We got the cows moved out to pasture and moved all the horses back from the pasture to the south. Thank you Sarah for allowing us to use the pasture, it's unfortunate that esp. due to the bridge being out at Water Valley that it wasn't practical for us to do all that extra driving to go all the way around. Most of those horses went to Nancy's pasture and some came back here.
Minx, Fritzy & her foal, Mitzy, Sebastian, and Preston all went to their new homes. Sylvia left on foster with Sebastian and she'll come back when he's ready to be weaned. Hank is also adopted and will be leaving in about a month. Popcorn's adoption didn't go through, I wasn't comfortable with the placement, so he's available once again. Harriet & Kikko's foster has become a permanent adoption. We took in a new horse this week, he is Prince, a 29 yr old gelding. He's a little sore on his fronts, prone to founder, but a really nice old boy. Also Sonata is being returned to the rescue, unfortunately she's on Vancouver Island so we'll have to arrange to get her all the way back here.
Munsie had her foal, he was born on Jun 25th. He picked up some sort of bug and has been doing poorly the last few days. We had the vet out and she tubed him, plus he's on antibiotics and neorease and he got a shot of fluxinin and equi-stim, and he seems to be doing better. We put a second cannula in Phoebe's eye, and her stitches have started to come out and it looks like the puncture still hasn't cleared up completely, but the cannula is going to have to come out anyway this week. Mellow had some sort of allergic reaction to something or picked up something that's made her incredibly itchy. She's rubbed her face raw and between her legs. We've been treating it, plus I dewormed her again, and she seems to be getting better. Golddust was rough- housing with another of the yearling geldings and took a nasty fall and hurt his shoulder. He was very sore for about a week but is getting better now. Remi cut his neck, it's not too bad though. The day after Kiwi and Gemma went up to their foster home, Gemma lay down in a bit of a dip and couldn't get up. Fortunately Carol's daughter was able to rush out to Carol's and give Gemma some help so that she would get up. I hope Gemma is smart enough to not lie down in the same spot again!
We had a nice visit and gave a tour to Padnoma, a group for people with learning disabilities. A big 'Thank You!' to Serena Crisanti, who collected donations for the horses in place of her 11th birthday presents. We did a short presentation at the last meeting of the Calgary Regional Trail Riders group. They have been big supporters of the rescue over the last two years, donating part of their casino fundraising proceeds to us, which we really appreciate! Thank you to Linda & Gary Charlton, who have donated a large number of round bales of hay to us. Also thank you to Monty Gwynne for donating the nice (very heavy!) square bales. Our email has been acting up again, so if you don't get a response to your email, if it's urgent you should call, or message us on facebook. Last week the email was down for several days. Hopefully it won't be down as long this time, but I have no idea what the problem is.