Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Maximum Houdinii

More drama from The Horse Files....

I pulled off Max's wraps as direct by the vet yesterday and was pleasantly surprised to see a dry and healing wound. This looks excellent. Trust me on this one. I have seen these knee wounds before and this slice looks about as good as it can get. The knee is still swollen but will calm down in a few more days.


Mr. Escape Artist even got loose yesterday for a little roll in the sand arena and frolicking outside his stall and no extra damages were accrued. I will take small blessings where they are given.

I think tomorrow he can have paddock privileges, if he is good... Just kidding. He can't help himself but be naughty half the time.

So about Max letting himself out of his stall.

Here you go. This is how it is done. Not so tough when you mouth works like hands.

24 Comments for OSL:

Heather said...

his wound is looking very good indeed, especially for being on a joint like it is. he's a very clever horse, what other tricks can he do?

MsSnarkyPants said...

That naughty boy! I'm so glad he's healing so well!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Good heavens! He is smart! And VERY naughty! Too smart fer his own good, that horse!

the ungourmet said...

I loved it in slow mo! :D

Ratty said...

I had a dog that was able to escape like that. One time she escaped the back door of the house, and came back pregnant. Just feel lucky you have an innocent horse.

Yaya said...

Wow. Smart horse!

Debbie said...

I am so glad it is healing up so well!

Pricilla said...

What a clever horse. He knows what he wants and he goes for it!

Grand Pooba said...

Okay so his knee if healing well, that's great and all but what about the boogies? Has he blowed his nose yet?

Kritter Keeper said...

what a bad but lovable pony! glad his wound is healing nicely.

Suzi said...

SLO MO is the BEST!

The Old Gray Egg said...

I don't think I've ever seen a gate latch like that one. Too easy.

Have you ever gone to the zoo and noticed the lips on a rhinoceros? I've always wanted to name one of our horses "Old Rhino Lips". So far I've been vetoed. I think Max would make a good candidate. If interested, I'll transfer naming rights.

Grand Pooba said...

Hahahahaha! Smarty pants!

Jen Sue Wild said...

Oh my.. Ok you have your hand full with him..

The Mind of a Mom said...

that is a riot!! I am now even a stronger believer that animals are so much smarter then we give them credit for! :o)

blueviolet said...

What a naughty little stinkerpants he is! I'm so glad that he's healing well.

DayPhoto said...

What an amazingly smart horse! I'm glad the knee is healing.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Sara said...

The slow mo was the best! He's got some super agile lips. Glad the knee is healing up. Doesn't look bad at all. I was getting a little queasy before I scrolled to the pic. But after the maggot incident with the rabbit, you'll forgive my brief girl squirm.

glutenfree4goofs said...

Tricky little (big) cuss! That's funny :) I'm not blessed with a barn yet, my houdini only has to challenge hot wire, her barn is a tree.
Hey are those your poppy's at left? And your sunflower-right? The dog gone dear ate my sunflowers to nubbins and I got retarded morphed little flowers this year. SOO sad!

I'm glad I found you and enjoy getting to know you and your clan. Animals and all.

Me...1 hubby, 4 kids, 1 draft, 2horses, 1 dog, 1 hound (a class of her own), 5 cats, 6 chickens, 2 pigs for now :)

Vixen said...

My heavens, I think that horse is quite clever. To smart for his own good obviously.

Mammatalk said...

Ouch! Poor, sweet thing. Glad he is on the mend.

Mountain Woman said...

The wound does look good and I'm glad to see he's back to his naughty self. What a smart boy he is.

Life Ramblings said...

Poor horsey! i'm glad his wound is healing well. happy weekend.

jane augenstein said...

Knee does look really good! Oh, what a stinker to open his own stall door!
Smart horse, Pokey tries things like that....he's a smart ASS!!!
~Jane