Monday, June 1, 2009

17 Weeks Today

It's late and it has been a crazy day around here, so this is going to be a fairly short post.

Faith had a great day today - everyone knock on wood! She went out today with the donkey, (who now she suddenly cannot live without!) and seemed fairly sound. Granted, she wasn't trotting around or exerting herself, but she seemed comfortable and happy.

I have not seen her lay down since the last scare in the arena, nor does she appear to have laid down in her stall. Hopefully that was a fluke, and was just Faith's way of making sure my heart still works!

If his schedule can fit us in, Brad Erickson will be out tomorrow to put front shoes on her. That will give her co-lateral support and even up her breakovers.

Dr. Brad Barnes will be back on June 18th to reevaluate and readjust her.

She'll be back to schooling those 5-foot fences in no time. Kidding...

In other news, I'm a sap...

There has been another case of a horse in a bad situation fairly close to our farm. Although Faith's vet bills and ongoing care is costly, and the last few months of vet bills have completely wiped out our savings, I would like to do something to help the poor guy out. I plan on calling his owner tomorrow and finding out some more information on him and possibly removing him from his situation.

At this point, getting this guy into a better situation with some food and medical care is of the utmost importance. Judging from what I know, he is in bad shape physically, a body score of 2. It would be great if we could get him here, evaluate him, begin his rehabilitation and then find him a home that will care for him.

I don't want to post too much info on here, as I do not want to risk the possible rescue. However, if everything goes according to plan I will post pictures and information on him asap.

Keep your fingers crossed that I can connect with his owner in the morning!

Have a great night!


1 comment:

  1. Yep, definitely a sap. But you would not be able to live with yourself if you did not do something.
    Reading your previous post about Faith's difficulties in getting up gave me a scare too. Hope it does not happen again.