We’ve had a busy day today!
Dr. Myran visited us this morning to ensure everyone was current on their vaccinations and Coggins. He also checked out our new arrivals and gave us some good and so so news.
Cheyenne is doing so well that she is able to go back into rotation with light exercise.
Sebastian is cleared for same light exercise once his topline fills just a slight amount more.
Blue and Lady are as we all expected and just need some groceries. They have determined that Nick is their buddy and love the back pasture.
Dr. Myran suggests that Avery, Hiawasse, and Penny are all at least 20 years old and Moses is around 18. Penny’s leg wound and Hiawasse’s eyes will have to be watched for cancer growth as they are both prone. Moses is clear for exercise with proper padding and saddle fit, we just have to ensure he does not drain from his old withers injury.
All of our new residents need some additional groceries but otherwise seem to be in good health. Fly masks will be fun trying to keep on these guys since quite a few are having allergy / conjunctivitis reactions. Let the scavenger hunts begin!
After our first inspection during the daylight hours we’ve found both good and bad.
Hiawasse does not know his name and it’s a mouthful so we need an appropriate barn name for him. Physically he’s in the best condition, which makes total sense as he’s the dominant one. His tail may be a loss unless someone has the patience and knowledge to unravel the knot. He did stand well for handling while it was being checked out.
Penny has a growth on her front right leg that is about an inch in diameter, length, and width. It is solid rock to the touch but does not seem to bother her. Veterinary discussions have already begun. She is the middle ground on physical health. Her mane and tail have a small amount of snarls that SHOULD be easy enough to clear. Penny is the most reactive to her surroundings even though she walked along the highway with zero issues last night.
Avery got a shower and a good brushing to get the remainder of the winter coat. She has scratches and scrapes nearly everywhere that we’ve doctored and recorded so we can see progression. She is the least dominant of the three so has the most physical concerns. She also has a nasty case of rain rot. Her tail is in decent condition but her mane is a huge knot. She will stand beautifully for just about everything. She loved her shower.
Help us welcome our new trio of Hiawasse, Avery, and Penny!
We’re still gathering information on these guys but
Hiawasse is 6ish Appy gelding (left) who has had no training.
Avery is 6-7 yr old QH mare (center) who has been trained but needs some groceries before she’ll be ready to go again.
Penny is 5ish Appy mare (right) who has had no training. She is a non loader, but we’ll practice, however she walks down the highway like she has been doing it her entire life.
Penny and Hiawasse are full brother and sister and are reported to be registered.