Friday, October 8, 2010

Getting Healthy

Sedona & Cash have been with us two weeks now. It's amazing how quickly they are improving. They were wormed the week before coming to Oxford at their rescue. I wormed Sedona her 2nd day here. Then Cash got wormed the next week when Dr. Heaton came out. Both got immunizations & Sedona got her teeth rasped. I can't say enough about how easy Sedona is to work with. For a mare with hardly any handling to be easy to worm, get her first ever shots & we all know how awful it is to have anything dental done.....she's been all patience & grace. While Cash is still far from "tame" he started showing interest in me after a few days. The 1st day or two he wouldn't look at us (although he loves the other horses). He now approaches me in the pasture & allows me to pet his face a moment before he heads off. He decided to taste his grain about 4 days after his worming. Took a few bites & did that head nod horses do when something they eat is new or strange. Skipped the next meal, then dove in with gusto the next. This was my biggest concern after getting them wormed. After Cash's 2nd worming he passed a pretty heavy load of worms. For safety reasons he was only given a small dose for his 1st worming so was still carrying around what was obviously a heavy parasite burden. I believe that was part of his lack of interest in grain. He must have felt bad & who knows what his mouth or belly felt like. So to see an obvious sign of growth yesterday evening was wonderful. His hind end is about an inch higher than his wither area. It wasn't that high the day before! His coat & expression look better too. Watch for some pics of him soon here. He's another black beauty like our Zorra, just in a smaller package.

1 comment:

  1. I was wondering how Sedona and Cash were doing... It's lovely to hear they are doing well in your care!

    Petra Christensen
    Parelli 2 Star Junior Instructor
    Parelli Central