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.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Mr. Poopy Pants

Apparently while we were gone, it was really windy for a couple days at the ranch and Quad reached through his corral pipes and knocked over my gallon jug of Coco-Soya oil and ATE it off the sand! Or, licked it up. Cathy came out and found out that he had diarrhea and was pooping out tons of sand. So, yesterday he still had a stomach ache. He wasn't in pain, just lots of runny stuff (with sand). Apparently the oil was also cleaning him out, so he wasn't in a good mood. POOR BABY! She emailed me last night and said she is giving him small meals and he is doing much better! What a dufus! Sorry for the dark photo...I forgot that I had the camera on manual setting and all my photos from yesterday came out dark! And, this is hubby's Nikon. Mine had dust spots on the inside and hubby tried to blow them out, but they just moved to another spot on the mirror, so he took mine in to the camera store. The owner said, "Where does your wife keep her camera? In a BARN?"....apparently it was so dirty it took him 30 minutes to clean out all the dust and dirt! Lesson learned. Be careful when you take your camera out to the horse ranch! So, now that I've taken hubby's up there on a windy day, his will probably need to be cleaned before we head back to the Sierras in June! I'm so relieved that Quad is recovering! He was probably reaching out for the grass which is growing alongside all the horse corrals, knocked over the oil, and ingested it, along with the grass! Another lesson learned. Don't leave your oil too close to your horses' corral!


lisa said...

Poor Baby! Hard to beleive what they can get into if they can;) Happy Easter.

Sir Darby said...

Oh man, I bet he is wishing he made a better choice.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Uh oh! Good thing it's all coming out...and not staying in, right?
Good thing I keep all of our horse supplies locked up in the tack room. Whew!
Wish we could buy some kind of plastic wrap to protect our cameras from debris. All I've been doing the past couple months is photographing in the fierce winds, the sandstorms, and in dusty arenas and barns. lol!