|Dorothy, upon arrival at Nevins Farm|
|Wizard, upon arrival at Nevins Farm|
|Dorothy & Wizard happily grazing on some lush green grass!|
Last week we blogged about Auntie Em, and told you a bit about her overall poor condition and her hooves. Auntie Em came in with two other horses when their owner realized she could not care properly for them. Dorothy & The Wizard were also in poor condition; although not quite as thin as Auntie Em, it was still clear that they had not received the care that they needed.
Fortunately, these two seem to be bouncing back a bit quicker than Auntie Em. It's been nearly three weeks since their arrival, during which they have been undergoing a careful re-feeding plan, with small frequent feedings (to avoid overwhelming their digestive systems). They've had their hooves trimmed, lots of grooming and medicated baths to treat their skin infections. And today they were allowed 15 minutes of grazing time on some of the lush green grass outside their paddock. They were ecstatic! At the end of the 15 minutes, Dorothy was feeling frisky, and did not want to end her grazing time. She led Candace on a merry romp around the paddock for bit, until she tired and gave in. It was hard to be upset with her, knowing that she was so happy and clearly feeling good. Wizard was a gentleman, and politely walked back to his paddock on his own when asked.
We're thrilled that these two are coming along, and hoping to see more progress in the next few months. And we're hoping that Auntie Em will soon be joining them for some of that delicious grass!