Mama Tess update! Still cruising around the ranch…


Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 | Filed under Mama Tess




Some of you often ask after MT… you like to hear about MT and her progress.  So, today I thought I’d write a little bit.

Right now, she is pretty much maintaining with not much remarkable external progress.  Her feet are growing, as usual, but nothing earth shattering.  She still has bouts of abscesses and bouts of no abscesses.

I think she is healing from the inside out.

Why do I say that?  Well…I can’t really see what is healing right now, but I can feel it.

And, she looks like a million bucks for a 24 year-old chronically ill mare.  You’d never know it unless you watched her walk.  Standing there, she looks like she’s rockin’ it:  Dappled, ears up, muscle-toned with a fine topline.

It is quite incongruous that her feet are so sick but she looks so well.

Here she was this morning... healthy and not at all looking her age (24).

Here she was this morning… healthy and not at all looking her age (24).

I change her bandages daily.  I was preparing to do that here.  You can see here that her ribs, but she is a healthy weight.  (Her eyes were closed in this pic)

I change her bandages daily. I was preparing to do that here. You can see here her ribs, but she is a healthy weight. (Her eyes were closed in this pic)

WHAT DO I MEAN BY ‘FEELING’ HER HEALING?

Well, to me, she seems so much happier and brighter.  I mean, I’ve always felt that she was bright… but now, she is a force.

It is true, Tess is totally lame, but she seems to believe in herself so much more.  MT is hearty and happy and willing – even more than before – which I didn’t know was possible.

Now, when I look at her, I see a slow-moving patient who is raring to go.

I’ve felt so solid about her, that I’ve allowed her to stay out all night.  I haven’t been locking her inside of her veranda and barn at night.   I’m letting her spread her wings.

It is as if the more confidence I have in her, the more she has in herself.

And do you know what?… Yesterday morning, I looked out just as the sun was rising and Tess was right under our bedroom window, scavenging around for whatever she could find.

Wow!  She was up early and on the move!  Totally lame, but going for it!

This was her yesterday morning.  As the sun was rising, I found her right under out window!  She was up and about early!

This was her yesterday morning. As the sun was rising, I found her right under out window! She was up and about early!  (I took this through our window screen.)

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As soon as she heard me getting up, she walked back to the barn to greet me for her breakfast. As you can see, the light is not quite bright. It was before 7am.

WHAT’S NEXT?

I don’t know what is next.  Hopefully, her feet will keep growing out and the abscesses will wane.  If not, we’ll send in a healthy company of maggot soldiers to help her along.

But for now, it seems that she’s been doing some soul work.  She seems to be releasing a lot of the worry and stress.  She’s hanging around, being a horse – not worrying about her health.

In fact, the other morning, I was late to feed and she actually pushed me – hard.  I was so taken aback and thrilled at the same time!

That’s my girl.

So again, I walk in faith with my mare… heal the soul and the body will follow.

 

She spends her days wandering around, being a horse.  She's happy to have free reign of the place.

She spends her days wandering around, being a horse. She’s happy to have free reign of the place.  As you can see by all of these pics, she spends a lot of her time nosing around, trying to find tasty morsels – of which there are hardly any besides the hay I soak and spread around – but she loves wandering to find all of my soaked hay piles!)

newrule2EVERY CENT OF THE PROCEEDS VIA  JEWELRY WITH A PURPOSE  THIS  MONTH WILL GO TO YANAHA.  Click here to view via the JWP website.  Click here to view via the JWP FB page!


CLICK IMAGE TO READ HER STORY:  OCTOBER BUCKET FUND MARE - We are raising money for "YANAHA" so she can have an MRI.  - He cut out her genitals because she wouldn't breed...-  CLICK IMAGE TO READ HER STORY!

CLICK IMAGE TO READ HER STORY: OCTOBER BUCKET FUND MARE – We are raising money for “YANAHA” so she can have an MRI. – He cut out her genitals because she wouldn’t breed…- CLICK IMAGE TO READ HER STORY!

NEW JEWELS!!  ALL SALE PROCEEDS GO TO THE BUCKET FUND! CLICK TO SEE!

NEW JEWELS!! ALL SALE PROCEEDS GO TO THE BUCKET FUND!  CLICK TO SEE!

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7 comments have been posted...

  1. Jody Brittain

    Maybe letting roam around is giving her more healing powers than thought.
    This is a good update and I will pray it only gets better.

  2. Jan

    Many many hugs and kisses for Mama Tess. And you too for remaining strong and believing in her.

  3. Lanie

    Happy to see an MT update. She looks wonderful. I wonder if a mix of natural herbs just dotted about her area or mixed in with her hay would give her some nice surprise munchies without being sugar-laden or harmful to her health?

  4. Mary Lu Kennedy

    So glad to read the Mama Tess update. You have done a wonderful job with her. I am sure that everyone feels that they know her really well as I do. It is always good to hear and see photos of Mama Tess.
    Thank you.
    Mary Lu

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