Because it was such a quiet day, Sally and Jill were finally able to actually ride their own horses! Those of you who are Shiloh regulars know how rare that is! It seems like whenever we plan to try to ride, something comes up. That's just the way rescue works and with so many animals at Shiloh, something is bound to happen. Of course, as we were riding we both said, "We are going to ride everyday from now on"... We will keep our fingers crossed but we won't hold our breath. :o)
Thanks for the pictures Sharil! Here she is with Tanis...
Of course, just because it was a slow day, that doesn't mean that there weren't the usual happenings going on. Horses still need to be fed, waters filled, wounds to be cleaned, etc.
For example, Chico, who is almost totally recovered from his last accident where he tore open his front leg all the way down to the bone, hurt himself again today! He had escaped from the Geezer Pen and somehow puctured his gaskin (the muscled area above the hock). It's not bad, but back onto antibiodics he goes. We are all convinced that he keeps hurting himself on purpose because he does not want to be adopted out. Whenever he almost heals, he does something again. We have tried to tell him that he will be living out his life with us, but he's just not convinced! Poor guy, he's such a weird little horse to begin with. He looks like he was made from the parts of five horses, nothing matches and he has a strange body shape! He's a sweet little guy though.
Sally feeding Oscar Meyer a donated Banana while Curry the ranch dog watches.