It's been a busy summer so far! I haven't been working in Calgary now and it's actually a good thing because there has been so much to do here at the rescue.
We delivered Skyler to his new home and picked up Neeka and Sky. Romeo left for his foster home. We had the U of C vet students out to do teeth again as part of their rotation. We got 11 horses done. It went well and some of them did need some serious work! Sonata has come back to the rescue from her adoptive home on Vancouver Island. We took in 6 warmbloods, including a stallion, 2 mares (1 bred), and 3 youngsters. The one 2-year-old colt has already been adopted and the one mare, Duchess, along with Sonata, have gone to Samantha Pritchard of Elation Equine for training. We look forward to partnering with Samantha in training and placing some of our horses. Buddy the mini has also been adopted, thank you Charlene and Jordan, who also adopted one rooster (now named Jacob) and 2 ducks!
We had the farrier out over 3 days and managed to get a lot of the horses done. We also took in 3 appaloosas, including a nice young gelding, and 2 mares, one of which is blind in one eye and the other has damage to her facial nerve. Hannah, one of the older mares currently being fostered by Janine, developed a bladder infection. Thank you Janine for being so patient in finally collecting a urine sample! Hannah went through a series of shots and seems to be doing fine now. Old Red got a pretty serious wire cut to his chest but it is healing nicely. Remi got a bad cut to his neck as well, not sure how he did it, but it has healed up. Our vet has a new laser therapy tool so we'll be giving it a try on Old Red's injury, and Joanie's and Monkey's old injuries. Maybe it will help them to finally heal up completely!
We are going to be sending Samia and Nina to Gregg Garvie for training in September. Gregg is a fantastic trainer and does wonders especially with difficult horses. We've turned the herd out on a new pasture and they are having a great time in all that grass! We've moved the yearlings down to the herd along with the new appys. And I've finally learned to back with up the trailer! Our condolences to Meghann, who adopted Leyla, who was pregnant but sadly lost her foal, and to Julianna on the loss of Lalita, who she adopted from us several years ago.