The last month or two have been the busiest ever! For the first time in a long time I think more horses are being adopted out than are coming in. Our new additions include Cisco, an older, well-broke but underweight gelding who requires mash, and 4 horses from an estate dispersal of over 80 horses from the Munson area - Jericho, a 2 yr old colt (already gelded and adopted!); Mackenzie, a bay mare with really bad feet; Shandra, an older sorrel mare, most likely pregnant; and General, a nice chestnut gelding, also already adopted. Yesterday we picked up another underweight older gelding, Granada, who will also require mash. Senator, a 4 yr old Thoroughbred gelding that was adopted out last year, has also come back and is relisted on the available horses page.
Horses that have been gone out as adopted or fostered over the last 6 weeks include Bird, Harley, Disco, Sugar, Joker, Kodiak, Donovan, Fontaine, Raffles, Neeka, Sky#2, Saphira, Kane, Cass, Tucker, Harriet, and Kikko (one of Mike's horses). Those that have been adopted or fostered but haven't left yet are Allie#3, Somber, Jericho, General, Josephine, Trouble, and Silk. Today Saffron and either Carter or Traveller will most likely be leaving for their new home. Zeke has gone out for training!
We lost Juno suddenly to colic. His potential foster home fell through and not long afterwards he became sick. He died in the trailer on the way to the vet clinic. We miss him, as do the weanlings that he was babysitting.
We had the farrier out again and did over 70 horses. It amazes me that we can do that many of them! Some of the weanlings have had their first trim as well. We ran out of round bales and have bought 150 more, hopefully to last until everyone is on pasture, assuming we can find enough pasture for them all. Thank you Elaine for the donation of 15 round bales!
Gemma had a muscle biopsy, which was inconclusive, and was on steriods for a week, which seems to have really improved her condition. She is now on a regimen of IV immune booster and will go on a low-dose oral steroid next week. She's also getting her monthly acupuncture treatments. Claire had an abscess in one foot but it drained and she's fine now. Crystal got a small wire cut on one front leg but it's healed up already. Farrah has been sore, I'm not sure if she's got an abscess coming on or what. We have taken in about 80 of the 'Canmore rabbits', they're living in the pen with the goats and sheep. Mike says we need a vacation!