Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Quad update~good news!!!

Hubby and I drove up to the ranch yesterday to check on Quad's progress and we were so happy to see him feeling normal! YEAH! He was perky and demanding more food! Hubby took him for a nice, long walk and then we let him loose in the arena for a while. He was interested in the other horses and had a nice afternoon there. Then, back to his corral for his bran mash. OF COURSE he grabbed his bowl, threw it into the air, and spilled bran mash everywhere! What a character he is! Fortunately, I had just swept his rubber mats, so he just licked them clean. He even put his ears back at his neighbor ("MY mash! Go away!) His eyes were alert, his head was up, he wasn't looking at his tummy. Ahhhh....what a relief! THANK YOU, everyone, for your good thoughts and prayers. I need to stay at school this afternoon and get my room ready for Back to School on Tuesday, so Cathy will give him his psyllium this afternoon. He gets it for 10 days, then every other day for the next 20 days, so that's a whole month. Here are a few pics of Quad yesterday afternoon. It is so good to see him feeling better. He's such a sweetheart! I'l post pics of Sunni being ridden tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

So glad he's feeling much better!

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

That's great news. The picture of Quad stepping his his food dish reminds me... The reason why someone probably hasn't invented placing a grid or grate over a feed trough that sits on the ground is because a horse could get it's hoof caught in it. One solution almost always causes another set of problems.

Molly said...

Quad is such a good, friendly boy that it is painful to see him hurting. I'm glad he's back to normal and gobbling up his medicine.