Sir John’s final resting place is in the middle of the front pasture so his Magnolia tree and herbs are going to be beautiful. We accidently selected UGA colors for mulch and have a small design.
Sir John has been up and down with his health since his arrival in March of 2014. He was definitely a pleasure to know and love. Everyone always immediately wanted to meet him upon arrival to the rescue.
We lost Roamy last month and we feel that Sir John decided he was no longer going to fight with his lifetime buddy gone. The past week Sir John declined quickly and we were unwilling to continue keeping him in pain.
We said goodbye to Sir John at 1340 today with the most love we could. He had lots of visitors and treats over the past 24 hours to give him a great homegoing.
Sir John has touched every heart he encountered and will be greatly missed.
Today was a very busy day at the rescue!
First and foremost
THANK YOU VERY MUCH
to Ayla, Brian, Jill, and Chris for coming out and helping with all the various chores that were accomplished today!
We started the day removing fence that had been damaged, this is a job all by itself.
Then we were all needed to round up Daisy, she didn’t want to be caught today. (More details in a separate post)
Then Brian went back to fencing while Jill was exercising Cinnamon, Shady, and Baydom.
Of course Fancy had to get in on all the excitement and first figured out how to open a ‘horse proof’ gate. Then she got her head stuck between the gate and the post.
Cinnamon does NOT behave like she is in pain. She does however behave like she has an old hip injury. She crosses her rear left leg in front of her right. So… further examination and hopefully explanations to come.
Shady just was not accepting a bit today. After further review he is due for a dental. He was then ridden with his halter and lead ropes so he could still get a decent workout. Shady is so very responsive when he’s not misbehaving.
Baydom DOES know how to trot! He requires a lot of prep and redirection but he wants to please his rider, he really wants to run too.
South Eastern Equine Rescue in Hahira, GA came by to pick up Ms. Leiva. This was bittersweet. Leiva is such a great big baby! She will definitely be missed but we are very happy her road to recovery with her feet will begin on Monday. Sabih is already missing his buddy.
Ayla and Chris grabbed Niache and worked on some trust building. Niache is a complete gem once she gets that lead rope on her. She knows it’s time to work and her war with people and horse takes a pause. Ayla rode Niache bareback and actually got a trot out of Mrs. STUBBORN.
The front fence near the entry gate was completely removed. An additional walk through gate and wood posts were installed. By the time renovations are done all the T-posts will be replaced with wood posts. We only have around 400 remaining.
We wanted to move Sebastian in with Sabih but he still doesn’t appreciate Gibbs the goat. Instead Cheyenne is hanging out with him to see if they will click ok. Did we mention Sabih is missing Leiva?
Sir John had a really good day and enjoyed his cuddles from our visitors. We found out some of the history on Sugar from one of her original owners.
Do you remember we said a busy day? Early bedtime after a good muscle soak for the humans tonight!