We lost Crystal this past week. It was that awful thing that happens when you go out to check everyone and count heads and realize one is missing, and then you're frantic to find them, knowing it can't be good because you don't hear any whinnying from a horse that has been separated from its pasturemates and you know they wouldn't be off by themselves on purpose. Then you think maybe they've been stolen, which would actually probably be better than the alternative, which in this case it turned out to be. We found her dead in the pasture, most likely she colicked. Thank you to Greg from 'Just Passing' for coming out on short notice, in the rain, to help afterwards.
We had Riley gelded this week, that went well but the poor guy is pretty sore. We removed Phoebe's cannula from her eye, but unfortunately it hasn't healed as much as we'd hoped so we may have to insert another one. Fritzy foaled on Jun 10th - right after I typed the last update I went out and checked her and there she was with her foal - a nice dun colt.
A big thankyou to the dedicated rabbit volunteers who came out and laid sod in the rabbit pen in the pouring rain. I hope none of you get sick as a result, you were all soaked through!
Allie and Carter, and Cooper left for their new homes. Kiwi and Gemma left for a summer foster, thank you so much Carol, they will be very happy on pasture! Kiwi, being blind, needs good wood fencing so it must have been karma that Carol called and was able to provide exactly what Kiwi needs. A big thankyou and hug for Emily Johnson, she collected money to donate to the rescue in place of birthday presents this year! Thank you Emily for caring about the horses. We vaccinated the yearlings with their boosters yesterday. Boy it sure is nice to be able to just walk out and vaccinate them all without any fuss - Susanne has done such a great job handling them all. Also both Cooper and Carter, when they left for their new homes, loaded without any trouble, even though they hadn't been taught to load. They were just so calm and trusting.