Friday, July 31, 2009

When it Rains...

Well, remember how I said awhile ago that when it rains, it pours? Here we go again.

Aside from having non-stop rain for the last few days, April (our foundered Walker mare) had to be put down today. She had too much rotation in her front feet, and despite special shoeing, medications, etc, she was still extremely painful and could hardly walk.

Hershey Kiss went to Pete's for a check-up, and Pete determined that the reason that he wasn't getting any bigger, despite the BEST care, was because he had an absorption problem. He would eat and eat and eat, but wasn't getting any of the nutrients from the food. He was slowly starving to death, and the decision was made to have him put down. That's two. Now get this. Blue, April's Walker 'boyfriend', had a severe breathing problem. We took him to Pete's to have a specialist work on him, and he never woke up from the operating table. That's three. Which further proves that things DO come in threes. On a smaller scale, our big mare, Tilly, is lame because of an abscess in her front hoof. That, in a way, is good news, because she is not permanently lame in that foot.

On a lighter note, Julie found a new home a few days ago... with a wonderful girl who has high hopes of competing at high (REALLY high) levels one day. Julie is going to get her well on her way, and we wish them the best of luck!!! Congrats on your new pony, Judith!
So send a good thought our way, everyone, we surely need it right now.

Why is everything bad happening to us??? How come the horse abusers across the country don't have horrible days like this??? I guess it's because they don't take their horses to the vet, so they don't know that they have a problem. Whenever I think it couldn't get worse, I just remember... at least we're not one of them, right?

Well, I have to go soak a foot (Tilly's abscess), give Stoner his medication, and rotate horses... by that time it will be feeding time, and you won't hear from me again until tomorrow... or the next day. I might have a day off tomorrow. Who knows? I just roll with the punches. You have to if you are involved in horses... and you REALLY REALLY have to roll with the punches if you're involved in horse RESCUE.

Happy Trails, the horses are calling!
~Rachel "Stretch"

5 comments:

horseluver94 said...

hello, i know you guys have had a horrible time. but, i have some good news for you... i found a nice deal for bales of hay. its $3 a bale, the web site is http://athensohio.craigslist.org/grd/1288261424.html i hope this is very helpful! and im so very sorry about your losses. it made me very sad and i almost wanted to cry when i read this blog. im so sorry.

Hayley Williams

moondances said...

OMG, what a horrible day. I am so sorry to all of you there. I think you know that you can't give up and that there is a 'happy ending' coming up somewhere. I pray its soon.

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kas0859 said...

Sorry about your losses- Keep your spirits up the ponies need you!

-Kathy

nora said...

Hershey Kiss was a precious baby. So very sorry about all the losses. Hope it is over. Wonderful news about Julie!