Equinelaundry - they are all set on blankets. Thank you so much!
The blind horse is back and hasn't choked so I think he's ok.
The gray horse was still at the vet clinic. I fear he may not make it but still hoping.
We got to turn everyone out today and that was great fun! Watching these guys rolling and rolling and stretching their legs just warmed my heart. One of the skinniest horses is an adorable appy mare who looks like she shouldn't even be able to get up. Well she dragged her handler all the way out and trotted and neighed, waving her puny appy tail like a flag the whole time. What charisma!
Seeing these guys in the daylight was a bit shocking. I didn't realize just how thin they truly are until the stark sunlight opened my eyes even more. I drove the whole way home in silence. No radio. Just reflecting and trying to make some sense of this illogical situation. Over and over in my mind, I tried to come up with an answer for how someone can not SEE living beings deteriorating in front of their eyes. I didn't come up with an answer.
I met rosi out there this morning, and was soooooo glad I went.
Many thanks to Plumcreek for the donations! They were much appreciated.
I was expecting (and afraid) to see sad, haunted, dead-eyed horses, but that wasn't how it was at all! Obviously they were horribly skinny with all sorts of health issues, but almost every one had bright, intelligent, kind eyes. They all got walked and turned out, and it was such a joy to see them stretching and rolling, despite the fact that they looked so much skinnier in the daylight.
The appy mare is absolutely adorable.... believe me, if I had a barn, she'd be mine!!!! I love her attitude -- she reminds me of a certain grey horse we know. Gabe's a doll, but I sure do miss having a horse with a spunk sometimes! I'd love to make a project of her (though mr. fizz would absolutely murder me)!
I spoke to Colton and Chris at Elizabeth Feed store today. He is soooooooooooo surprised and pleased that we did an auction for these horses.
He had no idea we were doing something to raise money for these horses. They were a little shocked that people would help out that way.
I personally gave them $200 for the items I bid on.
He called back about 45 mintes later and asked "exactly what are you guys doing?? What do I have to send when people callme with money?"
I told him that all they have to do is sit there and collect donated money...he was amazed and soooooooooooooooooo appreciative. He said that in the beginning there were several donations and alot of conversation and activity BUT that it had all dwindled off.
He said there are several dedicated volunteers that are going the every day and doing what they can to help but he said the feed $$ and donations have all but stopped.
Fizz, the legal aspect is complicated, but it isn't about having the money to get them back, there's a whole lot more to it. PT me if you want and I can describe what I know about the legallity of this specific case and bonding in Colorado. The laws just changed too.
Love means attention, which means looking after the things we love. We call this stable management.
- George H. Morris
By the way, Kiowa Feeds is taking donations too. That's where I dropped off my first check. They're the folks who are closest to the fairgrounds. They've been donating feed and horsey first aid stuff, buckets, forks, whatever has been needed as well.
I love how the horsey community has pulled together in a crisis like this. I hope we can keep the awareness up, keep the money and donations coming, throughout the horses' month at the fairgrounds at the very least!
where are we going, and why am I in this hand basket?
We mailed our check to Elizabeth Feed last week.
Plus a friend dropped off a check for $100 at Kiowa Feed this weekend. Didn't realize they were also taking donations til she mentioned it.
Has any one heard how the grey TB that was badly foundered is doing since going to the clinic? My friend watched them try to get him down the aisle and into the trailer--it was not a pretty sight! $%&@*&# and then some.
I was half asleep watching the news tonight (Wed.), but I thought I heard that the animals were auctioned off to good homes?? And I thought I saw rhymeswithfizz on the Channel 2 TV newscast? Did I hear right?