So at the ranch we got in two new rescues on Thursday. We got a 21 year old mare, breed unknown, and a 20+ year old Donkey. They came from the counties fire chief. He got prostate cancer and has been hospitalized for the past month and he had his sister taking care of his animals. His fire-buddies noticed that they weren't properly being taking care of, and since the fire chief is slowly dieing, they brought them to the rescue. The chief has had the mare for 17 years and she's not techinally abused but she is really really obese, might be due to the fact that she has been on straight alpha her whole life. The donkey he has had few years. She is a true rescue. He first rescued her from a couple of 'Mexican Cowboys' who literally beat the **** out of her every single day. She was thin when the fire chief took her in and she was put on alpha straight away, bad move. But they are now settling in and getting weaned off of alpha. The more donkey though, I just want to cry whenever I'm around her. You can't get within 20 feet of her without her trotting away. Since she's been here I've been haltering and gentling grooming her everyday and it each day it takes less and less time to catch her. So meet the new girls!
Meeting the neighboring horses
Once she slims down she is going to be stunning
Hiding from me
She so pretty
Her back is horrible. The vet is coming out to look at her soon
Finally caught her
Me and her, she wasn't very happy
In other news. I'm heading back to Alabama for a whole month! I'm leaving Thursday and coming back on Jan. 6. I'm so excited! I'm going to be working with my Paw Paw and cousin and at a small racetrack in Florida. I'm even going to ride at least twice while I'm there. I'm also going to be visiting my old mare and I'm going to go to Georgia for a couple of days to visit old friends. In Georgia we're going to go on an all day trail ride and then camp out in the woods then ride back to the stable, talk about exciting. So I'll probably have a butt load of photos to share.
Also I've made my first payment on my new filly and I should be bringing her home in March of next year. I measured her yesterday and she's already 15hh and she;s only a year and half!! Heres a photo of her from yesterday.
So that's my news I hope everyone has a save and fun holiday!