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Great update on Gus the Feral Shetland Pony

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  • Great update on Gus the Feral Shetland Pony

    Here's the evidence:



    he let me halter him, finally. I led him next to his new best friend, Donkeyotee, all the way over to the horse barn. Donkey watched form their new corral while I tied him in a stall (solid post) and groomed him. I just did the rubber curry comb and he LOVED it. I have using my fingers in a similar fashion so it was pretty normal for him. He also accepted a regular brush. I wonder if he's seen this stuff before but just had bad experiences and needed a refresher. He's in with his donkey buddy and we'll try cross ties and more grooming tomorrow.

    Yay, Feargus!!!
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    Wonderful!!! I love Gus!!

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      AWESOME!
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        God he's cute!
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          I didn't touch his mane or his hooves today, but just wait....

          As soon as he lets me pick up his feet, I am calling the farrier. Poor little pony has cracks and really needs trimming. In fact, I think I'll try to get the vet and farrier out at the same time. A little woosy juice and then we can vaccinate and trim the little booger.
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            Originally posted by microbovine View Post
            I didn't touch his mane or his hooves today, but just wait....

            As soon as he lets me pick up his feet, I am calling the farrier. Poor little pony has cracks and really needs trimming. In fact, I think I'll try to get the vet and farrier out at the same time. A little woosy juice and then we can vaccinate and trim the little booger.
            And floating, bean-checking, ear checking, etc, etc.... having worked with a few wary & wildish ones here, when they aren't used to handling/ have issues, that first 'major catch-up' date for health care can get stressful and the chemistry helps everyone have a positive experience. Don't waste a good dose of drugs, plan to get it all over with at once if you can! Calm expectations and unaided care on a rotation can come later.
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              He's so cuuuuute!!! I wish my TB had a forelock like that!
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                Thanks, so often we get interested in a post and then it ends and we don't hear the rest of the story.
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                • #9
                  YAY!! And good grief he's adorable.

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                    Awesome! Congrats!
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                    • #11
                      Awww Good old Gus! that is awesome, he looks very proud!

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                      • #12
                        What a cutie.
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                          I can't wait to find out how old he actually is. I am guessing six, based on quick looks at his teeth.
                          “Pray, hope, and don't worry.”

                          St. Padre Pio

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                            Goodness....he is way too cute.

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                            • #15
                              YAY! And that face is way to cute! Can't imagine ever being able to get mad at him! lol

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                                Yesterday, I introduced Gus to crossties, which went well. I just waited while he figured out where he could move and how far. He settled in pretty quickly and let me approach him with the, now familar, rubber curry comb and brush. I showed him a few more brushes and let him smell them before and after using them on him.

                                Gus did great with his feet yesterday. I picked both front hooves after a few tries. I also combed out his mane (he had snarls and knots). The only thing he didn't like was fly spray. I managed to get him to accept the noise sprayed nearby and quit that for now.

                                We'll get a little better on the fronts before I try the back feet. I am very proud of him though. I think this is mostly new. I thought perhaps he had done this before when I caught him, but he really doesn't seem to know much, like why I am interested in his feet. Poor fellow! They look awful. No slippers, but long and cracked. I'm waiting to hear back from the vet as to which day he can come out next week. The farrier said any day is good. I can't wait until his feet are trimmed a few times and start to feel better.

                                I think the breakthrough happened because I put our donkey in with him for a week and he saw me handle the donkey. When I went in to catch them both, I haltered the donkey first and then persuaded Gus with treats and he let me halter him pretty quickly. I led them on either side of me and that also made him comfy. Now, they are housed in an extra big stall with a paddock for now. I need to build a feeder and finish the stall mats in their permanant stall.
                                “Pray, hope, and don't worry.”

                                St. Padre Pio

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                                  Oh, and it's power pack time for my herd, so Gus will be introduced to Quest very soon. His fecal was clear but that doesn't show everything so our vet recommmends hitting them this time of year anyway.
                                  “Pray, hope, and don't worry.”

                                  St. Padre Pio

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                                    He is making very rapid progress! That is so cool that Donkeyotee is taking care of Gus. More pictures, please?
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                                      I'll work on that today.

                                      Oh! And I took the halter off. I think he will be easy enough to catch again.
                                      “Pray, hope, and don't worry.”

                                      St. Padre Pio

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                                        Awesome news!!! And God, he is THE most adorable pony I have EVAR seen!
                                        What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!

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