Horse injury cancels Queen's 41-gun salute

#2
Ouch! Hope he's ok :( that looked nasty!
 
#5
Shame. Exposed bone, knee bent unnaturally backwards. Fear that this horse probably received a small lead injection. Owned horses, love them, it saddens me to see one like this but that is a very nasty wound for a horse.
 
#6
Horse has been destroyed by injection at the scene.
 
#7
Call me an old-fashioned bastard, but can we remove this thread? Nothing to be gained from viewing a horse sustain a fatal injury.
 
#8
Call me an old-fashioned bastard, but can we remove this thread? Nothing to be gained from viewing a horse sustain a fatal injury.
Fair one.

I think I met a rider of Murphy years ago. He named his dog after him but kept the dog at his mums house. He must be proper cut up. As are the King's Troop no doubt.

You don' t need to see this sort of thing.
 
#9
Fair one.

I think I met a rider of Murphy years ago. He named his dog after him but kept the dog at his mums house. He must be proper cut up. As are the King's Troop no doubt.

You don' t need to see this sort of thing.
Certainly didn't make my day any brighter :(
 
#10
Any suspiciously cheap, but good, steak restaurants round them parts?
 
#12
The donkey will be tinned up and sold as dog food by tomorrow.
Not with a load of sodium pentobarbital swilling around inside him he won't. Bloody miserable to see but no more than a tragic accident and the rather unnecessary, intrusive, Daily Wail photography won't help; standby for a bunny huggers' bleat about banning horses in the KT.
 
#13
I'm not a great one for RIP poetry, but this seems rather appropriate here:



"Snarleyow"

Kipling


This 'appened in a battle to a batt'ry of the corps
Which is first among the women an' amazin' first in war;
An' what the bloomin' battle was I don't remember now,
But Two's off-lead 'e answered to the name o' Snarleyow.
Down in the Infantry, nobody cares;
Down in the Cavalry, Colonel 'e swears;
But down in the lead with the wheel at the flog
Turns the bold Bombardier to a little whipped dog!

They was movin' into action, they was needed very sore,
To learn a little schoolin' to a native army corps,
They 'ad nipped against an uphill, they was tuckin' down the brow,
When a tricky, trundlin' roundshot give the knock to Snarleyow.

They cut 'im loose an' left 'im -- 'e was almost tore in two --
But he tried to follow after as a well-trained 'orse should do;
'E went an' fouled the limber, an' the Driver's Brother squeals:
"Pull up, pull up for Snarleyow -- 'is head's between 'is 'eels!"

The Driver 'umped 'is shoulder, for the wheels was goin' round,
An' there ain't no "Stop, conductor!" when a batt'ry's changin' ground;
Sez 'e: "I broke the beggar in, an' very sad I feels,
But I couldn't pull up, not for you -- your 'ead between your 'eels!"

'E 'adn't 'ardly spoke the word, before a droppin' shell
A little right the batt'ry an' between the sections fell;
An' when the smoke 'ad cleared away, before the limber wheels,
There lay the Driver's Brother with 'is 'ead between 'is 'eels.

Then sez the Driver's Brother, an' 'is words was very plain,
"For Gawd's own sake get over me, an' put me out o' pain."
They saw 'is wounds was mortial, an' they judged that it was best,
So they took an' drove the limber straight across 'is back an' chest.

The Driver 'e give nothin' 'cept a little coughin' grunt,
But 'e swung 'is 'orses 'andsome when it came to "Action Front!"
An' if one wheel was juicy, you may lay your Monday head
'Twas juicier for the niggers when the case begun to spread.

The moril of this story, it is plainly to be seen:
You 'avn't got no families when servin' of the Queen --
You 'avn't got no brothers, fathers, sisters, wives, or sons --
If you want to win your battles take an' work your bloomin' guns!
Down in the Infantry, nobody cares;
Down in the Cavalry, Colonel 'e swears;
But down in the lead with the wheel at the flog
Turns the bold Bombardier to a little whipped dog!
 
#14
Not with a load of sodium pentobarbital swilling around inside him he won't. Bloody miserable to see but no more than a tragic accident and the rather unnecessary, intrusive, Daily Wail photography won't help; standby for a bunny huggers' bleat about banning horses in the KT.
Maybe quad bikes are the way ahead?
 
#15
Did somebody say "Quad"?

 
#16
The donkey will be tinned up and sold as dog food by tomorrow.
It's a f&*^ing outrage, why can't the govt allow us to eat horse meat? Sometime in life I think the dogs have it best, eat horse meat, pick any random feamle and rampage her leg and she'll look down, laugh and smile at you!B I didn't get that response that time I tried it!

Also, (On a serious note) from what I remember they ALWAYS put horses if they have any knid of injuries like broken leg/s, becuase their not able to rest the leg.
 
#17
Very sad news. Having worked with animals in the Army their welfare is usually (rightly) put before the soldiers - they didn't choose their careers. As has been said broken legs and horse's usually only end up with one outcome.

Not a pleasant duty to carry out for the Vet or those around him. Condolances to all at Kings Troop and at DAC Melton.
 
#18
Aye, sad and hideous to see. Actually veterinary science has made remarkable progress with equines and their quite frankly fragile limbs, with many fractures now being successfully treated but in this case it was a) complex, as stated, and b) the resulting weakness would have meant Murphy could not have returned to his role.

I've no doubt all involved are pretty miserable right now, donkeys get under your skin just as much as any hound or moggy... plus it's not quite so easy to bury them under the rosebush when they cark it.
 

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#19
Thread appears to be attracting a lot of attention. If it was in the Naafi, fair go but it isn't so save the 'funnies' until it is.
 
#20
Thread appears to be attracting a lot of attention. If it was in the Naafi, fair go but it isn't so save the 'funnies' until it is.
Fancy stowing it for a while?

Most of the comments that I can see come from either Gunners or Knightsbridge.

Unless you've been deleting like crazy, would you mind leaving us to our own devices?

Sad yes, but you crack on with things- that's the whole point of Snarleyow.

I have to admit to being fairly unimpressed that the salute wasn't fired.
 

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