Monica shared the following story on my facebook page and while the story itself isn’t so cute, I thought the fact that this woman chose to save her 30 year old horse was.
Danny, an ex-show horse, somehow managed to lodge 9″ of wood in his forehead. No joke.
Danny underwent surgery at Rhinebeck Equine where they were able to successfully remove the foreign object. For the full article, click here. The fact that his owner felt so connected to her horse as to agree to and pay for such a major surgery on a 30 horse, well if that ain’t love I don’t know what is. Because I can honestly tell you I don’t know if I’d do the same for my horse. But, then again, who knows what kind of prognosis Danny was given before hand – for coming through the surgery and quality of life afterwards.
It completely boggles my mind as to how Danny managed to get a 9″ wooden stake in his forehead. It’s so bizarre it almost seems to unreal for Murphy’s (horse) Law (wherein, if a horse can hurt itself, it will).
We’re all thinking it, I’m just going to go ahead a say it: Vampire Horse. Clearly Buffy got a little confused and staked poor Danny in the head. One too many vampire kung-fu kicks to the noggin, methinks.
As I was writing this post, a thought occurred to me: is it cruel to put a 30 year old horse through such a (presumably) strenuous surgery? What do you think?