The decision to let a horse go is a hard one, but when you know they bring joy to their new owners it takes a bit of the sting away. We wish our former horses all the success in the world in their new homes.
That being said, we have some wonderful new additions here at Blackthorn Stables! Our most recent is Frosty aka Dragon's Frost Diamond, the Irish Draught Stallion. We picked him up last Thursday and trailered him home. Unfortunately he did have a rather bad bout of colic but nothing too bad, according to our vet. I stayed the night with him and was relieved to finally see him pass feces (only a horse owner can be happy to see that, haha!)
We're going to give Frosty a week to settle in and ensure that his diet and turn out is restricted. We don't want to have him colic again. I personally think it was the ride home that had him so stressed. He is doing much better today, seems very bright, perky, and happy. I snapped a quick picture of him waiting for me to bring him back to his stall (look at those big ears! I had just dished out the evening supplement buckets so he knew that there was some yummy mush waiting for him in his stall!
Be well, all!