Speaking of new, we took in 6 weanlings, they came from a local horse feedlot. Three of them were part of an elderly farmer's hoarding situation, is the best way I can describe it. The other three ended up at the feedlot through a breeder who was clearing out his 'leftovers' I guess. Both are pretty typical situations of why youngsters end up going for meat. We also just got in 6 more from another breeder/ hoarding/divorce type situation. These last 6 are in pretty rough shape, very underweight, but they're already looking and feeling better. We also were contacted by the owners of Allie and Pup, who were both adopted out last year, about returning them; Pup, because of training issues and Allie because of a change in circumstances. Thankfully, Pup is going to stay with the lady who was boarding him, thank you Penny for that (Penny adopted Hank last year). Unfortunately with Allie, even though I told her owners that we would be happy to take her back, I haven't heard anything more on her, which kind of has me worried. I'm hoping they found her another home and just haven't bothered to let me know.
Welcome to our new volunteer Heather, and thank you to Emily for coming out and volunteering during 'reading week'. Thank you to Hannah for donations in lieu of your 10th birthday! Thank you to Monty, Hope, Belinda, Kathy, and Donna for the feed/tack/supplies donations. Thank you Anne for coming out and working with Eddie and his feet! Thank you to Judy and Linda and all our other volunteers. We've got some new sponsors on board, thank you all for your contributions, we do appreciate it!
We had Mike's horse, Shiloh, xrayed as he's prone to founder and has some rotation of his coffin bones. He now has nice shoes on all 4 feet and is much more comfortable! We also had Farrah's crooked foot xrayed and Cecil's foot with the abscess. We were able to get Farrah trimmed back nicely, though she's still crooked and has an abscess coming out but once that's healed we're hoping she'll do better. Cecil didn't have any internal issues with his foot (I was concerned because of the previous abscess where he lost half his hoof!) and he's back down with the herd. We also brought Red up to the house as he had an abscess develop too, this one in the opposite front foot from last year. It seems certain horses are more susceptible to abscesses and not always in the same foot! Thank you to Didsbury Vet, Energy Equine, and Carson Richardson (farrier). Kahlua came down with heaves, so she's up at the house now and being fed flakes on the ground rather than having her head stuck in a round bale. Shandra came down with a touch of pneumonia in one lung, not sure why but she did have a very bad-smelling discharge from one nostril. After several weeks of antibiotics she seems to be over it.
We are looking for more round bales, so if anyone knows of any for sale in the central Alberta area, Red Deer or Calgary, please let us know.