Seven weeks later:
Muse has come a long, long way in 7 weeks. She is no longer wormy and thin. She’s regained all the weight she desperately needed and has started to grow again. The first two pictures were taken after a bath, groom, and clip session on Feb. 4, 2012, the morning after her “rescue”. I still cannot believe I had to involve a lawyer to receive the horse I was under contract to pay for.
The last two pics are from today, March 24, 2012. She’s dirty because she’s been out playing. Much different than being dirty from neglect.
I’m happy to report that her biting issues are resolving. She’s re-learning how to lead and learning to stand for grooming.
Muse will not be staying black. It’s been reported that she is graying as she sheds her winter coat. That’s alright! She’ll look great even if she turns purple!
It’s also reported that she loves to cut the pony as though he is a cow at her current training facility. I suppose we’ll have to go play with cows to give her a break from dressage training when she’s older. 🙂
Muse will be staying out West a while longer, we’ve decided, until she’s fully over her biting issues and her remedial education is caught up. We look forward to moving her home by this fall.
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I’ll take a moment from my do nothing day (I’m calling it vacation) to give a couple more short updates.
For those of you already in the know, Roxanne is doing well and had her drains removed today. For those of you not in the know, she went through a window shortly after we turned in the U-haul truck. The window was already cracked and we were out buying the stuff to board it up. Long story short, she apparently was protecting the house and ended up with 64 stitches and 2 drains, along with mega antibiotics that the pharmacist thought was a misprint on the script and had to verify the dosing. (No, it was NOT. That’s what you give a 101# dog who ripped herself open stem to stern, even if it is all superficial).
My baby girl is growing like a weed! I can’t wait to meet her!
Muse is standing next to a 17.2hh draft mare there.
Chubby little thing, isn’t she?
By the beginning of October, she had already hit 15hh at less than 18 months old. Both her parents are 16hh even. Anyone want to hazard a guess as to whether or not she’ll surpass them in height?
I am currently having a “staycation” and sleeping in every day while I can. No fencing up here just yet, so no ponies at home. Trying to not let that stress me and trying really hard to just relax for a couple days.
I’m reading blogs, but not commenting much since Dude has been monopolizing my laptop to do school until his desktop is all set up, which will be sometime this weekend.
Hopefully I’ll have something wise and witty to say here in the near future. In the mean time, I’ll be around!
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