- Chocolate Palomino gelding about 17 yrs. old. This
horse is gaited and has been the constant companion
of the Old Soldier above. They are inseparable. The
Choc Palomino ( now named Magi) might be a Fox Trotter.
He can still be ridden and he likes to go fast. Well
he can go fast all around the pasture with his new buddies
and his old friend once he gets home to Texas.
Exactly one month ago today, on 3/18/00, we lost our
dear friend Rowdy.
Tomorrow, Rowdy's constant companion for the last 10-15
years, Magi, will go
to his new home!
Regina, a lovely lady who is a staunch supporter of
TIER, had planned on
adopting both Magi & Rowdy so that they could spend
the rest of their days
roaming her acreage and just being horses. Unfortunately,
Rowdy had to be
put down last month due to a raging bladder infection.
Although Regina was
heartbroken over Rowdy's passing, she still wanted to
open her home and
heart to Magi.
will miss this friendly old gentleman tremendously!
He is a dear boy who
deserves his retirement. It will be difficult to look
out back and not see
his beautiful face, but we are overjoyed that Magi will
live out his days
walking through the pasture with other horses, grazing
and breathing in and
has dropped some weight since Rowdy's passing which
we attribute to his
grief for his longtime pal. But he will have new friends,
freedom, love and
caring. He deserves nothing less.
Thank you Regina & Richard for reaching out to this
magnificent horse to
provide him a well deserved home for life. No more auctions.
feedlots. No more neglect.
is going HOME!
you to Sandy for allowing us the opportunity to have
both Magi & Rowdy
in our lives. Thank you to Magi & Rowdy for what
you gave to
7/5/00 - Also,
Midas. Midas, formerly Magi, continues to gain. The
vet floated his teeth,
and even though she said they weren't bad, the difference
has been tremendous.
I am a firm believer in equine dental work anyway.
Before, he was
dropping 20-30 quids per meal--now, maybe 3 or so!
With some slight changes
to his diet as well, I am expecting to see his weight
continue to improve.
Sadly, Midas has what the vet called "neurological
defects"--he has nerve
damage in his spine. Probably caused by nothing more
sinister than old age--vet
estimates him to be at least 20, probably older. We
can't do anything
for nerve damage, but my goal is to continue to get
his weight back up,
and keep him as healthy and happy as I can in his