Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Busy Few Days...

It has been a very busy couple of days at Shiloh. The weather has been just beautiful, all the horses are enjoying the cooler weather and so are we!

Redondo is doing good at the vet clinic and will hopefully be able to come home tomorrow or Saturday. He is passing manure and oil, but the vets oiled and tubed him again last night and again today just to make sure things will continue to move. Rugrat will return in the load with Redondo. We always say, better safe than sorry when it comes to colic. If we are concerned at all, we bring them into the clinic. We just have too many compromised horses to wait and see, we try to be as aggressive as we can.

We said good bye to Domingo yesterday as he headed to his new home in AZ. He hopped right into the trailer and headed off to his new future. We are very happy for him...

Daria rode Bonanza, who although he is only green broke, is quiet and willing under saddle. I am working on his adoption video. He will really make someone a very nice riding horse.

We have also been working with Nike. She is doing great, Leo has ridden her a few times, and although she has some fear of mounting issues, she is a nice mare who tries very hard to please. With some more work and patience, she will begin to look for her new home.

As I said, busy! I will just go ahead and let the photos from yesterday and today speak for themselves... Enjoy!

We had a new arrival today- this horse belonged to a friend of our Farrier. He is 8-9 years of age, appears sound, and is supposed to be great to ride. He is in pretty rough shape, but with some TLC, he should make someone a very nice horse. We have named him Gringo.

Gringo's sweet face...

Tequila peeking out from behind the new office.

Mustang Iceman had his hooves trimmed for the first time today. Eric gave him some sedation and he dozed off...

He woke up when the Farrier arrived but, eventually, the sedation kicked in and he stood still. All four of his hooves were able to be trimmed. Good Job, Iceman!

We moved our crippled Sanctuary horse, Charity, out of her pasture and put her (and her best friend, Marilyn) into the biggest Medical Area pen. This gives her extra protection and keeps her up close to all of us so we can keep an eye on her. Charity is amazing, although she has four horrible legs, she still enjoys her life, is the first to eat her Equine Senior, makes you chase her to catch her, and ambles all around her pen. We give her regular Legend injections as well as pain meds if we think she needs it.

Breezer in the golf cart.

Baby Spice waits in the stock under City Center to have her wound cleaned...

Eagle spent some time hanging out in the barn aisle with Ethel...

Eventually he went back into his barn stall to finish up his Equine Senior...

Area 51 eats their breakfast...

Harmony has filled out and so she will begin her under saddle work and evaluations in the next two weeks so she can move on to her new home...

Sally worked on Angel the Skin Horse's wound on her ear...

Here she is during the cleaning process (which she hates). She will spend a few days in the MASH Medical Unit so we can work on her daily.
Ketchum was also moved into the MASH medical unit so we can keep a closer eye on his cancer lesion on his rectum...

Old guy, Mendoza, is finally filling out a bit. Good news for him! Today he spent some time lounging on the Cherry Pie grass area with Daisy. He is wearing a light blanket at night now to keep him warm...
Roy gets a drink in Mesquite Manor. That's Kelso behind him...

Maverick hung out in the shade on the other side of Mesquite Manor.

Ranch dog Spur takes a nap on the couch in the office. We have started putting the heater on at night in the office for the dogs...

4 comments:

Sharil said...

If I was a horse.......

I would want to be at Shiloh!!!

NOthing but happiness is found there!!! :)

Mikey said...

What happened to Angel the skin horse? I'm baffled!!
Big applause for Iceman!!! Wow!!

Shiloh Horse Rescue and Sanctuary said...

Poor Angel has no hair to protect her skin (she is completely hairless). We have had skin biopsies done and have been told the hair will not grow back. It began as an allergy in her previous home and she quickly lost all of her hair before coming to the rescue. It's so weird.

But, because of this, she has to wear layers of slinkys and flymasks to protect her skin from the sun, etc. Her "clothing" rubbed a sore on her ear.

On top of that, she is a pain to handle and catch. She loves to make you chase her and it usually takes us a few days before we finally get her to bring her in! :o)

Found art blog said...

I see Spur is keeping busy...!!