Raine came in at the start of November, because she became ill and had to have anti-biotics and everything, and with the illness, she drastically lost weight and it didn't look good at all. So we got her in as soon as possible and treated her and now she's looking awesome, and full of energy.
She's put on alot of weight now and you can't see her ribs, or even barely feel them
So I have photo's today for once. I havn't been able to take any for a while because of the weather and as you can see by the photo's, the state of the field. At the back is fine, but no, they choose to stand at the gate all day.
We put Raine out today, and got Gypsy in, because she's suffering badly from mud fever. (Not surprised with the field)
My dad's keeping my brothers home this week to build temporary stables, which will be like an indoor stable, just so that the girl's can come in over the christmas holidays.
So, updates on the other horses.
Chase - Fat and furry, she's still not too happy about living out, and she look's bored all day. She's still greedy though, but want's nothing to do with anyone. She hates having her ear's scratched and stuff. Which is unlike her.
Gypsy - Got her in today because of the mud fever, and so we're treating her and will probably have to leave her in until the other stables are done, but she's looking well, thank god.
Fenda - She's fine, she's coping outside. We're just trying to keep the weight on her because she's a hard keeper. But she's eating plenty and is happy-ish. She can't wait to come in though.
Breeze - Breeze is ok, lost all her mane from what look's like sweet itch, which is very odd to have in the winter. She doesn't look like an Andalusian at the moment She's got a huge fluffy winter coat and yeah :/
Luca - Not a happy horse, he's been bored out of his mind. He hasn't been ridden much and so he's very fat He was happy to see Gypsy for a change, he was getting bored of seeing Raine, haha. So he's perked up abit with his lover next door, lmfao.
Willow - Look's like a thellwell pony right now. So fluffy and chunky He's still a little nighmare and he's such a little porker.
Raine - Already updated at the top, but here are photo's!
I bet these will be huge now :/ And maybe some duplicates knowing me.
Shh, I'm using a laptop and I hate them.
It was freaking scary and I have never felt so sick in my life.
My brother had come to tell me and my mum to check on the horses cause Fenda was galloping about, and so we did.
They saw us and thought "FOOD!".
So they bombed down the field towards the gate.
Raine was galloping and all of a sudden, somersaulted (And I mean, literally somersaulted) and she landed in such a way, I have no idea how she didn't snap her neck, it was that bad. She looked completely mangled and we thought she'd gone there and then.
She wasn't moving.
My heart just went, and I couldn't breathe, I was so scared and felt so sick. I couldn't deal with a dead horse after what I've been through.
Me and my mum frantically try un-doing the gate to get to her, and just as we got it open, she moved, she was struggling to get up, thrashing about with her head buried in the mud, she could have also drowned. It's so thick with mud.
She managed to get her head up, and then led on her side for a bit and I really do think it knocked the wind out of her.
Her face, neck and everything was completely dripping with mud and water, and oh man, I'm so glad she didn't kill herself.
With the way my luck is going this year, this would have been one of the worst for me, she's my little baby, and I can't bare anything happening to my horses.
I really really don't know how she didn't snap her neck :/ It's a miracle and I'm just so glad.
She's going to be so stiff and sore :(
We're in the middle of cleaning out the garage and another part of the garage to make 3 stables. As soon as their done, their all coming in.
Breeze is lame
We have had to stable her over next door's yard.
She's not too happy at the moment, as she's neighing a bit.
She's with Splash though, so she's not alone.
It's too late and dark to actually look at her tonight, but we have given her some bute-x or (whatever it's called)
Well, I have rubbed her leg's down with straw, to try and get as much mud as I can off.
I'm going to see to her first thing in the morning. I already think it's mud fever.
She doesn't have much of a winter coat on her leg's, and so with how cold it's been lately, it could be like a type of burn.
My poor baby.
It's just coming up 10PM, so you can see why I can't deal with her properly tonight. The neighbours were just about ready for bed when we phoned.
We have one more spare stable left at the moment, so we're cleaning that out and that will be it. The dog's aren't going to be too happy, as they go in there when their out in the pen to lie down.
They live in the stable with my brothers at night, because they get cold out.
(I know their snow dog's, but they feel the cold here, because obviously they wern't born in their countries)
On another note, we were sorting out the rugs, just straightening them up and stuff, and we had a look at Fenda underneath, since she doesn't do too well keeping weight on, but she's looking freaking great, and look's in foal. (We did actually put her in foal near the end of July?)
I'm not getting my hopes up this time, as she lost the last foal just after the house burnt down.
But still, meh.
All horses are doing fine now.
Gypsy, Breeze and Raine are all on bute, and are looking like their feeling much better.
Breeze had to come back over because she wouldn't stop screaming through the night, and I just didn't want her injuring herself more.
It wasn't mud fever with Breeze, she had a kick, because I found a wound on her back leg, and it was the only one that was puffy and had heat. So I am treating that, and she's walking much better now.
So I'm hoping *touches wood* that nothing will go wrong, I just can't deal with all this day in, day out.
Those are some gorgeous pictures. I love horses and I don't think I've ever taken a bad picture of a horse. I've been training horses for a number of years now and it is the best job in the world. Check out my horse pictures on Saddle Up with Dennis Brouse > Home . I have a video of my new TV show there too and in the TV series section, there is a link to all the photos.