Were you aware that horses know how to tell time? Our herd definitely does!
Dinner was slightly delayed this evening and everyone let it be known that it was unacceptable. They were either pacing the fence line or staring daggers through the gate.
Today we had our first ’roundup’ of the wild ones for Coggins and vaccinations.
We do not have a squeeze chute so we repositioned the corral panels so we could improvise. The burros and Sabih are still rather wild (we mostly like them that way) so extra attention is needed when trying to handle them.
We have been practicing with the burros so they knew they would be safe and not offered any pain while they were in the closed in spaces. Because of that practice, the burros went into their corners quite easily to wait on our Vet, Dr. Myran from Countryside Equiine Medicine and Dentistry.
Once all the excitement was done Sebastian and Baydom were also seen. Both had their Coggins pulled and Baydom is getting his health certificate for his travels to Texas.
We got finished just as the rain was starting. So happy we didn’t have to add that into the mix while we were working.
After a sad few days we needed some good. Today we travelled to the Valdosta area to pick up two more BLM burros. Valentine and Athos are a bonded pair even though they were not captured from the same area and will remain together the rest of their lives. They are in good health but were surrendered due to their human’s health concerns.
Val and Athos are available for adoption TOGETHER and would be a good choice as guardian for a herd of horses. We do not know how they would react to other animals yet so not a good bet for other herds at this time.