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Meet Pearl, New Horse

Discussion in 'Everything Else Horses, Mules & Donkeys' started by Baymule, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. Nov 7, 2018
    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Pearl’s morning report. Not a blade of hay left. We gave her more hay and 3 cups of Feed. She licked it all up, chewed with lips closed, not dropping any pellets. Several poop piles, good, insides are in working order.
     
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    All good so far! Let's hope it continues so! That's gotta be one happy horse.
     
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    Does anyone else even approach a horse person's obsession with poop?!:lol:

    I still remember checking the ground in the pen of a horrifyingly skinny horse we had come in a few years back. For the first couple of days, his poop looked like mud; I have no idea what he'd been eating. Seeing it become fibrous and formed was a huge relief!
     
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    I had a breakthrough with Pearl. I found her scratchy spot, where the bottom of her neck joins her chest. I started scratching and she stopped eating hay, even stopped chewing the mouthful she had. I walked back a few steps and she followed, wanting more. :celebrate I scratched some more, stopped and she went back to her hay. I went out the gate and she came to me, so I went back in and gave her more scratches.

    Training note; always leave on a positive. Then their last memory of you is that it was pleasant. Walk away leaving them wanting more, don't keep on until you become annoying.
     
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    B&B Happy goats Loving the herd life

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    It's all about the poop....animals , people....gotta have good poop! Love the moment you shared with Pearl, gotta love that sweet spot:love
     
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    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Loving the herd life

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    Goodmorning to Bay and Miss Pearl, hope you both are fallin in love with each other....waiting on more pictures ...have a awsome day together :love
     
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    Congratulations on the new horse. She looks like she's happy with her new home and family.
     
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    I gave her 4 cups of feed this morning and 5 cups of feed this evening. Her flanks are still sunk in, but looking a little smoother. She is hungry! We keep hay in front of her, she is already looking better. I'm not doing much with her yet, I just want her to get enough to eat and settle in a little bit.
     
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    Looking forward to seeing the new and healthy Pearl...she is so lucky you found her
     
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    Would you consider adopting this old nag ?