Monday, October 22, 2007

Up Since Five

Legs ache... Knee's tweaked.... Ears are frozen...

But, the horse that coliced yesterday, that the vet sent back with only instructions not to feed or water him today, that we found down in a stall and not breathing at feed crew this morning, is up and on his way to the vet's again.

Even a weak horse is stronger than a person, especially when the person is trying to rock them up when they've gone down while walking, and the horse is flinging himself back down. And it kind of hurts when they knock you down where you're bracing against their shoulder to keep them from flopping sideways, and land on your leg. Thank goodness for my work boots, or my foot would probably hurt more than it does.

But, he's in the trailer, and on his way. Hopefully the vet will be able to fix him up.

Meanwhile, I'm not in good graces on the second floor of the boy's dorms. They kind of frown on it when you spend five minutes solid banging on a door without getting an answer.

Thankfully, some people answer their phones, and another truck and trailer was found.

I don't think I'll ever make nice with the dude down the hall from the room I was banging on, though, he cussed at me and I flipped him the bird.

4 comments:

Holly said...

"I don't think I'll ever make nice with the dude down the hall from the room I was banging on, though, he cussed at me and I flipped him the bird."

his loss. See, here is the thing, we ALL need someone at some point or another and most times we really and truly need help, it isn't between 9 and 5. So I hope the next time dude finds himself in a predicament....he doesn't find that the person he is asking for help is too tired/irritable/testy to help him.

Holly W

Farm.Dad said...

Thanks for the update hun , farmmom and i were not aware , or at least she had not said anything to me about the colt . Dont worry about hacking off the boys in the dorm too much at that age its easy to get mad for nothing . Keep us updated on the horse as well as " digger " .

Farmgirl said...

It was one of the sophomore girls' horse. They wound up putting him down, and now he's laying over by the roping steers' pens.

Poor pony just couldn't make it through.

Holly said...

oh that's a shame. I'm sorry. Is the sophomore ok?

Holly W