So, I promised that when I finally got around to using my brand new wiresaw on my Buck's mega scur I would post pics. Well I procrastinated and didn't actually do it until a couple of weeks ago then I procrastinated and only now got the pics onto the computer.
Here are the pics... though things did not turn out exactly as I had planned.
Here are a few before pictures. Unfortunately, over winter he managed to catch his beautiful forelock in the fence and progressively pull it out. It was long enough that it came down over the end of his nose. Ah well, maybe he'll regrow it this summer!
You can see here that the scur is threatening to dig into poor Mr. Kidd's skull.
So... we wrapped the wire saw around the scur, I could feel where the end of the living part was because not only was the spot warm but with those lovely white horns it was pretty easy to see. But I just wanted to take off about half an inch right now and then do it again in another month to slowly decrease the length and never again get to the point where it was actually touching his head/neck.
However, as we were about to take a pic of the wiresaw in the horn Mr. Kidd gave a great yank and:
~sigh~ This happened.
Here he is enjoying his treat. I kept the area blue koted to help it dry off and made sure he was fly sprayed every day until the area looked sealed up again.
Here are some pics of what came off his head. For some reason the camera focused on the ground behind instead of the horn piece.
You can see the hollow where the horn stem was seated.
And here you can see just how far we got with the wire saw before Mr. Kidd decided to take things into his own hooves.
He took the whole incident in stride and went right back to eating outside the fence... instead of cleaning up my weeds actually _in_ the yard.
And a bonus picture of my middle son mimicking my husband at work. :P
Hopefully this is helpful to someone. If nothing else it taught me not to worry. He hardly seemed to care when the whole thing popped off and didn't hold it against me whatsoever after the fact.