Friday, September 28, 2012

September 28, 202

Veneta has been busily trying to catch up on her chores around the sanctuary after her bout with 2 1/2 weeks worth of shingles on the back of the head.  Things are slowly getting to look normal again.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

September 12, 2012

This morning when Veneta went out to feed the horses, they had all in the quarter acre pasture.  She thinks Thunder had managed to open the gate by pushing against it and the little ones all decided to have a field day.  She was going to do her normal routine to bring the horses in, but then she had noticed the neighbors horses were also out and so she thought better of it since she didn't feel it would be a good thing for the neighbors horses to be running through and destroying a 5 acres commercial vegetable garden.  So she went to plan B to bring the horses in which she doesn't like to do because it rewards the horses for doing the wrong thing.

All the horses (including the neighbor"s horses) were quickly brought back onto the ranch and secured in once again.  The little horses thought they would get a lot more grain.  Instead, they got their normal ration of hay.

Once all the horses were fed, Veneta did her regular routine and then went out and picked up some psyllium for the horses. 

The rest of the day went as usual.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Lalique today

Lalique came to us because she was an antisocial little horse.  When she first arrived, she did not want anything to do with anyone.  She did not want to be touched. 
     She has came along way since then.  She now doesn't mind being petted though sometimes she gets into a mood and doesn't want any touches for the evening.  Her latest little game is; she will go up to one of the other horses for no reason at all and pull out some of their hair.   If she continues to do this, we will have to devise a plan to break her of the hair pulling before it becomes a habit.
     Yesterday, we went to capture Lalique for the first time since she has been here to give her a west nile virus vaccine and she saw the lead rope and decided she didn't want anything to do with it.  She ran all over  the yard.  We finally set up a catch pen in order to catch her.  When we went to give her west nile vaccination, she decided she didn't want any part of that either.  Veneta ended up asking for help to get her vaccinated. 
     She is now vaccinated!
     It is very apparent that Lalique will need to be worked with to get her to understand halters and leadropes are not necessarily a bad thing.