Our two little cuties, Molly and Mouse, are both on antibiotics for a stubborn upper respiratory infection so while out exploring we allowed them nap time under the shade trees. They took full advantage of snooze time before continuing back to the barn - we are hoping they are feeling better and kicking up their heels real soon. The whole auction experience is really tough on these little, young ones.
BHR attended the rally in Vallejo CA today that was put on by the American Wild Horse Campaign to stop the round up of 1,000 wild horses from the Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory by the US Forest Services. These beautiful wild horses could potentially face slaughter.
Learn more about the round up and what you can do to make your voice count, by visiting the AWHC website at: www.americanwildhorsecampaign.org
To keep updated on the Devil’s Garden Wild Horses, visit: https://americanwildhorsecampaign.org/media/devils-garden-wild-horses
Photos and videos of the Devil’s Garden round up: https://americanwildhorsecampaign.org/media/devils-garden-roundup-october-2018
Helping to Find Homes:
Sunrise and High Noon are brother and sister who have been together their whole lives. They were born just one year apart and have enjoyed the gift of a loving and responsible owner who has provided the best of care for them both throughout their lives.
High Noon, in the foreground, is a 30 year old gelding, and behind him, is his younger sister Sunrise who is 29 years old. They are healthy and both are sound. They are also up to date on vaccines and trims but are due to have their teeth floated. Sunrise, the mare, is a good weight and High Noon is just a little on the thin side.
Their life long owner is very sad to have to find new homes for them and is very involved in the process of finding them the best home possible - the ultimate goal is to keep these two lovely seniors together.
If you would like to offer Sunrise and High Noon a loving home to live out their days, or would like more information, please contact BHR at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our tiniest little mini ever is not looking too good today. We have our vet coming out to visit with our kids to check them out and get them on the road to health again. Molly has runny eyes but seems to be otherwise ok. Little Mouse just looks like he doesn’t feel good. Runny nose, cough and goopy eyes, plus that sorry little look - things are not right with Mouse.
So, today was vet day. Molly checked out well other than some drainage from her eyes and a tube of triple antibiotic ophthalmic ointment - this is ok. Mouse, however, is really not feeling good. His temp is 105 and his lungs are compromised - diagnosis: pneumonia. Antibiotics will begin today. Mouse is a good little patient and is willingly accepting antibiotics and daily temps twice a day. Our fingers are crossed that he will feel better soon. Our new foster mom, Tina, is doing a great job and just loves these two little ones. She’s been thrown in the deep end and is doing great. With her care I know that Mouse will be on his way to being a healthy little kid again. A huge thank you to Tina for her great passion and love for these little ones.
Molly and Mouse are slowly settling into their new foster home and getting used to new people, and a lot of new, and I’m sure to them, some very strange and different shaped critters - a full size beautiful horse is their immediate neighbor, followed by two goats, two alpacas, two pygmy goats (very cute) and two donkeys. Life is very different with lots of new things to learn - new sounds are definitely a big part of their new life! The donkeys have quite a voice!
We are so happy to have these two little ones with us and are constantly amazed by their cute and curious personalities. Check back for more on Molly and Mouse.
Molly and Mouse left their temporary home in quarantine in Decatur, Texas on Monday and made their way to Phoenix, AZ for a layover before heading to their foster home in Tracy, CA with their foster mom, Tina. They left Phoenix on Friday night at about 6 pm and made their way across the hot AZ desert and into Southern CA during the cooler hours. They arrived at Tina's at about 9:30 on Saturday morning. We were so happy to be there to greet them and get them settled into their new foster home.
Molly and Mouse have been through a lot of stressful times during the past six weeks or so - shipping to auction from Tennessee and eventually ending up in the Bowie Livestock Auction kill pen in Texas. They then spent a month in quarantine before beginning their journey from Texas to Phoenix. Unfortunately, they made their way through an unexpected dust storm once they arrived in AZ.
BHR is very happy to finally have Molly and Mouse with us! A huge thank you to Tina for welcoming Molly and Mouse into her home, barn and life! And today they are finally here!
Molly and Mouse left quarantine in Decatur, Texas on Monday and are headed toward Phoenix AZ for a two day layover before heading to their new foster home in Tracy, California. We are so very excited that they are finally on their way and can't wait to meet them.
KC (Katy's Choice) came to BHR a little over a year ago and has been fostered by our amazing sanctuary foster mom, Christina. Christina loves the seniors and has a gift for giving them a soft and loving place to live out their lives. KC was a challenge at first but during the past year she has settled down and settled into her great new life. She is one of BHR's sanctuary horses and will live out her days with us. KC is 34 years old. Opinionated like only a mare can be, amazingly kind and a wise teacher too.
When I saw her today, I just burst into a smile. She was shiny and soft, her face was relaxed, and her weight was good. KC started the year with four colics, not eating and really not doing all that great. We were definitely worried, so seeing how well she was doing today was a wonderful gift. During the Spring and Summer of 2018 she has definitely settled and is enjoying life again. She is now living out her senior years with two older mares and is enjoying the love and care of not only a family but a herd of two older mares. KC is very special to us.
PS - KC really doesn't like her fly mask but with constant eye infections it's a must. She's a good sport but definitely lets us know that she would be much happier without it.
Molly and Mouse are the two newest additions to Blue Horse Rescue. They came from the Bowie auction in Texas and we are so happy that they are spending their first night off the lot and safe with Lawrence in QT. They will be spending a month recovering and starting on their road to a safe, healthy and happy life. Molly is a five year old mare and little Mouse is a two year old gelding. We can't wait to meet them in person and help these two cuties find great and loving homes.
Check back for updates on their progress.
Sleep safe tonight little ones.
Today was a big day for our senior horse, Sweet William (aka Sheets). Our Sweet Will is beginning to put some weight on, still on the thin side but looking so much better. So, ... today he is strong and healthy enough to have his his teeth floated. Hopefully, he this will help him be able to chew more efficiently and use his feed to get the nutrients he so desperately needs. He's looking so much better but still has a way to go. As Will feels better his true personality is coming thru which is always good! On the down side, Sweet Will's vet did find and confirm that he does have a melanoma inside his mouth, also on his sheaf and on the underside of his tail. Bottom line, Will is feisty, much more energetic and very sure of what he wants!
So here are a few pics of our boy having his teeth floated. He recovered very quickly from the anesthesia and he was munching on his mushy grains at lunch time, (above pic). I so love the seniors that come thru BHR - they have so many stories to share and are so very willing to trust and be a partner as well. Sweet Will is this horse. Stay with us for more updates on Sweet Will's journey back to health.
A very warm day in late march (80 degrees!) and it time for KC to get rid of all the dirt and lose hair that was so very, very itchy! Looking pretty good for 33 years old!
Well, Calvin and Hobbes are on the road and heading to their foster home in California! It always seems like such a long wait after a month's QT in Texas, but we are now happily counting down the days until they are here and can settle down in their new temporary digs and relax. The boys had rough weather and lots of storms while in Texas so we are hoping for better weather on their trip West. And a few sunny days when they arrive would be great! Can't wait to meet to meet Calvin and Hobbes - they will be the first mini donkeys at Blue Horse Rescue :)
Word has it Calvin is really into people, Hobbes ... not so much, just yet!