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Jul 08

Posts: 473

future_vet says:

can horses legs fall off?

okay so yes I have been riding for like...all my life, yes i have horses... but now, someone has told me something, and call me blonde and naive, but its really muddled me..


because my friend, who is non horsey..told me that if you hit a horse hard enough on its leg, the leg can actually fall off... now i was like nooo thats not true, but she asked somebody who was horsey and the agreed with now I am confused and need SERIOUS answers..

~Don't follow your dreams, catch them~

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Apr 10

Posts: 243

starsnrunes says:

Re: can horses legs fall off?

I think they're pullin your leg, And if it is true we're talking getting hit by a car at serious speed' kinda force. 

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Nov 09

Posts: 922

Bluesnow05 says:

Re: can horses legs fall off?

Haaaa, I just nearly fell off my chair - does that count!   I've never spotted a random leg lying around the field, or a 3 legged horse for that matter. EVER! xx

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Sep 09

Posts: 371

Shazzam says:

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Oct 08

Posts: 2370

*duskyteddy* says:

Re: can horses legs fall off?

 well, stranger things have happened!! 

Our lives begin to end; the day we become silent about the things that matter.

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Jan 09

Posts: 2205

equi says:

Re: can horses legs fall off?

 I will swear i saw a three legged horse once!!! But then again i also have seen an 8 legged horse with one head at its bum and the other in the normal place. I might have been a child with the second one.

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Endurance Arabians


Jun 08

Posts: 2071

Re: can horses legs fall off?

Think they are having you on.


We had a horse in the Kings troop which went though a manwhole cover and had to have half its hind leg taken off to get him out (from hock down).

And the horse that got hit by the car outside my yard last summer front leg went though the window screen was hanging off (he bleed out).

Think they are having you on mate.

Boyfriends come and go but my Arabs are for life

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Nov 08

Posts: 1327

*chip* says:

Re: can horses legs fall off?

lol at the O.P, think they might be having you on...although i have heard you shouldnt hit them on the shoulder as the bones are more fragile there...and endurance arabs, thats glad ive already eaten my breacky =/ poor horses.

ride a gypsy vanner... it'll make your butt look smaller

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Feb 05

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beckaroo says:

Re: can horses legs fall off?

 This - I very much doubt. Unless what you hit it with was a car! I think your pal is having a laugh.

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