QH mare. 13 yrs. old. Appx. 15 - 15.1 hands. This mare is
broke to ride. She is a broodmare who may be in foal to a registered
QH stallion. (Bred, but has not been checked). She is registered,
but her papers were lost. It looks as if she was in an accident
as she has scarring along her shoulder and back. She moves a little
loose in the back end at the trot. Perhaps a chiropractor could
be of help to this mare?
7/24/01 - well she is HOME :) oh she is such a doll. she loves
to be kissed on the
nose. she was so calm while waiting for her limo ride home. ended
up having to hire someone because the trailer i was going to use
had a bad axle. we noticed this after we got down the road from
my house. so good thing we noticed it then and not after she was
loaded. and finding someone on such short notice was a challenge
but we did it. and i am going to scan his card gail to post on
the transportation section. his name was jim tice. very nice man.
he had a camera in the trailer and could watch her the whole ride
home. she was sweaty just as soon as she loaded. i had to remind
her it wasn't me driving the trailer!!!! she loaded great and
rode just as well. she hasn't come in to heat again since she
was in with the stallion so if she is in foal she is 30 - 45 days.
going to give her a few days of adjusting to her new surroundings
before i start having someone poking and proding her. she picks
up her feet for you, she does have shoes on the front. as far
as her hind end goes will see what the vet says. i have heard
that chiro care can cause the foal to be lost and i think the
route i will take until after she foals is massage therapy and
some stretching exercises. her back hind left leg feels real tight.
and she just needs to have it worked gently to get back some of
the stretch in it! she trotted fine while we were at the lot but
coming out of the trot she stumbled in the back. whatever it is
that is wrong with her will be taken care of to help her but also
will make sure her baby is not harmed. her sweet face just says
how wonderful of a mare she is and how good a friend she will
be also. oh she isn't to sure about my dogs. the other horses
have been talking to her and trotting around so i think tonight
i will put the chain on up front. they are all in safe but the
deadbolt won't hurt!!! :) this weekend i will bathe her because
she smells like an auction house!!! i did brush her when i got
her home and she stood there like a champ. but the tail will have
to wait until i can get some conditioner in it to get the tangles
out! she is a dun because of the line down her back. oh i could
go on about her. will get pics up just as soon as she is cleaned
up. and of course after i develop them!!!
7/28/01 - Spirit is testing my
patience! course what she doesn't know it that i have alot!!!!!
the other morning i got up she had pushed her pipe corral over
about 2 feet away from the other horses. she had this look on
her face of "oh mommy look i did good, i am where i should
be with the other horses" "aren't you proud of me mommy".
course i couldn't help but laugh. got the fence moved back. went
to work all was fine. last night she started pacing all over her
pen. the horses would be nearby but dark and she couldn't see
them as well. i stand out with her massaging her and just rubbing
her all over getting her used to me and she relaxes. so i go inside.
i come back out about an hour or so later and she has not pushed
the fence into a diamond shape and one corner is now pushing against
the other horses fence and the leg is resting on their water trough!
ok...1am who's up besides me!!??? no one! so what do i do, i call
the police!! course they probably think i'm a nut case! so two
cops show up!! teeheeteehee we get the pen back (there was no
way the pen could stay the way it was because the ground slants
and the pen was up in the air and she would have got out or cut
herself on the legs that weren't touching. ok, the cops leave.
i pull my car next to the fence and put blankets around it so
my car doesn't get beat up. i take my truck and put it on a corner
well just cuz i could!!! this morning i get up and she has worked
up a sweat because tired dummy me doesn't realize she can't see
through the truck and she can't see the other horses!!! so she
still managed to push the fence off to the side now so she can
look around the truck to see them!! ok i'm sleepy now!! but she
stinks. so she cools off everyone eats breakfast course spirit
has to check every two bitefuls and make sure no one has left!!
i later go to the feed store trusting her to stay put! come back
and get her new halter on her and take her out and give her a
very much needed bath! scrub her up give her some hay to eat when
she is done because she was sooooooooooooooo goooood in getting
her bath! course now i'm totally exhausted. 3 hours sleep isn't
much to work on!!! she is dry and i took pictures (she looks so
purdy and so shiney and so clean) and smells so much better!!!
she is in her pen with some hay and the others have hay so they
will stay close by. ok i know she needs a 21 day quarantine but
she may only get a 5 day!!!! i have to consider her working herself
up in this heat and causing a heat stroke and killing herself,
or taking the chance and hoping she is healthy! i didn't hear
of any strangles cases going on at the lot so keeping my fingers
crossed she gets the idea she HAS to stay by herself in eyeball
distance of the other horses!! ok...she's worn me out and she
has only been her 4 days!!! but i sure do love her! and now i
can give her kisses without smelling that nasty smell on her!!!!
8/7/01 - i have been doing some stretching exercises on spirits
hind leg. the first day i worked with her she just stood there.
didn't fight me or anything. i was so happy that she worked with
me on this. i think she knows that i'm trying to help her. i'm
going to see about massage therapy here soon. need to find the
right person. put spirit in with the other horses the other day.
some butt kickn' went on and once ms. pea decided she wanted to
get in on it i thought ok, enough for one day. everyone up. with
her bad legs and can't take a chance of her getting kicked. so
i alternate, spirit out the others up, the others up spirit out.
course the others think they should be out all the time and keep
the newbie up!! today i took spirit down to the bottom of the
hill away from the others. i let her go! course i knew what she
was going to do!! she took off running up the hill. just wanted
to see how she ran. she has a very very nice lope. no gimpieness
in it at all. now if i can just get the kink worked out of her
in a walk and trot! she talked the whole way up the hill too!!!
i just love spirit so much. i can't wait until they can all be
in the same pasture together. i know that will help bring out
her personality. being in a pen alone makes one tend to be a little
standoffish and leary. but when i do go in with her she just loves
her hugs and kisses. i thank the Lord every day for my kids!!!!
:) they are all special to me! even if ms. pea plowed me down
trying to get to her food!!! geesh, you'd think she had never
eaten a day in her life the way she bolted out!! but i love her
- Spirit, thinks she has died and gone to heaven!!! my friend
and her kids fell in love with her. and she clicked with them
in a way i have never seen. so now she is living with them. the
girls ride her in gymkhana...walk/trot type thing. she has had
chiro care and massage therapy and therapy on her leg that you
can hardly tell she has a limp. in the cold sometimes it can give
a little problem, but not a big deal to her. she keeps on going.
she is on 20 acres with 5 other horses, has a nice barn to live
in during the bad weather, has all the feed her piggy little butt
can eat, she looks great. has an awesome shine to her self too,
not only her coat, but in her eyes. i BIG difference from the
day i picked her up. i really hated parting with her, but if you
had seen how these guys and spirit clicked you couldn't have said