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We pulled a chain out of a horse's face the other day.  

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LiquidFluoride
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she surprisingly healed up fine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FD7cIH4JAMA&t=37s

There was a [URL="http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/abinazir/2011/06/15/what-are-chances-you-would-be-born/"]1: 400,000,000,000,000[/URL] chance of you being born: what have you done with your miraculous life today?

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Posted : July 2, 2017 9:25 pm
Alana33
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Simply heartbreaking.
Glad she healed up.
Kudos and Thanks to Cruzan Cowgirls.

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Posted : July 3, 2017 10:17 am
speee1dy
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jeez oh flip

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Posted : July 3, 2017 11:01 am
Alana33
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LF, did y'all end up with the horse?
What about the foal?
Can you extrapolate on the story?
I'm curious as to how the horse came to the attention of Cruzan Cowgirls, where it ended up.
Hopefully, all the kids in video learned something.
Thanks.

BTW - ya still got the Mongoose?

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Posted : July 3, 2017 9:21 pm
LiquidFluoride
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LF, did y'all end up with the horse?
What about the foal?
Can you extrapolate on the story?
I'm curious as to how the horse came to the attention of Cruzan Cowgirls, where it ended up.
Hopefully, all the kids in video learned something.
Thanks.

BTW - ya still got the Mongoose?

The horse had been tied with a chain when it broke free dragging a length of rope which eventually tightened the chain across her face, jerking tighter every time she stepped on the rope (I can't imagine how that felt, not good...).

The boys that own her had trouble catching her and eventually called us, most of them ,know we help out, these boys were from williams delight, an area we are in quite often.

I'll make a follow up video soon, her recovery is nothing short of amazing, you can't even tell her eye was injured, you can see a bit of scarring across the front, but that's it. Both her and the foal are doing very well last we saw them.

We get a lot of calls out west for issues like this, I've decided to start shooting video of it because some times they are pretty interesting stories. These bush horses are some special adapted breed (unfortunately often adapted to very harsh living conditions), they heal amazingly fast and have insane endurance.

There was a [URL="http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/abinazir/2011/06/15/what-are-chances-you-would-be-born/"]1: 400,000,000,000,000[/URL] chance of you being born: what have you done with your miraculous life today?

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Posted : July 4, 2017 2:54 am
LiquidFluoride
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BTW - ya still got the Mongoose?

Bhanzhu died 🙁

He was too damn agile and ninja like, we had a file cabinet that looked like it was pushed all the way into a corner, but it was just enough gapped away that it left a little triangle of space that he fell into and died. we searched and searched but never found him, till we did... we've missed him ever since.

We put the word out that if anyone found some babies that needed bottle feeding we would love another,, but didn't hear anything for a long time.

Now we have 3 mongooses that we've been hand raising, we just recently got them and they are hitting their playful stage (finally not hand fed, eating on their own etc) so I'm sure I'll have some cute stuff soon,they are already so hilarious.

There was a [URL="http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/abinazir/2011/06/15/what-are-chances-you-would-be-born/"]1: 400,000,000,000,000[/URL] chance of you being born: what have you done with your miraculous life today?

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Posted : July 4, 2017 3:00 am
Alana33
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Thank you for sharing.
I think it's important for all of us to see, learn and share compassion.
So sorry to hear about Bhanzhu.
It's hard to lose any loved animal or see any animals mistreated and abused.
Thanks for sharing and all that you do.

Mongoose aren't as prevalent as they used to be when I was growing up.
A virus wiped out the major population.
There's still a bounty on them on here in VI. 25¢, I believe.

Unfortunately, they can threaten wild bird populations.

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Posted : July 4, 2017 4:05 am
LiquidFluoride
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Mongoose aren't as prevalent as they used to be when I was growing up.
A virus wiped out the major population.
There's still a bounty on them on here in VI. 25¢, I believe.

Unfortunately, they can threaten wild bird populations.

Oh yes, pound for pound it's hard to beat them as hunters, they are certainly not a welcome addition to this island... but I'm actually neutering mine, so helping in some (very) minor way to curb the population.

For us, they are like nature's prozac, they are infectiously playful and seem happy almost all the time; plus they are a super social creature so they'd rather hang out with us than just about anything else (except eating, that's serious business).

There was a [URL="http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/abinazir/2011/06/15/what-are-chances-you-would-be-born/"]1: 400,000,000,000,000[/URL] chance of you being born: what have you done with your miraculous life today?

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Posted : July 4, 2017 2:52 pm
speee1dy
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okay, i tried to watch the video. a bit too much for me. i am so sorry this poor baby had to go through that

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Posted : July 5, 2017 11:03 am
LiquidFluoride
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okay, i tried to watch the video. a bit too much for me. i am so sorry this poor baby had to go through that

Wait till you see what she looks like now; it's amazing.

And she still put her ears back and tried to bite us, so apparently no worse for the wear... haha

There was a [URL="http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/abinazir/2011/06/15/what-are-chances-you-would-be-born/"]1: 400,000,000,000,000[/URL] chance of you being born: what have you done with your miraculous life today?

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Posted : July 5, 2017 11:50 am
speee1dy
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thank goodness the baby is resilient

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Posted : July 5, 2017 2:02 pm
Gumbo
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It's good to hear it healed up so nicely. It looked pretty scary on the video.

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Posted : July 5, 2017 9:01 pm
LiquidFluoride
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I'll make a video about it eventually, but here's a picture to show what I'm talking about...

It's pretty amazing:

There was a [URL="http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/abinazir/2011/06/15/what-are-chances-you-would-be-born/"]1: 400,000,000,000,000[/URL] chance of you being born: what have you done with your miraculous life today?

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Posted : July 6, 2017 7:41 pm
Alana33
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Wowow!
Lucky horse y'all came along to help.
She could've easily been blinded and has considerable bacterial infections.
Thanks for sharing and all that you do.

How's the little one, Dragon, doing?
I love Jennifer's posts.

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Posted : July 6, 2017 10:35 pm
LiquidFluoride
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How's the little one, Dragon, doing?
I love Jennifer's posts.

another miraculous recovery...

I never thought I'd see the intestines of a horse; then a short time later barely a scar... these horses are so amazingly resilient.

I hope to make a short video about dragon soon as well.

There was a [URL="http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/abinazir/2011/06/15/what-are-chances-you-would-be-born/"]1: 400,000,000,000,000[/URL] chance of you being born: what have you done with your miraculous life today?

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Posted : July 7, 2017 12:32 am
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