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Good news for my boy...but need jingles for a sweet mare & her girl. Update

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  • Good news for my boy...but need jingles for a sweet mare & her girl. Update

    Today was supposed to be a routine vet visit for our barn, spring shots/Coggins plus a re-check of my gelding's stifle that he injured last fall and another boarder's mare who has PSSM and has been having a rough week due to a pasture injury.

    My boy, who has been doing rehab under saddle, was cleared to go back into regular dressage work, working back slowly for fitness, of course. Our vet says there's no reason he can't do some maiden-level eventing later this year, and that he looks just fine for an 18-year-old.

    Pretty mare was feeling lousy this morning, and was given painkillers and I think a muscle relaxant and after a little bit of turnout, was feeling better, eating grass and hay, and drinking a little though still not interested in grain. Vet drew blood to check enzyme levels as well.

    Her owner, another boarder, and I went to lunch and while we were there, the vet called. Pretty mare was in kidney failure, and needed to be shipped to the VA Tech clinic ASAP to give her a chance. Our vet said he was floored, because she showed none of the symptoms he'd expect for something like that.

    Pretty mare is owned and much loved by a great teenage girl. Kid is a caring and conscientious young rider, pretty mare is her first horse and is awfully important to her-she's had a rough go of things in the last couple of years for various reasons, and mare has been her anchor though those tough tween-to-teen years.

    They're on their way to Tech now. If anyone can spare a few jingles for Whisper and her kid and her mom, it would mean a lot.

    Right now, I don't care if my boy ever sets foot in the show ring again. I just want to hug him and be thankful for him. And when and if pretty mare's kid feels like riding again, I'm going to offer him to her for show season.
    Last edited by HenryisBlaisin'; Apr. 11, 2013, 05:25 PM. Reason: Update

  • #2
    Jingling like mad. Poor kid and her horse.


    • #3
      Jingles, hugs, and prayers for Whisper & her kid.
      Disclaimer: Just a beginner who knows nothing about nothing


      • #4
        Originally posted by ldaziens View Post
        Jingles, hugs, and prayers for Whisper & her kid.

        "I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a thoroughbred horse." -- John Galsworthy


        • #5
          Oh, goodness, lots of jingles for Whisper!
          If thou hast a sorrow, tell it not to the arrow, tell it to thy saddlebow, and ride on, singing. -- King Alfred the Great


          • #6
            Mega jingles for Whisper and her people!
            where am I, what day is it, am I still having a good time?


            • #7
              What the heck would do THAT??? Never heard of or seen some of these conditions, and I've been in the horse biz for over 35 years! I wonder if some of our modern feeds/lack of turnout are causing these things, or is it genetic?


              • #8
                Jingles for the pretty mare!!!!

                Henry glad your horse is doing better!
                Unrepentant carb eater


                • #9
                  Lots of jingles for Whisper from S. Calif.!!!


                  • #10
                    Sending prayers. Keep us posted.


                    • #11
                      Jingles!! Life at the barn is hellish right now, but I always have to remember that it could be so much worse. Keeping Whisper and her kid in my thoughts. Please keep us posted.


                      • #12
                        Jingling for Whisper and all who love her.


                        • #13
                          Many Jingles for Whisper!
                          You have to have experiences to gain experience.

                          1998 Morgan mare Mythic Feronia "More Valley Girl Than Girl Scout!"


                          • #14


                            • #15
                              Big jingles for Whisper and her kid.

                              A Wandering Albertan - NEW Africa travel blog!


                              • #16
                                Lots of Massachusetts jingles for Whisper and her girl.
                                What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!


                                • #17
                                  Lunatic essay author aside, horses really can make a huge difference in how our kids grow into adulthood. Mega jingles for everyone involved.
                                  McDowell Racing Stables

                                  Home Away From Home


                                  • #18
                                    Lots of jingles!
                                    "One person's cowboy is another person's blooming idiot" -- katarine

                                    Spay and neuter. Please.


                                    • #19
                                      Jingles for Whisper and her young friend. Henry, glad about your boy and commend you for thinking ahead to help the girl. Whatever happens, she will need support.


                                      • #20
                                        Huge jingles for Whisper and her mom.