Sunday, October 28, 2012

Lil Dreamer

The other morning, I went out to feed the horses and to my surprise, there was a miscarried foal on the ground.  I was surprised Lil was pregnant since the stallion had been in his pen and never was out around her.   I had been told numerous times that my yearling who has never dropped could not get a mare pregnant and so I didn't think twice about letting him out with all the other horses.  Well.  The comments were wrong.  My yearling had impregnated Lil. 

The vet said she was in her second trimester when she miscarried.  The vet told me Lil would be fine.

Friday, October 19, 2012

What to write about

I asked one of the other officers what to write about since most of what is going on right now is sitting and waiting for paperwork to be completed.  And everything seems to be the same, clean up after the horses, feed the horses, and so on.  She suggested I write about Lalique because I have made some progress with her.

It took about two days after Lalique's feet were trimmed to see any attitude changes in her.  Her attitude change came along with the realization that she didn't want to be caught because she didn't want to be shifted to a new home.  I don't think she had many homes in the past, but again, maybe she had.  She appears to want a home that she had put anchors down and have other horsey family members that she knows and a human leader that she understands what they want and expect of her.  Since she was a problem child (horse) and she is an older horse, we had made the decision to keep her in the sanctuary.   She now lets me come up and pet her except for the good night pet.  This still puzzles me as to why she doesn't want for me to pet her when I go out to say good night to all of them.

If all works out well.  We should have some horses that will come in and go up for adoption shortly.  But as I mentioned earlier, things are slow because we are waiting for the paperwork to be completed.

Friday, October 12, 2012

October 12, 2012

Been doing some cleaning around the pasture.

Posted on Facebook, horse body hair for sale for those that like to spin hair/wool, etc. for $5.00 per pound plus shipping and handling.

One of the cleaning tools fell apart while Veneta was using it and so she is going to go tomorrow to get another one.

If anyone has any extra material that we can build shelters out of that they want to get rid of, we would greatly appreciate having it.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

October 9, 3012

Three of the minis had feet trimmed this past week.

Trixter colicked and is now doing ok.

The mother hen, we think, was picked up by a chicken hawk because she is no where to be found.  We have her two surviving chicks on craigslist.  It was originally 4, but we lost two of them last night.  Went out this morning and the cage the chicks were in was rolled over.