|Mike's Auction hip #209 colt with umbilical hernia 2-9-13|
I saw this picture on Facebook with a note that he had an umbilical hernia. It is hard enough to sell young ones at auction, but one that needs surgery, impossible. Ashley and Will where on their way up to the auction to check things out. Ashley bid on him for EqWBR and it's a good thing because the only other bidder was a known killbuyer (KB). Ashley got him for $20 over the KB's final bid.
|Get me out of there!|
|Ashley Henry with Liam heading home 2-10-13|
With fees, it was $200 to buy him from auction. The KB drove the price up on purpose, a healthy weanling will go for $50-$100. But we got him. On Sunday, Ashley and Will took their day to go back up with our trailer and pick him up. Ashley said he whinnied when he saw her.
From picture above you can see he had no trouble leaving the auction lot as they are making their way to the truck and trailer at the end of the driveway. He loaded with no problem and Ashley said he was clearly handled before coming to the auction because he showed no fear or worry about leaving with her.
Fuel and some funds so they could get dinner after their long trip was an additional $150 to get this sweet boy to the ranch in Ramona. He has a heart shape on his forehead. Here is the video of him getting out of the trailer.
Kirsten Lawrence is now helping daily with the horse at the ranch in Ramona and she helped him get settled in by finding a blanket, halter and lead rope for him, fresh water, hay, salt block and shelter from the upcoming rain. We also started him with a small dose of dewormer because foals his age with hay bellies like his, usually have parasite issues. A trimmer will be called to do his feet as soon as his quarantine is over. We are trying to raise $400 to cover those initial costs and in the next months he will need to be castrated and have the umbilical hernia corrected at the same time, so that will probably be and additional $500 (which is why we knew no one but a kill buyer would bid on him).
|Liam - weanling colt with umbilical hernia saved from kill buyer at Mike's Auction|
|Maverick - skin and bones the day he arrived from Riverside A/C|
Dr. Christi Garfinkel examined him and did complete bloodwork, calling his condition 'guardedly optimistic'. All his blood levels were below normal, not unexpected for a horse with such mal-nutrition in his mid 20's. It will be a slow recovery and the first few days at Jen's he was just not responsive. He got his feet trimmed, a bath on one of the 80 degree days and with Jen's TLC he has cheered up and is starting to feel at home. His fecal exam revealed no parasites. Glad we did the fecal so he didn't get deworming drugs that weren't needed.
|2-1-13 bath and pedicure|
|2-11-13 Do you see the smile on his face? Maverick is so happy!|
On Sunday the 10th, barefoot trimmer Dani Lloyd stopped by to take a look at the balance of his feet, which from pictures look way off, but she said they had been trimmed perfectly and with his knees as bad as they are, it will be a slow, conservative process to to make him comfortable and in the meantime the Previcox he is taking should help with the pain. Thank you Dani for donating your time. Dani thought he was awesome and was so glad he was getting a chance to live his remaining years being well cared for.
The funds raised so far have helped cover the transport $100, $30 trim, vet bill of $341.96, Chiropractic $90, Supplements $25, plus his feeds, hay, salt block, treats, etc. He will need blood work in another six weeks and more frequent conservative trims to get his feet into shape. When I get back in March, I can do his dentistry and sheath cleaning. After the blood work we will determine which vaccines he needs and create a game plan going forward. Makes me smile!
|Miss Kitty in training with Cindy Moon since Oct. 2012|
Also in training is Prince William. Cindy and Jared picked him up on Feb. 1st and are going to train him under saddle so we can adopt him out as rideable. William has been with us since 2009, our first orphaned foal and was very, very ill. He will be four this year and we felt confident his build was ready to take on a rider. He is getting 5 days of training a week, 20 lessons a month for $400. We provide all the hay for both he and Miss Kitty. Again, donations to help with his training are greatly appreciated.
|Prince William - emaciated Paso Fino foal 12-30-09|
|Prince William - at Hidden Moon Ranch for training 2-1-13|
|Warrior 09-2012 from Riverside Animal Control|
|Max 09-2012 from Riverside Animal Control|
Max was emaciated when I picked him up. Jen fattened him up and then asked if we could provide a forever home for him at the ranch in AZ so he moved to the Ramona ranch with Gwen and Danny till they can all move to bigger pastures in Snowflake. Here is a picture of the three of them about a week ago.
By taking Max now, that gave Jen the room needed to do the initial foster care that Maverick needs that we are funding so he can get well and live with these three.
Danny, the chestnut we rescued last fall after the therapeutic riding facility he was at blew its well and had to disperse all their horses. Gwen, Danny and Max are all elderly gaited horses.
So far this year, with your support, we have been able to help more than a dozen horses get to safety and better lives. And for some as you can see, it was a matter of life or death. So on this Valentine's day - a day that symbolizes LOVE, we wanted to send you love from all the horses at EqWBR,
Little Liam, Maverick, Miss Kitty, Price William, Max, Danny , Gwen and the others now safely in their new homes.
Your donation is appreciated so very much!
If you would prefer to send a check to EqWBR, PO Box 324, Ramona, CA 92065 or PO Box 2722, Snowflake, AZ 85937.
The generosity of so many caring people allows us to care for these horses in need.
Equine WellBeing Rescue Inc. is a 501c3 Public Charity
Donations are tax-deductible
Federal Tax ID# 45-2835562
Federal Tax ID# 45-2835562