With all these skinny new horses, we have to keep an eye on their health. Kathleen was getting worried about some cuts on poor Mabel’s legs, and we both thought she seemed sad. We weren’t sure if she was sick or what.
So today they took her to yet another equine facility, and Kathleen liked them a lot. Mabel got all bandaged up so she can heal from what are apparently rope burns from being tied, from a previous owner. That makes us all even more glad she is here now. Other than her weight, though, she’s okay. Her sadness is just her taking time to adjust to her new surroundings, which makes sense.
I think she already feels better, because while confined to the mini-pen we discovered can be made from our flexible gates, she actually came up to me and asked to be rubbed on. What a good sign!
Meanwhile, my little pony Andrew (not really a pony) is also feeling better. Today’s the first day his eye hasn’t been all goopy in a week! I’m sure he’s glad people aren’t messing with his eyelids anymore!
Today Lee had to take his car in for recalls in Rockdale, so I followed him and took the opportunity to get horse supplies from Tractor Supply. The highlight, for my steeds, was new hanging feed bowls for them, like Kathleen’s horses have. These hang on the fence and give them a chance to eat at a different height, which I read is good for them.
I also got a different girth for Drew, the kind the nephew recommended, and wormer for Fiona. She will love THAT. Plus, I got new treats. No sugar, low carb ones for a certain tubby paint horse. He ate one, so I guess they’re ok!
Don’t worry, dog lovers, my next blog will feature them!
2 thoughts on “All the Horse Health News That Fits the Blog”
It’s always wonderful to see the care and attention that horse owners put into the well-being of their equine companions. I was glad to hear that Mabel is healing well and adjusting to her new surroundings. It’s also good to hear that Andrew’s eye is feeling better. One thing that I’ve found helpful in maintaining my horse’s health is using a horse calming supplement. These supplements can help to reduce stress and anxiety in horses, which can lead to a healthier and happier horse. Keep up the great work with your horses!
Looks like Mabel had a cut too on her nose. Glad you have her now also.