Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

May 3, 2011

Tough Times

This is a picture of Boom shortly after we got him on one of our first trail rides up the mountain to a trapper's cabin. He was sold to us as a gentle, calm 16 year old. The first two were accurate and we could not wish for a better horse. However, the vet said he was much older than 16 years.

Currently, Boom is suffering from a suspected stroke, the heaves, and partial loss of control on the hind end, probably as a result of the stroke. His hind feet are dragging, and he is definitely unstable. The vet took a look at him and said that he likely wasn't in any pain.

We have a couple of medications that are supposed to improve the breathing and promote healing. The vet says that we should know in about 4 days what situation will be like. The vet also commented on a previous visit in the fall for teeth floating that Boom was likely around 34 years old, which is old for a horse.

It could be the suspected stroke, shakiness, and tough breathing is simply a matter of old age. The last few days did not have me feeling much like blogging.

This is likely going to be a long 4 days on the Acreage!
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