That sounds like a really good idea Celeste. That way even after the mare is healthy again, if theres germs in the pasture or on something, she'll have a little 'extra' going for her. Anything helpful is good, since I'm sure she'll be more susceptible when she's stressed in a new home than normal.
I have more pictures for you guys! I totally forgot to take another one of her leg though o.o whoops. She's wet in half of them because she had a bath. She sweats even when she's just standing around and she gets disgusting, so I hose her off just to cool her down and get all of the sweat off once a day and she gets a 'bubble bath' every other week.
Saddest, most hilarious thing ever xD she's being boarded in her old pen but has a new paddock buddy (so now its a 16 year old mare Bess, then new buddy, and her) because he was just weaned and they have nowhere else to put him. He's SUPER spunky and Kenzie doesn't know what to think of him. Apparently she thinks she's just 'way' too old for him and mostly ignores him while he pesters her about playing. The sad part though? She's 21 months old. He's 4 months old
and literally two inches shorter than her. He's a big baby, but wow xD way to make Kenzie look short. I'm not even sure exactly what breeds he is... they said his dad is a TB, and his dam was out of a National Show horse and a QH so he's like Thoroughbred/Arabian/Quarter horse/ASB who-the-heck-knows-what-else. He's STOUT and seems to be well built though, surprisingly. I was hoping the two of them would play but so far they've grazed a little together and Kenzie has sat around watching him prance around, and that's about it.
So here they are, Busch and the midget TB ;)
'be aloof. Maybe if I act all mature she'll decide she can hang with me'
'is she noticing me yet?'
'MUHTHUR. He's bothering me. I can't associate with immaturity at such heights as he exhibits obviously
so you should tell him to just bug off. Feed me now?'
'Honestly. Do you really expect me to play with him? What do I look like, a babysitter?'
'NOW will you play?!'
after a bath, looking exhausted after such an awful babysitting experience. Poor poor Kenzie.
My girlie <3 looking as annoyed as ever I see...LOL.
then this cute little girl came up and asked to help me groom Kenzie, and I couldn't resist. So she gave her a 'makeover' including a brushed tail and braided forelock. (How cool is that? We've officially cured the head shyness with lots of poll scratches and ear rubs!)