You met Jewel in our last email & Blog post. We transported her to EqWBR on 10-5-14 and she came to us through a trainer in Prescott, AZ. Her hormones make her so over reactive to touch or sometimes even energy pressure that continued training was not feasible so we have stepped up to help.
Jewel is a 10 year old Tennessee Walking horse whose registered name is "Im Somethin To Talk About" and a beautiful 'champagne' coloring. She is so very sweet, she comes when I call her or sometimes as soon as she she's me she comes running. She stays in the barn the entire time I am doing chores and has a curious nature watching everything I do.
Upon her arrival we started her on ulcer medication which is precautionary because of the potential stress caused by leaving her life long home in Washington state in May and then time spent around new people and horses at the trainers. We also started her on a herbal blend that helps many mares with mild hormonal issues.
After much research, input from others with mares having similar problems and discussion with Dr. Christianson we sent blood to the lab to check her hormone levels which have come back within normal limits.
The next step is to do an ultra sound to look for cysts or tumors on her ovaries and for any abnormalities in her reproductive organs.
If we can get her hormone issue diagnosed and the appropriate treatment, she has every chance to live a normal, productive life of a horse. She is already broke to ride so finding a good adoptive home will be in her future. But to get to that point we need to go through these diagnostic processes and for those we need to raise funds.
We have used over $300 so far with medicine, herbs & blood work and the ultra sound and treatment will cost at least that much and more. Some of the options depending on the results of the ultra sound are hormone medicine called Regumate, remove cysts or tumors, insertion of a marble to stop her cycles and sometimes the only thing that works is spaying (removing the ovaries) and those will need to be done by a vet down in Phoenix.
Her medical needs can't wait till after the holidays. Any women who have lived through hormonal issues understand it is not something that can be put off...lol! We are reaching out to everyone in hopes that you can help us raise these funds so we can get this sweet mare the medical care she needs now.
If you can help with a donation of any size please mail a check to PO Box 2722, Snowflake, AZ 85937 or through PayPal using this link CLICK TO DONATE VIA PayPal