DBA, you'll be the next "viral video" lol
My friend I rode with yesterday just called me in tears. She adopted 2 babies several months ago. One has been doing real well, the other, smaller, younger, skinnier, hasn't been gaining the weight the first had. A couple weeks ago, the younger one coliced, they got him thru it. Well, today he coliced again, the other colt trampled him and broke his neck, so they had to put him down. Totally avoidable if people would just quit breeding unwanted babies! (and I can talk with a pregnant mare, but the baby is wanted and will have it's forever home with me).
My rescue mare, Lil, had quit gaining weight, I was getting worried about her, but has started gaining again, so I feel better! Can't wait for her to gain enough so I can start riding her!
Today the grandkids were over, I got my paint mare out, older arthritic horse, but very kid friendly. Does well with lighter weights, but no adults or large kids to ride. Anyway, the led the grandkids around on her for awhile, she started limping, so I told them she had enough. I put her up. The whole time I was leading her around, my sorrel mare, Cat (the pregnant one) had green eyes! JEALOUS!!! She was running and bucking wanting the attention. When I let Stormy (paint mare) loose, Cat chased her and Lil off, and kept them from coming back for treats from the kids! Her cutting horse heritage came out, she was like a machine keeping the other 2 back. Lol