Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Pinkie Has Fully Recovered!

Thank you everyone for your prayers and positive thoughts! Pinkie has fully recovered from the dreaded AHS. The swelling above her eyes has dropped totally,temps and colour normal,heave line gone. She is eating up again and actually played in her paddock yesterday...wish I had my camera on me! A lot of the times when horses get sick with AHS and their immune system is down,they also get biliary...I was very worried and check for signs all the time,but thankfully we escaped that one...


In the meantime.., I have employed a groom to help with the horses for the first time ever in my life. He is from Zimbabwe and worked with Polo horses there.. He is excellent! He knows his way around horses to say the least. He backs my young horses for me,trains and schools the youngsters and played a huge part in caring for Pinkie when she was sick..even getting up at night to check her temperature etc..Apart from the fact that he knows how to teach a horse to do flying changes correctly,his biggest virtue must be the fact that he is incredibly patient with the horses. He is the guy holding the horses in the picture. The other guy works for my daughters' boyfriend and spent 3 weeks here learning the basic aspects of horse mastership with our groom. He also learned to ride on old Bo Jest,Jessica's old CA showjumping pony. He is in retirement now but taught this would be groom the ropes with a twinkle in his eye and a cink in his tail...if you get my drift...

Another thing that makes me happy is the fact that we got the vegetable garden planted again as the worst of the hot weather is so to say over with...


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7 comments:

  1. So glad that Pinkie has recovered! Glad too that you got yourself a good groom. Just his attire and the way he stands is impressive.

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  2. This was a good news post all around! Sounds like you have some good help down there...flying changes and all.

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  3. congrats on your horse's full recovery! that's awesome! and congrats on hiring such a wonderful person to tend and train your herd!

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  4. So glad she pulled through!

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  5. So glad to hear your horse will fully recover! And how are your dogs after their snake bites? Yikes!

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  6. Great news, horse sickness no fun to watch as I know from experience. Lucky you to get such a good groom. Keep well Diane

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  7. What a delightful post all the way around!!!

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