My husband called me earlier to tell me the yearling colt on the farm he works at has managed to split it's head open. He found it out in the paddock stumbling and acting sluggish. The vet was called out and had to remove a bunch of bone fragments from his skull. They have no idea how it happened. The colt is in the paddock by himself and they couldn't find blood anywhere. Anyway, my husband is camping out at the barn tonight. He is very worried about the brain swelling, shock and seizures. Apperently the colt is unable to turn to the right at all and it takes him several attempts to turn to the left. The vet is going to take x-rays tomorrow to see if she got all the bone fragments out. Husband says the hole in his head is about 3 inches deep. He can't figure out how it happened since there was no dirt/mud in the wound and the colt is totally by himself. He's afraid someone came onto the farm and purposely hurt the colt, but it was still day light and husband was still there. Plus, the colt is in the paddock right next to the barn. Someone would have to have A LOT of balls to do that! I think he startled himself and either reared up in the run in shed, or flipped over and landed on something. It's possible that he got his head too close to the fence and one of the mares kicked him through the fence. They only have one row of fencing between the paddocks and it's that PVC stuff - real flexible! Anyway, if anyone is saying prayers to St. Francis or who ever, keep this colt in mind. Hopefully his youth will help him to recover.