Saw True today.
He has still not been seen by the vet. I have been told the vet will be there tomorrow.
This is a pictire of the largest wound, taken today.
His dad is taking good care of him and keeping the other horses away from him.
If this injury occurred to a horse in your care would you call a vet? Waiting six days for a vet to examine a horse with wounds on three legs? Or to examine Commander still tender on that front?
My emotions are actually getting the better of me at this moment so I will update about True boy again tomorrow.
The pen holding the stallions is less than 25% the size of the pen they were held in at the Broken Arrow. Today hay was placed in feeders along one edge of the pen. Empty feeders were on the other side. This created a dynamic where all the stallions needed to line up in close proximity to each other. We witnessed biting and aggressive behavior we did not see at the Broken Arrow among this group. Placing hay into the other feeders would allow for more spacing between these horses and lessen the likelihood that we will see a serious injury occur.
Seems like a “no brainer,” doesn’t it?
I got news about the IDA suit being dismissed on standing. Standing is a tricky thing and rather interesting when it comes to filing a suit against the government. The points raised by the suit have not been discounted… but the points and plaintiffs didn’t match. I know we will hear more about this soon. The issue of long term warehousing is valid… but not in that format. This was not a defeat… the field was never joined.
Lightning looks great…
If you can make the advisory board meeting in Denver… please come.