APRIL AND MAY 2017 BUCKET FUND RECEIPTS! And updates on wry-mouthed baby Barbara and Chatterbox/Blue!






April’s Bucket Fund baby was wry-mouthed Barbara.  She has to be 6 months old before she can have her surgery, so while she grows… here is an update!

Little Shane has been teaching her just about everything he can while she is waiting for her surgery!

Barbara’s new friend is a Lusitano colt of Alan Pogue’s.  They get along great!

April Bucket Fund Receipt!

Look at Barbara now!

Here she is, running with her new friend!

MAY’S BUCKET FUND HORSES:  CHATTERBOX, the rare Fell’s Pony Stallion, and Blue!

Here is a photo of when they both came in …

AND HERE THEY ARE NOW!…

May Bucket Fund receipt

This is Chatterbox… finally strong enough and stable enough to have his feet done.

Blue has filled out nicely. He had his feet done, too.

Here they are, on an uphill paddock to hopefully build their strength and balance.

Buds.  They’ve come through a lot together!

A NOTE FROM DARLA OF STRAWBERRY MOUNTAIN MUSTANGS.

The dynamic duo is now out to pasture on one of our hillsides. Progress seems to have stalled a bit, so we’re hopeful this slope will help them build some muscle as we continue the supplementation. As you can see, Chatters seems to have stalled on the weight gain. We continue to tweak and adjust protein levels in conjunction with the E supplements. At this point they remain on 10,000 iu’s daily.

Gaits are still wobbly and weak for Blue, stiff and rigid for Chatters. The boys had one amazing massage last week and we hope to schedule a chiropractic visit soon.

June 8th will mark the two month anniversary of their intake. Our goal, per advice from UC Davis and our local veterinarian, is continued improvement up through six months.

THANK YOU, EVERYONE, FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN HELPING THESE HORSES!


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ANOTHER SHELTER!! Life is changing around here!!






I’m so excited, I can hardly stand it!!  Another shelter!

THE STORY

So I went into the local shelter place, EQ-WINE COVERS, with my producing money in hand, to purchase another 27 x 18 steel shelter.  My plan is to make a ‘two-stall plus shade aisle’ type of structure in Norma and Dodger’s area.  The goal is to have a ‘sick bay’ for anyone I need to tend to this winter.  And, when not in use, it can double as a grooming shelter or anything else.

OK, so I went into the shelter place… and ordered it.   Yay!  Just ordering it felt so good!   I’ve waited (and so have the horses…) for so long, it seems.

Well, I must have gone in on the right day because as we were talking (I had purchased the first shelter from them, so she recognized me), I told her how our place is barren and we need anything and everything to create wind breaks and shade and weather protection…

AND FROM THAT… she said, well, we can give you a shelter … – it will be used material, but it will all go together perfectly.  She said that she admired that Horse and Man raised money for horses in need!

Ohmygosh!!!!!!

So, when they delivered the shelter that I purchased, they also delivered an 18 x 18 used shelter for free!   All I had to do was hire a guy to put it up!  And I did.  Yesterday.

I decided to put it in the rectangular paddock since it didn’t have any shade.  Now, it does!  Now I can separate the big gang of Finn, BG, Wrigley, Missy Miss and Mo.  Missy Miss and Mo need to be alone for a while so that she can lose weight and also so that I can work with them more – without being constantly Wrigley-bugged.

PHOTOLOG

I’m sitting in Marty’s Grooming Hut with Josue’s son, Enoc. Enoc is telling me all about his life as we watch his Dad put up the shelter.

I thought this shot was interesting… see how the light reflected off the metal roof makes Josue’s face so bright? In production, we call that a ‘shiny board’. The lighting guys use a portable reflective, silver board to catch the light and bounce it off of an actor’s face – just like it is doing here in this shot.

This was taken the next morning. Finn and BG decided to take over the rectangular paddock for today, so I locked them in there.

As you can barely see here on the right side of frame, in the morning, the new shelter throws shade over the feeder in the big paddock, too!  Good thing the roof cleared the little Sycamore tree!  (You can see Wrigley eating out of the feeder in the larger paddock.)

This was Annie and Gwen this morning. They want treats.

Below you can see the shelter that I bought, which is the same size as Annie and Gwen’s shelter (27 x 18), laying on the ground here. It will go up as soon as we get a part that was added and didn’t arrive with this package. Hopefully it will be within this month. The shelter place is so busy, it is difficult to be scheduled in.

INDEED, A GREAT DAY!


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