW does that even happen?

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  14. I'm sorry, I had to laugh a little at your commentary.
    In all seriousness:
    HOW?!

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  15. WHAT in the hell? Almost funny...poor lad!

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  16. Ouch! Hoping for a fast recovery

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  17. Ouch! Creative, sure, but not in a good way!

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