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    04-05-2013, 05:40 PM
Originally Posted by stevenson    
Faydes .. congrats on getting the filly ! Now your older horse will have a buddy. And you will have much more time to spend with her.
Hope you don't have the flu, I have been sick for 5 days with it, flu shots only good for certain strains.. yeecch.
Again Congrats !!
I don't think it's the flu, but some other crud that is running around through the schools here. Hubby works at an elementary school, so some kind of crud or other is pretty much always around.

I'm looking forward to Fayde being able to have a companion at home. That was actually one of the reasons I wasn't in too much of a hurry to get her home, nobody else there to hang with. She loves it when she gets to play in the big arena with a friends horse and enjoys the goings on with the trotters down the aisle from her. I didn't want her to have to be totally alone, now she doesn't.
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    04-05-2013, 06:28 PM
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I think I PMed everyone that asked me to, but again, if I forgot anyone let me know!

Fayde, as long as its ok with everyone else, I'd say you should probably just go ahead and take the money if there is excess. She's probably going to need another farrier visit right off the bat within a week or two, and if you keep her on the diet I have her on, its not quite cheap xD I think I'm running about 115 a month right now.

Cacowgirl- She's gotten a little bit better about having her ear doctored. I'm trying to make sure I do it 30 minutes to an hour after she gets her bute so she's still feeling good, and although she does a lot of head jerking she hasn't been terrible. She did make me fall in the mud yesterday though, when she jerked up fast (my fault. Wasnt paying attention). LOL. Its rediculously swampy here right now because we've had rain nearly every day this week. Its looking pretty good all things considered, and doesn't appear to be infected or anything. We're planning to haul her up to the vet Monday afternoon for her rabies booster and to have my vet look at her ear and make sure its healing well.

She leads pretty well, with the exception of going into tight spaces. She's claustrophobic so it takes a minute to convince her to go, but she isn't terrible about it and hasn't tried to do anything stupid like rear or buck. She does tend to try to get ahead of me but I have her pretty much broke of that habit now.

Other than that, she loads-ish (still working on it. It takes about 10 minutes to get her loaded) and we're practicing that a lot, she's starting to get the concept of standing for the farrier, she's usually good about having her feet picked, she lets you pet her everywhere, walk behind her etc, and she ties well also. I've tied her as long as an hour without incident. She's been pretty good about taking paste too, which I'm suprised about. I haven't done any other ground work with her though just because I'm reculant to make her move too much, but she has been ponied off of the mare and gelding that I ride a few times, and did just fine.

Fayde- regarding the exact date, I'll have to ask BO this evening and get back to you. I am homeschooled but I do take classes at the college and PREP classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so that will be a factor for me. I don't go to class until 10:00 am on Thursdays though, if that helps.
    04-06-2013, 01:01 AM
5 donations so far, total is $127.86 You guys are so wonderful!! (The odd change is from converting some of the donations from dollars Canadian to US dollars.)

We'll decide what to do once we see if there's extra when we get home, but I really would like to give the rescue something. After all they had already done, and then to waive Kenzie's adoption fee, too. That's just above and beyond. I would be honored to help them if I could...or rather, WE could, since it's coming from so many folks.

Endiku, You'll have to make a shopping list of everything she is currently getting and a schedule of what and when. I'll see what's available here and what's comparable if not.
I would like to keep feeding her the same for a while at least. Though, once she gets on local pasture and hay, the nutrient difference may be enough to need adjusting for a bit. Hopefully she will settle in quickly and get on with getting healthy!

If those dates are ok with the BO, we would probably want to get a fairly early start, especially if the weather gets hot by then. Around 8:00 am or so, so you would probably be able to get to class by 10:00.

I have a feeling getting to class by 10:00 isn't going to be the problem, though. I'm afraid if you are going to need to pay attention in class, it may be better if we do this on a different day. After everything you've been through with her, I can't see this being easy for you.

Whatever you want, just let me know.

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    04-06-2013, 01:06 AM
I think you can safely post the email addy for the Paypal account. It will make it easier for people in this thread to donate when they feel the urge. If this makes you uncomfortable, PM me the info. I'll throw a little in for gas money too.
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    04-06-2013, 08:11 AM
I will donate too. Pm me the paypal email and I will send some funds your way.
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    04-06-2013, 09:47 AM
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Is there some reason you are not posting a link for a person to donate? It sure would help to facilitate making a donation.
    04-06-2013, 09:59 AM
PM me the link for the donations, too, please.

Faydesmom, I think you have 'called it' on picking a class day or not. I thought of that, too - that's going to be a very emotional day for Endiku! Hugs to you for being so supportive of Kenzie's 'mom' as well as Kenzie.
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    04-06-2013, 10:41 AM
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I don't want to publicly announce the email unless I've had verification from Fayde, but I'm still trying to stay on top of the messages ^_^

I'll definitely make a list for you. I've been able to tailor her feed down to a bit of a simpler mixture that originally, but it still take a little time. I actually prepare her meals in 'servings' that are easy for BO or someone to pour water into and dump into her feed bucket, because she's getting multiple things right now xD

If you have a tractor supply, you should have access to almost everything. The only thing I don't get from there is her aloe and slippery elm for ulcer prevention. She doesn't technically need that, its just sort of a buffer,as are the alfalfa pellets that she gets, while she is stressed.

BO is ok with either of the two dates so far, although there is a SLIGHT chance that she wouldn't be able to come out on Thursday morning (though she most likely could) because she's actually going to school again to get her OT degree. Most of her classes are online but she occasionally does have to go to UofH for tests and lectures.

You caught me on paying attention. Then again, I've been having a hard time paying attention just because I feel like I need to be planning or something! LOL. Don't worry about me though, it really is up to you. I'm sure I'll survive class if that is easier for you guys. You're already doing so much! If you do come over the weekend though, we're actually open to the public all of Saturdays for riding lessons and therapy so BO is almost always there all day, as am I. If she isn't, her husband is. Really, just decide what is best for you guys.
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    04-06-2013, 10:45 AM
Originally Posted by Taffy Clayton    
Is there some reason you are not posting a link for a person to donate? It sure would help to facilitate making a donation.
There isn't a link to post. Since the PM feature is borked and won't work for me, Endiku is pm-ing my personal e-mail addy for folks to use with PayPal's "send money to friends and family" option. If anyone want's to help but doesn't have PayPal, we can send a snail mail address to send a check or money order to.

The reason I'm not posting my personal e-mail addy here is because this is an open forum and while those responding want to help, there are sick people out there who I DON'T want to receive e-mail from!!

Thanks again to one and all, and if you have said you want to help, but haven't received a pm from Endiku yet, just post again here or pm Endiku directly and we will get you the info asap. This thread is moving pretty quick and some requests may have gotten missed.
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    04-06-2013, 07:03 PM
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Well...I lied about her being good for me while I doctor her. She was aweful today! I went out this morning to find her covered in mud from head to hoof, including globs all over her face and ear. Then ,I'm not sure if it was all of the commotion (we were REALLY busy) or if her ear was just hurting really badly today, but she kept sitting back on her haunches and offering to rear (as in, she was lifting up and jerking her head as high as possible, but her front feet never left the ground) when I was trying to clean it and apply some more sugardine. She's starting to get pretty spooky about me being on her right side as well. I eventually got some of the mud off, but not all of it. I think she opened up what scabbing she did have on the ear though, somehow- because although it wasn't bleeding it looked more raw that yesterday. *sigh* I was only able to get a little bit of sugardine on her ear as well, then did some ground work with her to attempt to get her less spooky on that side, and left it that. I was starting to get frustrated and the last thing I want to do is get myself or her hurt. I'm just not experienced enough to do a whole lot with her, poor thing.

She's looking really good as far as weight though. I can still see those ribs now that her winter coat is shedding out, but her butt and shoulders have really fleshed out in the past few weeks. I'm glad! She was feeling spunky enough to play 'racehorse' in her pen today, calling to the other horses though, which made me smile. I'm not sure I've seen her go past a trot before, and she didn't limp at all after cantering around!

Oh, and more good news! She obviously has some feeling in her ear because she was twitching that ear today! That's actually probably why her ear opened up again though :(

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