Most of you know that I have been following General and his buddy Commander. General’s son True has absolutely stolen my heart.
The three of them were moved to Palomino Valley for the adoption event.
Even though back in January I was told that General and Commander were “sale authority” and I would “pull up my trailer, pay $25.00 bucks and then take them home,” they have now been slated for adoption.
Because I was interested in keeping these three together (they derive great comfort from each other) they were placed into the pen with Tomahawk and Lightening… and all the other horses people had expressed an interest in.
So when I learned they had been moved earlier than expected (we were told they would be moved some time in June) I went to see them right away. (We were told they were moved mid-week, I saw them on Saturday).
Commander and True both suffered injuries in transport.
Commander has blood on his right foot and was not bearing full weight.
True has injuries to three of his legs. His left leg has a gash from getting “hung up” on an object, (or something). The wound extends from just below his knee for aprox. 6 inches. The gash has an open wound aprox. 1 1/2 inches. At observation time it had not been flushed nor treated. On his right thigh (aprox. gaskin) is a puncture wound. His rear left had blood, I could not see the wound.
I was told True put up quite a fight…
The adoption event move was scheduled for June. I expected three sound horses needing no additional care. The original plans need to be adjusted to suit the new circumstance.
I am going to see him this morning… I may need your help.
Please DO NOT call Palomino Valley, please.
I am feeling sick about this today… just need some moral support.
I will post an update this afternoon.
Again… DO NOT call Palomino Valley.
I will be out there with True soon.