We had one of our mares foal at the end of June this year. Beautiful foal with great personality. We brought him in from the winter pasture to wean from his mother yesterday. We put him in one of our corrals with our bull calves (he has been around cattle since the day he was born). Sometime during the night he got out of the corral, and now this is beyond us how he got out! Its a 5 foot fence! Anyways he got out and we found him this morning across the road by the neighbors pasture tangled up in barbed wire. His leg was ripped right open to the bone. Tendons and muscle were just hanging from him. Poor little fella. We put a makeshift cast on him for right now and tomorrow we are taking him to the vet college to see if they can do anything for him. But we have faced the facts that he will be most likely put down. I feel so horrible! He is in the barn with his mother right now, he seems so happy right now, he's eating great, walking around. I just feel so bad, he was a horse that had such great potential! I think this is one of the hardest things to deal with in life!