Remember also that Barbaro (2006) shattered a hind leg during a race, a lot of effort was made trying to save him for stud, and in the end he had to be put down due to complications.Not compound fractures of both front legs. The horse was in extreme pain and couldn't be moved without making it worse so they put her down.:sad:
at the risk of getting this moved to ??, i gotta point out that the horse that died was the one that Hillary Clinton said she was rooting for- it wound up in second place, crashed, and had to be put down..
the really funny part (not funny like "ha ha", just funny like "isn't that ironic" ) was that they were joking about that on Morning Joe on MSNBC on friday morning, and Joe Scarborough said something about what would happen if that horse crashed and needed to be put down, and how would that reflect on her campaign.
morphine???Not compound fractures of both front legs. The horse was in extreme pain and couldn't be moved without making it worse so they put her down.:sad:
Remember also that Barbaro (2006) shattered a hind leg during a race, a lot of effort was made trying to save him for stud, and in the end he had to be put down due to complications.
He sure did have a lot of complications.Jay, from what I remember is Barbaro kept running and I think that may have had something to do with not putting him down. Now, he was saved and went through operation after operation and then he finally got some serious horse disease and had to be put down.
I'm not a horse expert, but typically, when a horse breaks a leg it's very serious. I also don't think horses lay down in the normal course of life. They stand even while sleeping (I think that's right?). Unlike humans, dogs, cats, etc. that you can immobilize to a certain extent until the broken leg heals. Horses are very difficult to immobilize, plus there heavy weight makes it hard for a horse to keep it's weight off the broken leg. Barbado had one compound fracture leg, 8 Belles had compound fractures on both front legs. I doubt there would be any way for the horse to recover. Pretty sad to see . The race itself was a good one though.So if a horse breaks a leg they kill it right there on the track?:angry:
Horses cant heal broken bones?!?!?!
Well, it used to be boring to me as well, until I watched it more often and learned more about them. I'm from Louisville Kentucky and I thought it was time to learn about the GREATEST TWO MINUTES IN SPORTS.He sure did have a lot of complications.
Horse racing is so boring to me.:boring:
I was just suprised when the news mentioned they euthanized the horse right on the track.
I was wondering if it was a economic choice, but it seems to be a humane choice.