My new horse Ronan
Well I guess this is a good enough place as any to post my update on Ronan, the 4yr old grey QH I bought yesterday....I went to pick him up yesterday to bring him to the boarding stable. The lady I bought him from had a trailer and I paid her to transport him. The trailer she had was a little too small for him (2 horse without a middle divider but it was short.) He would load everything but his back 2 feet. So after an hour of trying to get him in the trailer, she called a friend who got him in within 20 minutes (really impressed). So, with the loading out of the way...we made it to the barn, unloaded him and walked him around. HE WAS AN ANGEL!! Never really even looked at anything....wasn't spooky at all. I walked him down the aisle of the barn, into his stall, let him just stand around and look. After about an hour, I put him in the cross-ties and gave him a good grooming, and still he was perfect. Well, he spent the night in the round pen. The barn manager told me that she would wait for me to get there today before she introduced him to the pasture and his pasture-mates. Well, when I got there today, no one was around....looked like they were out on the trails...so I go to the round pen...No Ronan...go to his stall...no Ronan...look in the pastures...No Ronan...so I start freaking out a little, thinking either something is terribly wrong or they took my horse out on the trails!!! Well, I go to the far end of the barn and see him in between the mare's pasture and the treeline to the woods....and about 50 feet from the road! Then I noticed the electric fence for the gelding's pasture was down. I walked to him (he's standing there eating really high grass). When I got to him (he was again wonderful and actually walked towards me when I came up) I noticed that he was cut up pretty bad on his back and a few on his legs....After the managers came back, we eventually figured out that another pasture-mate had a severe cut on his right rear leg. So, it looks like the two must have been fighting or something and Ronan ran into the fence and somehow Doc cut his leg. (And the thing is...the manager said he's been extremely quiet in the pasture ALL DAY!!! That's why they left on the ride and they were only gone 30 minutes.....So...Ronan's 1st full day at his new home...he gets cut up badly and is roaming out by the road for 30 minutes! Lord, I hope tomorrow isn't as eventful! FYI Doc's cut seems to be doing ok, we bandaged it and put both of them up for the night and for tomorrow. Going to see how it is tomorrow and call the vet if need be. Ronan is doing fine. I'm sure he'll be extremely sore for the next couple of days...so much for starting his schooling anytime soon!!!