UPDATES ON OUR APRIL BUCKET FUND BABIES! Goliath, Sinclair and Oscar!






I have great updates for all of these babies!

FIRST:  GOLIATH!

Goliath was an additional baby we added to the Emergency call.  His story is here.  Goliath was born too large with contracted tendons.  He could not stand to nurse.  The LRTC team brought him in, gave him plasma, antibiotics, meds for his tendons and he wore splints until his ankles healed properly.

Then the team created a harness to help him stand and learn how to maneuver.  His progress is amazing!

HERE ARE THREE VIDEOS OF THE NEW GOLIATH

  1.  Harness Training Video:  Goliath needed support to stand up and use his legs.

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2)  Practice Makes Perfect Video:  Goliath learns to get up on his own…

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3)  Wahoooo!  Everything but brakes Video:  Goliath is learning his gaits… but reverse and stop still need work.

Goliath learning his gaits… but reverse and stop need help. Click to watch

HE ALSO LIKES TO LICK TREES

A foal after my own heart… they tell me that Goliath loves trees and licks them every morning.

Licking a tree

Licking another tree… they say he does this every day.

Goliath is 1 week old next to this full sized mini horse. Goliath is massive!

NEXT:  SINCLAIR

Sinclair was our original April Bucket Fund baby.  She was found on the range, failing because his mother had no milk.  She was also roughed up in a scuffle between horses.  Sinclair was in very bad shape.  You can read her original story here.

Her mother had no milk and she had been roughed up in a scuffle

Sinclair NOW

Brave Sinclair meeting the big horses!

Her eye is almost healed and she has a new, pretty purple halter!

3)  OSCAR

Oscar was found separated from his herd – and running with the wrong herd.  Poor Oscar was only 24 hours old, without a mother.  He was falling behind and failing.  The LRTC team picked him up, gave him plasma, meds, milk… (They first tried to reunite him with his dam, but she was no longer interested… and Oscar was in very poor shape – he needed to be helped.)

They named him “Oscar” because he is very attached to a green garbage bin.  He stands next to it and demands to be bottle fed next to the bin.

His original story is here.

Oscar was with the wrong herd and was failing.

OSCAR NOW

It has been a week and Oscar is doing well… he has become best friends with Sinclair.

Handsome Oscar

Best buds: Oscar and Sinclair

NO PICS ON STITCH YET… but he is still living with his Nurse Mare and doing great!

WE ALSO HELPED 3 OTHER FOALS…

Our funds have also helped three other foals who were attacked by dogs.  The LRTC Team was very grateful to have access to our funds because it allowed them to make critical decisions based on the foals’ needs, not budget.

Sadly, all three were not viable.  One fought for three days, but eventually crashed due to meningitis.  The other two were evaluated, treated and brought to the hospital – but their wounds were too severe and sepsis infection set in.

THE LRTC ALL VOLUNTEER TEAM WORKS TIRELESSLY.  THEY SO APPRECIATE THIS FUNDING WHICH ALLOWS THEM TO ADMINISTER  WHAT THESE FOALS NEED, NOT WHAT IS BUDGETED. THANK YOU THANK YOU.

All donations are 100% tax deductible.  I know many are not able to work now… I totally understand.  But if you can donate, it would be so greatly, GREATLY appreciated.



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3 comments have been posted...

  1. dawndi Post author

    Hi Linda! I thought so, too… and asked. Evidently, he has learned this from another grown horse whom he watches and admires greatly.

  2. linda b pearson

    Goliath is licking trees to try to meet nutritional defincies, maybe minerals or something else.

  3. Debbie Mollner

    Oh my, these videos and pix are wonderful. They make me so happy. Thanks so much for saving these fur babies!!!!

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