A miniature horse named Shine was recently attacked by dogs and was considered unlikely to survive until veterinarians suggested creating a prosthetic limb using a 3D printer.
Shine’s hoof became infected after the dog attack and had to be amputated to keep Shine alive. After a 2-hour surgery, Shine had a completely new prosthetic limb and a second chance at life.
The prosthetic was created using radiograph scans of Shine’s hoof to create an exact replica.
Shine’s owners published this statement online:
Shine is a beautiful horse inside and out. On December 29, 2015 Shine was viciously attacked by a dog/dogs while standing in his paddock … Shine had punctures to his face, his bottom lip was torn, his front knee gashed open and his rear fetlock covered in blood … It was the worst thing I have ever seen in my life.
Shine healed up everywhere except his rear leg. It progressively got worse … Dr. Goodrich thought he would be a great candidate for amputation surgery and a prosthetic if he survived the surgery.
Although Shine was going to be a show horse, his owners have decided that they’d like to use Shine as an inspiring example, taking him to visited wounded soldiers and kids with disabilities.
‘If Shine can survive a life changing traumatic experience we want to encourage others to hold on and never give up either,’ they said.
Build a Stable Barn
Looking to build a stable barn for your horses?
We’ve collected everything you need to know: price, permits & styles.
How much does a stable barn cost to build?
The average cost to build a stable barn is $47,803.
They can range in cost from $17,000 – $200,000, depending on size and complexity. For an exact quote within 24 hours, click here.
Do I have to contact my local council?
There are usually council permits involved when building stables or other equestrian facilities. The requirements are simple if the building is private use, and slightly more complex if you intend to operate a business from them.
Your builder may handle permits internally, allowing you to avoid the processes and difficulties. This is the case with Central Steel Build – all permits and regulations are handled on behalf of the client.
What kind of stable barn should I build?
There are a variety of different style & designs you can choose for your stable barn.
Popular options are the American and the Australian style barns (read more about the difference here)
You can also take a look at a brochure of different styles to get a sense for what’s available.
Alternatively, take a look at some of the photos below for ideas. A good builder will be able to work with your vision to build exactly what you want.
Fitting A Horse Arena Into An Existing Garden
We pride ourselves in making sturdy, reliable structures that will match all of your needs and your expectations. We often build structures in areas that are already very beautiful spaces and part of what we do it working out the best way to make our structure fit in.
We visited a client recently to check up on their riding arena. The beautiful plants and greenery were already there when we installed this project. We planned around them and tried to install the building in a way that made use of them.
It came out fantastically, and the building and plants look like they had always been planned together. It’s always a pleasure to see a building look as great as this.