Sorrell Belgian mare. Appx. 14 yrs. old. Appx. 17 hands. Appears
sound. Tail docked. This is a lovely big mare. Somewhat underweight.
She has a very cute face and is quiet. It is not known if she
rides or drives at this time.
lady will be going to her new home with Betty in a very short
time! One of her new buddies will be a draft-cross PMU foal! Isn't
that wonderful???? Thanks Betty!
update on Molly, the Belgian. I drove up today (my first day off
in over a week!). I was delighted to see that she has gotten sooo
much better. She has gained weight already, and not only does
she have a glimmer in her eye, but a good bit of piss and vinegar
in her too. Two endurance Arabs have been added to the pasture,
so now she isn't the "new kid" and has become part of
the herd. She has a little Appy mare that follows her around and
eats with her. She already looks a lot better with the weight
she has gained. Today she had her first treats on her new diet.
She is allowed all the alfalfa she wants, rice bran, vegetable
oil, selenium, vitamin E, carrots, and calf manna. Since the vet
clinic isn't until next month, I decided that the diet for EPSM
can't hurt her. I want to have her tested for it when the vet
comes. We'll rule out one thing at a time until we find out what
the problem is in her rear end. Even that was better today. Being
on 10 acres helps that, I'm sure. She got groomed, and stood munching
her goodies while I climbed up on a big concrete slab her feeder
was on and cut a bridle path on her. Then we went for a short
walk. She spooked at everything she saw and snorted a lot. But
the big surprise came when I turned her back out She took off
across the pasture at a gallop! I sure was glad to see that! She
was probably wormy, and was wormed when she got here. That probably
has something to do with the weight gain AND the perkiness. More
updates later. Getting anxious to try a ride, but have to order
a B I G bridle from Meaders first.
1/10/00 - She is looking gorgeous! Has put on a good
bit of weight and is shedding. You can already see a gleam to
her coat. She is moving better. Such a nice mare. Haven't gotten
a bridle to fit yet. Have been to every shop. Will order one from
Minnesota this week. Everybody at the ranch is amazed at her disposition,
as well as size. Some of the horses there have been sick, so the
vet was asked by the owner of the ranch to estimate her weight
just in case she came down with it so that I could just go by
the office and get the medication without having to pay for a
vet visit. He walked over to her and stood there staring. Then
he said," Oh, she would go at least 2000 pounds."
3/10/00 - Just a note regarding Molly. She is fat and fine.
10/16/03 - It is with sadness that I report that Molly, the
Belgian, crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Sunday September 28. She
killed over and was gone before her huge body hit the ground.
She was eating her dinner, and still had her hay protruding from
her mouth. Apparently no pain as there was absolutely no struggle.
She is missed.