UPDATE on our March Bucket Fund wild foals!






Well, I have good news and bad news.  The good news… Creedence is doing very well.  The bad news is that Ben didn’t make it.  So sad.  Newborn foals can crash so easily.  It seems that Ben was left too long and his large intestine failed.

Here is the message I received from Wild Horse Connection:

“Unfortunately, Ben had some serious hind gut issues that in spite of exceptional efforts by the veterinary staff were only getting worse and more painful.  That’s a real problem if the foals can’t be found in time.  A very sobering decision was made to euthanize him as the window for success had closed.

What people need to realize is that foals may seem tough, but they are really fragile in their first few days.  While the rescuers and vets pull out all the stops, sometimes we can’t turn the corner on these issues. But we will still try nonetheless.  Needless to say, the losses are extremely disheartening to us all.”

Thank you all, who donated.  Ben received the best care possible.

THE GOOD NEWS!

And here’s the good news!  Just look at this video.  Creedence is adorable and healthy!  He’s being looked after through Wild Horse Connection in Nevada.

Click image to watch the video of baby Creedence!

Both Baby Creedence and Ben were given plasma and milk replacer (plus all their medical treatments…) and LOOK at Baby Creedence now.  He is a fighter and seems to be very happy in his life.  He has a new jacket, a warm bed and fine helpers.

Thank you all for helping!  Baby care is so rewarding and devastating (and expensive).  THANK YOU ALL for caring!

Baby Creedence in his nighttime stall.

 

MARCH BUCKET FUND!

March Bucket Fund! Meet Creedence and Ben – two wild foals born during the California/Nevada storms and were subsequently stuck in the mud. Can we help?!  STORY HERE.  

To donate, click here.  All donations are 100% tax deductible.  THANK YOU!

 




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Have you heard about DNA MY HORSE?


Tuesday, March 21st, 2023 | Filed under Medical




I haven’t written, yet, about my two new horses (very exciting!).

What I can tell you, is that both are mixed breed of unknown origin.

I mean, I could kinda guess what kind of horse they are… like you do with dogs, but I wanted to know their breeds.  I was curious.

So, I sent off hairs to Texas A&M.  They have a laboratory there that figures out the general direction of the DNA.  They have documented certain prominent breeds for genetic testing so you get a general understanding of the lineage – or close enough.  I was satisfied.  (One of my new horses is most likely Gypsy Vanner/Hackney pony, the other is most likely Morgan/Standardbred.)

Buuuut, today I saw this!  “DNA MY HORSE“.  It says that this company is more specific with their breed calculator.  I like that.  I also like that it only takes 2 weeks for the results.  Texas A&M was definitely a longer wait….  I may do DNA MY HORSE for my new horses, just to compare with the Texas A&M results.

Anyway, there is no affiliation, I just thought it was a great opportunity for those of you who have adopted horses and are curious about their breed.  I know with my dog, I was very surprised when I did her DNA.  She wasn’t at all what I thought she was!

Let me know if you do this!

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