We lost little Thunder on July 8th. He was such a sweet little guy, we really miss him and are sad that we couldn't do more for him but his health issues were just too much. It just wasn't meant to be.
Senator, Fritz & Skyler have been adopted, and Sonata should be back today or tomorrow. Neeka and Sky are coming back, and they've both been started under saddle. Our thoughts are with Rick, who was fostering them, as he received a serious kick to the chest which will have him laid up for quite a spell. We took in a nice little dun mare with an eye injury, Roxy, and she's already found a foster home - thank you Tracy & Jonathan! Romeo will be returned to his foster home next weekend. Thank goodness!
A big thanks to the Charltons and Naffins, for the donation of the round bales and delivery! Also a big thanks to Monty Gwynne for the donation of the (very heavy!) square bales.
Phoebe had her 2nd cannula removed from her eye and it's healed up pretty nicely, though she does have a scar in her eye. She's happy to be back with the herd, and she settled a lot from all the handling she had, the one good thing that came out of it! Golddust is better now, and Mellow's itch has been clearing up but now she seems to be developing an abscess in her foot as she's completely lame on one foot. Seems to reinforce my idea that most foot abscesses are brought on by stress. Shadow(#3) got a small puncture in his shoulder and it has abscessed as well. Hopefully it will drain soon. Gracy the standardbred went out for adoption on a 'trial' basis of one month. It's been 2 months now and I haven't been able to get hold of the guy to either return her or pay her adoption fee. Never again with the trial periods! Our adoption fees are low enough and with our policy of full refund if returned, there's no reason for anyone not to pay the adoption before the horse leaves. We have enough on our plates without having to chase people for money, and my biggest concern is for the horse - what kind of home is it if the person isn't even honest enough to pay?! Should I publicly post his name in the hopes that I can embarrass him into getting back to me?