Barry decided to haul around to Port Acres and back just for a little spin. The trailer did the same little jerky movement going down West Port Arthur Road that it did the other day...I told Barry about it acting a little weird going around corners. We went down Jade Street and turned on 63rd and it was making a jerky jerky jerky movement and Barry said it felt like the horses were moving. We went around 2 more turns and stopped so we could check the horses and Biscuit was all upset and bleeding from his front right fetlock and his back right hocks. I took the ramp down and looked at it and his leg was bleeding enough it was pooling blood on the mats. I nearly had a cow. I got wipees and wiped his leg and calmed him down. He was sweating and upset but calmed down.
|Biscuit looks terrible in Red|
|Close up of his hock|
We stopped in front of a man's house and he came out and said he could hear the trailer before we turned on his street the first time. I think Biscuit was kicking then. Biscuit was soaking wet with sweat and his chest was quivering he was so upset.
I grabbed my phone and called Kellie and asked her if Randy could come get us with the 3 horse slant. I was upset myself and my voice was shaking. She said he'd come get us and gave him the phone and I gave him directions on how to get there.
I kept giving Biscuit and Sarge handfuls of grass to keep them calm. I was petting Biscuit and talking softly to him. He was calming down and his stopped trembling. Randy arrived and when he hauled by the trailer was rattling and Biscuit started kicking again and I got him to settle down quickly.
We opened the ramp and we were careful unloading Biscuit and Randy said to make sure I wasn't behind him! He came out slow and steady like he always does and I walked him over to the grass and let him graze. He was covered in sweat and Barry unloaded Sarge and walked him over to the grass too. Sarge was still unconcerned.
|Biscuit is full of sweat but calm now|
|Randy's Truck and Trailer with Sarge and Barry and a wet Biscuit|
Randy and Barry looked at the tires and the shocks and decided it was probably the breaks grabbing and not releasing as they should. I don't know as I am mechanically un-inclined!. Randy suggested maybe P & P could work on it and I said there was a place in Tomball that works on Brenderups.
|Randy checking out the Brenderup for Roadworthness|
|Biscuit cleaned up|
I got the shovel and broom and cleaned out Randy's trailer because Biscuit pooped in it. I thanked him profusely and promised Biscottie! I got the boy's dinner in pails and we walked them down to their paddock. Biscuit was happy munching his Safe Choice when we left.
|Biscuit glad to be home and eating his dinner|
|Sarge calm as he can be - he has a level head in a pinch!|
|Bloody Brenderup Side|
|Bloody wipees that I threw away at the Ranch.|
What a day - we went for a little ride and ended up cut up, beat up and traumatized. I was telling Randy how Biscuit calmed down instantly when I spoke to him and he said "he trusts you" and that is a good feeling that this horse does trust me totally when I know he has had rough treatment in the past. I think the Biscuit has found a forever home with me.....He is a total sweetheart. I took Betty out to see them yesterday and she thought my boys were beautiful..and they are. Worth every penny I spend on them...they are better than any therapy anyone could have!