10.07.11 - Upon Inspection
Amber has now been taken into care. Unfortunately we can't share much information about her as yet, as we know very little about her. Amber has been in her last home for approximately 2 years, but her surrendering owner can only tell us that she is aged. When Amber has had her veterinary and dental visit we will be able to provide a lot more information about her.
Amber seems to have a lovely nature, and seems well used to floating and all general handling. Her feet are very long and we will attend to that asap.
Am a little bit concerned for Amber today, and keeping a close eye on her. She was wormed this morning, and it's possible that if she's carrying a heavy worm burden, this may affect her adversely.
Back on track today
Amber was out and about for a stroll today.
She paid a visit to most of the other 'kids on the block', and enjoyed stretching her legs in the sun for a while.
As you can see, if you click on the photos to enlarge them, her feet are in desperate need of attention.
Dr. Jude will be visiting this week to look Amber over and to see to her feet :)
Our sincere appreciation to the wonderful folks at Horseland for their constant support of our horses and ponies in care. They truly are a company who 'give back' to the industry upon which their business is based, in many ways, and should be commended for that.
Our friends at Horseland have fitted little Amber out in a Saxon 600 Combo Medium & WeatherBeeta Cotton Show Rug, and doesn't she look comfortable and cosy in it!
Amber's feet & teeth:
The day started really well for Amber...
and then things went south, with the arrival of the Dentist!
AND then an extraction...
Thank you to Quest's wonderful Equine Dentist, Esther Davis for making this experience as low stress as is possible for Amber. Amber was very brave, and just beautifully behaved.
The darling Amber is doing wonderfully. She's such a pleasure to have around :) Amber spends quite a lot of time in the garden, as, sadly enough, the feed is better in the garden than in the paddocks. Given Amber's worn front teeth, it is much less frustrating for her to have longer grass to pick at. Her molars are in great condition however, so no trouble masticating her food at all. Amber has her favourite spots for certain times of the day, and is a granny in every way... a creature of habit and routine. Her feet are slowly improving with each trim, and she is gradually re-building her muscle. She loves her little buddy Joy, and doesn't mind a chat on the back verandah from time to time, as you can see below, where she and my mum, (another granny), are having a pow wow over lunch.
Well great news for Amber.. today our sweet old girl left for her new home!
Sending lots of love with Amber, and wishing her happiness in her new 'forever' family. Congrats old girl!
Our sincerest appreciation to Amber's new mum and dad, Michelle and Simon. So often people are prepared to offer a permanent home to a rescue horse, that is, as long as it's 'good looking', isn't old, doesn't have any permanent health conditions that need monitoring or care, is rideable, has no emotional baggage that needs to be worked with/around... etc. etc. Michelle and Simon however, now have three Quest horses, none of whom would qualify re the above criteria. Michelle and Simon offered Jess, Cloudy, and now Amber a loving home simply because they each needed one. For them it's all about what they can do for the horses, and not what the horses can do for them. Thank you so much guys for your ongoing support, for the great care you provide these special horses, and for the regular news of them that you share with us :)
There you go Scruffy... another one for you :)