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Poor Troubadour…






OK, I think I failed Troubadour a little bit.  You see, I posted his February Emergency Bucket Fund story on a Friday – last Friday.  I knew better.  I never post big stories on Fridays… because those are the least read days, followed by Sat/Sun and Monday – also more quiet days.  Because I made that decision, Troubadour’s Bucket is not very full.  I let him down.

So, I’m posting about Troubadour again, now, today.

He was left in horrid conditions and he is in very poor health.  Pictures tell 1000 words.  IF you have Starbucks money or car seat change, please donate to this sweet, stunted 4 year-old TWH baby stud.  He needs food, care, worming, dental work,  skin treatments and to be gelded once he is strong enough.  Thank you in advance!

All donations are 100% tax deductibleMany, Many thanks!  We are $750 away from our goal to help this sweet, kind, trusting boy… who allowed rescuers to halter him and – gently – lead him out of there!

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Nails everywhere, broken pallets, sharp metals, thick manure, filthy water and no food. That hay was thrown there when the owner saw animal control.

Horrible conditions. A very depressed, young horse.  That nasty liquid in the cooler was the only water available.

He is very skinny and has skin issues – besides having worn a calf halter way too high and tight on his face.  That hay was put out there the morning he was rescued.  He had no food earlier.

As soon as he was released, he dove into this muddy water. It was better than what he had.

VET’S REPORT

Vet report

TROUBADOUR AFTER A GOOD GROOMING!

What a fine, young horse.  He deserves a boost after what he has endured.  Thank you!

Troubadour with a halter that fits, and a good grooming session.



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GRASSHAPPY HORSES! The rain comes again tonight, but for now, horse heaven.






Today, the farrier came.  We talked, we laughed… and I totally forgot to take any pics!

Not one.  Nada.

So, tonight, after feeding, I brought out my camera and took pics of grasshappy horses!  On the rotation, it was the Tennessee Walkers and Morgan night.  (I try to graze in the 5 acres at night, when the grass is less potent.)

I opened the gates.   First came BG.  Then Wrigley, of course.  He came running once he noticed that the gate was open.  Then Finn sauntered out.  Then Gwen.  She was the furthest away and also she’s the oldest.    She takes her time.  Smart girl.

Happy horses.  5 acres of low, new grass.  Dangerous but lovely.

First, Beautiful Girl.

Then BG up front and Wrigley behind.

Then Finn inserted himself – on right.

Here we have Gwen on the left, BG, Wrig behind and an arrow showing Finn’s tail.

PONY HEAVEN, DONKEY, TOO!

Little Dodger is a bit afraid to go into the big field.  He will only go if Norma goes with him, and he stays by the fence.  I think he isn’t confident anymore, since he doesn’t see as well and doesn’t hear hardly at all.

So, since he yearns for green grass, and there is PLENTY outside of his paddock, Hubby lugged over some panels so that I could erect a little green grass stall.

I figure I can make a little maze out of panels.  Extending every few days… fresh grass… a little more… pretty soon they will have the whole area around their paddock nice and mowed!

Here is Dodger walking into his new grass carpeted stall.

I love this shot of his beard. Norma follows with her dense and curly coat. She is a curly coated donkey.

It is a very small area. I don’t want any founder. As you can see, we have lots of room to extend out and lots and lots of grass in their futures!

You can see that they are in a very small area. Lots of room to expand.

Hubby hauled a bunch of panels out across this area. I will set them up outside each paddock – but right now, the ground is so saturated, I cannot let the heavier horses out on it – even just standing. They will sink in and make the ground full of hoof holes.

OUR FEBRUARY EMERGENCY BUCKET FUND IS STARTING VERY SLOWLY!  Starbuck’s money?  Car seat change?   Troubadour’s story linked here.  To donate, click here!  THANK YOU!  All donations are 100% tax deductible.

 


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