Thanks guys, we had quite the scare yesterday.
I put him in the holding pen outside when I work with the horses, because he is so clumsy and young. I was out opening the pasture gate with the two horses behind me, when all of a sudden I heard Vader (we changed his name) screaming! I whirled around only to discover him under Trav's hoof! Trav startled, and stepped away and stepped on Vader's belly and vader quit squealing.
I moved Trav quickly off the puppy picked Vader up and rushed to the vet. They x-rayed his hips, back leg and stomach and found no visible signs of trauma. No hairline fracture, no rupture. All the way to the vet Vader had his front paws wrapped around my arm and wouldn't let go.
The vet said we were damn lucky and that two things played in our favor, the soft ground and the fact that my horses go barefoot. Vader seems fine today, we have been watching him like a hawk and we found out that he moved the fence with his teeth until he bent it enough to get out, then ran running out to see his "mom." I feel so guilty about him getting hurt, and we have since staked down the fencing all the way around to prevent future incidences like this from happening. I was so scared for him- and I am monitoring him closely to see if he is really okay- He could use your good thoughts-
After yesterday and his courage we decided Vader is a better name for this fiesty puppy-
Here he is meeting Prowler up close and purrsonal-