Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Denver Colorado
• Horses: 0
...then I walked Tommy abit. Janice told me to get into a fast walk,which I did. Then a trot..which I couldn't, but will next time. Janice reminded me (as I started to leak weepy things), that I had a severe accident, I gave up, it's been a long time, & I was a novice in the beginning, & still am..after all that, & it'll be ok. Okay.
When I went back to finish cleaning 3 pens (2 horses together in on), Janice saw mare Bree @ the end of the back row lieing down in distress, even I could see it wasn't a rest, her right hind was pawing @ her belly. I pulled out my 'barrow & rack & went to help.
Turned out ok, Janice said was a mild-going-to-not'so'mild gas colic. She'd gone & gotten stethoscope/thermometer (her stethoscope is junk,btw..going to give her my Litman's I never use, as work as good ones). Learned alot in a very short time. Saw the difference in Bree's lower belly, saw agitated quivers in her withers. I held her while Janice gave her a med to take the edge off her pain & relax her, & while she got her temp. Found out where a horse's pulse is...cool. Janice had called the owner right after the med, so she got there after a little bit. By then Bree was better, after some mighty farts (as for the mucking remainder I had to do, cleaned Bree's so Janice could see a new incoming deposit, & J&J will get done tomorrow).
Was very relieved Bree was ok. Told Janice if I'd found her like that when she had already gone, I'd have called her first, so she could tell me what was next to do. She said that would've been the right thing to do.
That was my day. I wanted to work w/Tommy a bit longer, but my hips wouldn't let me. But, learned alot today.
Am pooped. Still have to iron uniforms! Back to work tomorrow. Blessings on all.
Onward & Upward, I'm Not Done Yet...