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Mailing Address: 17130 Van Buren Blvd., #45, Riverside, CA, 92504
Phone: 951-943-0627

 
Gailee Mae Twist
This sweet mare, Gailee Mae Twist, (Registered with APHA) was listed on the Oklahoma Auction Lot Horses ready to ship immediately. She is heavy in foal and desperately needed a soft secure place to land. Since there was not much interest, we stepped forward to see what we could do. We had a donor willing to pay the remaining bail money but there were still costs that need to be covered such as transportation, health cert, and vet.

Because TIER is working on setting up our new facility, funding is very tight and our facility is too far away for a mare heavy in foal travel to. One of TIERs long time foster homes located in Alabama immediately agreed to take her and her unborn baby. The beautiful farm is a much closer and safe place to haul her to. There she will find permanent sanctuary, get immediate vet care, and a secure place to have her foal.

Thank you so very much for your support and help with horses in need- we cannot do it without you!

Updates

10/16/2015 - Update

Update from Kristy:


I just went into Mae and Twisters paddock to clean when I get a message from Gail asking if I can do an update on Mae. Sure, no problem...




Mae is doing well. She is a pretty hands off gal unless she sees you carrying her curry. She still get frequent attention from me with an almost daily scritches and grooming. As expected with a typical pasture ranch broodmare, she has her own opinions on horse care manners and that often include frequent reminders to the staff of the following: grain is to be promptly served both am and pm at the designated hours of 7am and 6pm. Human lips and kisses are not okay. My feet are not to be touched. Only the blue knobby curry is acceptable along with the purple soft brush.


The following pictures were my attempt to get pictures of Mae and possibly twister together. (Roo (min-pin) availed herself of the free buffet!)




10/14/2015 - Mae's boy (Twister) is getting BIG!




7/30/2015 - Mae/Twister's 1 Month Old Update

Can't believe a month has already come and gone!



Twister was one month old on the 27th. He turning out to be a good sized colt and full of character. Loves his daily grooming, playing in the pool and already learning all about the halter. He loves people and makes sure to 'help the staff' when it comes to paddock and stalling cleaning. What a cutie! Mae is also doing really well and being a wonderful momma to her rambunctious little guy.



7/4/2015 - Gailee Mae Twist's son - Twister

Gailee Mae Twist's son:  His official registered name will hopefully be "A Twisted Rascal" or "A Twisted Little Rascal" paying homage to his mothers name line and that spot on his eye that reminds me of Pete from the little rascals.

7/4/2015:  Mae is doing really well. She is a good Momma and he is a real punk. Very active little guy just loves running around. This morning it's drizzling on and off, light rain so I had the kids put them out for a while. Of course he gets wet and the itches start. He rubs his button up against Mae's flank and button so she starts pushing him back. So he gets a little more pushy and she does one of those reprimand kick outs but not really kicking him of course. The little punk tucks his head, does a double barrel kick out and then takes off and as he swings back around zooming by her she nips him in the back. Little turd.

He likes people, comes right up looking for scritches and attenion.




6/28/2015 - Mae & her colt are back from the vet clinic!

They are home. Vet gave them the all clear and both are healthy and he is full of spunk.

The little guy already tried to get in to trouble and poor old Mae is going to have her work cut out for her keeping this guy in check. Not 2 seconds in their temp paddock and he is zooming around like crazy.

Here are some new pictures, nursing at the vet clinic and the first time out in the paddock. True to a mostly white paint, he likes dirt and poop. Ewwww!



(More pictures are on Facebook page for True Innocents Equine Rescue)

6/27/2015 - Mae & her Baby Update

Everyone is doing good. More antibiotics today and Mae will get more medication for her milk production.



At the moment we are estimated between 300 to 400 in vet costs.

6/26/2015 - Mae's Foal now at Vet Clinic

Write up from Kristy: 6/25 - 26/2015


It's obscenely hot and humid here in Alabama, more so than usual, and the kids hopped in the pool and I sat nearby playing life guard. Maybe I will just peek in to see how Mae is doing? With those famous last words, I offer no excuses as to why I didn&rsquot switch out of my flip flops. You see where I am head with this right?



Mae looks pretty uncomfortable and restless, milk still dripping readily, I open the stall door and step inside so I could get a better look. Mae took the opportunity to peek out of the stall door. My foot fell victim due to my sheer stupidity. It&rsquos hard to convey how incredibly angry I instantly became at myself so we will leave it at that. Call to my sister to take over foal watch so my husband can drag my dumb butt to the ER. It&rsquos about 10pm. Who has time for a 4hr ER visit? Looks like I do!



At 1:15 AM, my sister calls to inform me that Mae finally popped that kid out. We discuss how things are progressing and my sister jots notes and times on the barn board. I literally plead with my ER doctor at this point to get this hospital trip wrapped up. Despite some mangled phalanges- I'm bouncing on the edge of the bed like a little kid. Can I go yet? Pleeeeeeeeease?!?



Two hours later I am finally released from the ER and we rush home so I can hobble into the barn. OMG, Totes Adorbs! The little guy is absolutely adorable. It&rsquos about 3:30 now and he is finally making significant progress with the whole standing thing. I tell myself- little slow on the whole standing thing but it&rsquos okay. He makes a few attempts at nursing but it&rsquos not happening. I decide to give it another hour but shoot my vet a text message anyway. Mae passes her placenta and I do a quick look over. At this point my daughter, her friend, and my husband are quietly observing from a distance. Their facial expressions are funny. Ewwwwwww. And on that note, they call it a night.



Now it's about 4hrs after birth, still no nursing yet so we intervene a little. We get about 40ml of colostrum from Mae and into the cute little colt. He's eagerly searching out for Mom's milk, just not latching on to her. Getting a little more concerned, while he takes a nap, we milk Mae for more. At this point she is really streaming that precious first milk. We collect what we can.



For the next couple hours, I keep an eye on them and talk with my vet. He's not really drinking even what I am giving him and he stopped putting in much effort to even find Mom to latch on. He is pretty much just down and becoming less responsive. Vet and I discuss more, even though he is on his way, we opt to just bring Mae and baby in to the clinic.



Let me tell you, hooking up the trailer, loading a nervous mare and a pretty much unresponsive colt, with the aid of my non horsey husband and practically on one foot bring the whole thing to a new level. Mae was outstanding, she seemed to know that this was important. So while she whinnied and nickered for her baby, she was absolutely respectful of me and loaded up really well. My awesome hubby was able to scoop up the colt and load him up.



There is always that point when you second guess yourself for maybe being too dramatic. But it was absolutely the right thing to bring the little guy in. Blood work and a complete evaluation was done. The vet and techs start doing their thing. He definitely needed intervention. Despite being utterly exhausted, foot bleeding quite a bit again, and my pain medication had worn off, I naturally have to stick around. The little guy received milk via tube which perked him up (but still not latching on), both Mom and baby on antibiotics, medication for Mae to help with her milk production, etc etc etc and of course lots of discussion with the vet on where we go from here.





This cute little guy and sweet Mae will be spending a little more time at the clinic. He isn&rsquot out of the woods yet, but he is improving. As of this evening, he has finally latched on to Mom which is a HUGE cheering moment.



I am sure I missed some details but I am still catching up on sleep. I want to thank everyone who have been supporting sweet Mae and her new little guy. It means so much. Of course we are going to have yet another vet big vet bill and would be extremely grateful for any donations towards it.



I will absolutely be posting updates on anything significant (and pictures when I remember to take them!).


Thank you thank you everyone!

6/26/2015 - Mae's Foal now at Vet Clinic

Write up from Kristy: 6/25 - 26/2015


It&rsquos obscenely hot and humid here in Alabama, more so than usual, and the kids hopped in the pool and I sat nearby playing life guard. Maybe I will just peek in to see how Mae is doing? With those famous last words, I offer no excuses as to why I didn&rsquot switch out of my flip flops. You see where I am head with this right?



Mae looks pretty uncomfortable and restless, milk still dripping readily, I open the stall door and step inside so I could get a better look. Mae took the opportunity to peek out of the stall door. My foot fell victim due to my sheer stupidity. It&rsquos hard to convey how incredibly angry I instantly became at myself so we will leave it at that. Call to my sister to take over foal watch so my husband can drag my dumb butt to the ER. It&rsquos about 10pm. Who has time for a 4hr ER visit? Looks like I do!



At 1:15 AM, my sister calls to inform me that Mae finally popped that kid out. We discuss how things are progressing and my sister jots notes and times on the barn board. I literally plead with my ER doctor at this point to get this hospital trip wrapped up. Despite some mangled phalanges- I&rsquom bouncing on the edge of the bed like a little kid. Can I go yet? Pleeeeeeeeease?!?



Two hours later I am finally released from the ER and we rush home so I can hobble into the barn. OMG, Totes Adorbs! The little guy is absolutely adorable. It&rsquos about 3:30 now and he is finally making significant progress with the whole standing thing. I tell myself- little slow on the whole standing thing but it&rsquos okay. He makes a few attempts at nursing but it&rsquos not happening. I decide to give it another hour but shoot my vet a text message anyway. Mae passes her placenta and I do a quick look over. At this point my daughter, her friend, and my husband are quietly observing from a distance. Their facial expressions are funny&hellip. Ewwwwwww. And on that note, they call it a night.



Now it&rsquos about 4hrs after birth, still no nursing yet so we intervene a little. We get about 40ml of colostrum from Mae and into the cute little colt. He&rsquos eagerly searching out for Mom&rsquos milk, just not latching on to her. Getting a little more concerned, while he takes a nap, we milk Mae for more. At this point she is really streaming that precious first milk. We collect what we can.



For the next couple hours, I keep an eye on them and talk with my vet. He&rsquos not really drinking even what I am giving him and he stopped putting in much effort to even find Mom to latch on. He is pretty much just down and becoming less responsive. Vet and I discuss more, even though he is on his way, we opt to just bring Mae and baby in to the clinic.



Let me tell you, hooking up the trailer, loading a nervous mare and a pretty much unresponsive colt, with the aid of my non horsey husband and practically on one foot bring the whole term &lsquochallenging&rsquo to a new level. Mae was outstanding, she seemed to know that this was important. So while she whinnied and nickered for her baby, she was absolutely respectful of me and loaded up really well. My awesome hubby was able to scoop up the colt and load him up.



There is always that point when you second guess yourself for maybe being too dramatic. But it was absolutely the right thing to bring the little guy in. Blood work and a complete evaluation was done. The vet and techs start doing their thing. He definitely needed intervention. Despite being utterly exhausted, foot bleeding quite a bit again, and my pain medication had worn off, I naturally have to stick around. The little guy received milk via tube which perked him up (but still not latching on), both Mom and baby on antibiotics, medication for Mae to help with her milk production, etc etc etc and of course lots of discussion with the vet on where we go from here.



This cute little guy and sweet Mae will be spending a little more time at the clinic. He isn&rsquot out of the woods yet, but he is improving. As of this evening, he has finally latched on to Mom which is a HUGE cheering moment.



I am sure I missed some details but I am still catching up on sleep. I want to thank everyone who have been supporting sweet Mae and her new little guy. It means so much. Of course we are going to have yet another vet big vet bill and would be extremely grateful for any donations towards it.



I will absolutely be posting updates on anything significant (and pictures when I remember to take them!).


Thank you thank you everyone!

6/26/2015 - It's a BOY! Born 1:15 AM

After Mae made sure that Kristy was out of the way (she stepped on Kristy's foot which meant a trip to the ER!), Mae delivered a BIG BOY!









 

6/24/2015 - STILL no Foal!

It looks like Mae is not into Guessing Games!



No winner in the Guess the Date of Mae's foal contest.  Pictures below are from 6/24/2015.  Mae is over 16 hands tall.  I wonder if she is waiting until she is 16 hands wide before delivering her foal!?




6/16/2015 - Evening update on Mae


 Evening update on Mae by Kristy
"We are still holding that foal in. Snapped a couple pictures of Mae during tonight's first night check. It's been hot here in Alabama- high humidity and temps in the 90's. Mae has plenty of stall fans running to keep her cool in the barn at night. I've been trying to convince her that she would be way more comfortable if she doesn't have to carry that kid around! So here she is, all tucked in for the night, getting her night time cookie and scratches (and one picture of her this morning munching on her breakfast).
"



6/4/2015 - Update

Update on Mae via Kristy: Baby? What baby? This is my hay belly!

Comment from Gail:  That's a Hay, Hay, HEY belly there on Mae!



5/14/2015


UPDATE from KRISTY:  Poor Mae, she is super uncomfortable... I am cleaning up the hay area and I look over to see her. You could literally see the baby kicking away like it was running the derby.


I am so hoping that she will give the warning signs before she foals. Some mares get secretive about it. If we can witness/video it that would be awesome but chances are I will walk into the barn and be like SURPRISE!

5/10/2015 - Mother's Day Vet Visit

How appropriate for Mother's Day!  The Vet just left after examining Momma to be Mae. Good clean bill of health for Mae, she got all her shots, foal kit is ready, and he thinks she will pop within a month. He will run a fecal test when he gets back.

Her teeth are also pretty bad, look like they have never been done but he says wait until after the baby pops out because he will need to sedate obviously.
Kristy is going to bump up her grain to Omolene 300 from 200 since she is in the home stretch too!

Her weight is still slightly under but she is actually gaining. Bumping her up one more level with the grain should do it though. Her yucky coat is shedding and her new coat is looking good.

She was so well behaved too!

Farrier will be out mid-week.

5/7/2015 - Update on Mae


Update on Mae at her new home! So poor Mae had a very badly matted tail along with a yucky coat from the mud at the sales/feed lot. She got a much need bath and Bonnie tackled that tail! Thank you Bonnie and Cowboy Magic! Mae was wormed, which she did-not-like-in-the-least! Here are some before and after tail pics and an all cleaned up Mae!








5/4/2015 - Mae is HOME!

Mae is now HOME! She is a 22yo paint broodmare (will be 22 on 5/8/2015) that is currently in foal. She was on a broker lot in Oklahoma and a group of wonderful people fundraised to purchase her. But she needed a soft place to land.


We had difficulty trying to find a hauler that was willing to go from OK to Alabama and since she needed a home yesterday, Kristy agreed to do the transport for less than what we had been quoted by the haulers we had contacted.


It is a minimum 12 hr drive each way! Since it's good to travel with a buddy, Kristy's daughter Madelyn joined her on the trip and they set out bright and early Saturday morning. The drive to OK was uneventful, They arrived on time and stayed the night in a hotel. Bright and early Sunday morning they set out to pick up Mae. Kristy's GPS wasn't cooperating so they had a little trouble finding the place.  They got to the place and loaded up Mae just before a big storm rolled in... they were racing the fast moving clouds! Kristy barely got to meet the sweet mare before they were barrelling down the highway heading home. The trip back took 15 hrs as they took it slower with more stops for their precious cargo. Mae was a trooper, she has had a rough couple weeks, but she seemed to know this was the last stretch to a good home. Kristy made it back about 1am in the morning. Unloaded Mae, tucked her in her stall for the night before getting to sleep themselves.

The following are picture of Mae from this morning, 5/4/2015.  Mae will get a visit from the vet and farrier this week and we'll find more about her health and how the foal is, when it could be due, etc.

Mae is still in 'quarantine' mode so she is being kept away from the other horses.  Kristy did set up a little kiddie pool for her to splash/play in.







(I think this is Mae's comment on feedlots)

Photos

 

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Tel: 951-943-0627
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