We had a wonderful vacation. Disneyland and Las Vegas.
The kids LOVED Vegas...LOL.
But as always, it feels very good to get home.
We opted not to head the other direction this week for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Friends that were there said it was a ridiculous madhouse.
Besides...I had a lot of catching up to do. Horses that needed feet trimmed, the garden needed weeded, the yard needed mowed and even though I had dewormed horses before I left, some were still rubbing their tails, so everyone got several days of being double dosed with Lampley's Basic Mineral.
It's all under control again.
Next week me and the kiddo are heading back to SD to trade out horses.
This little guy does not have to worry about going back to be put to sleep just yet...
Because I wanted to dose everyone with Basic Mineral and The Mouse cannot handle any type of grain, I splurged and bought him a bag of Purina Wellsolve L/S. It's a low starch, low sugar complete feed for horses that are prone to foundering. The little man just loves it and has perked up unbelievably this week. That little extra really gives him something to look forward too.
I also managed to finally get a good trim on his poor foundry feet. It has taken this long of whittling on them to get them to give up all of the dead, shelly crap and to get down to some live, relatively healthy hoof. It made quite a difference, so I have gone all out and put him on double doses of MSM as well.
The next step will be to get him started on Lampley's Horse Sense. Hopefully we will be able to get his thyroid balanced and he will stop having laminetic occurrences. What the heck right? It's worth a shot.
He will actually be heading over to a friend's place in the next couple of days. A friend of ours has 2 little boys and has been looking for a nice, little pony for the boys to play with. They are small enough that they can sit on him and lead each other around. Mighty Mouse actually likes attention and having some kids to dote on him and give him some exercise will most likely help him a lot.
Of course, the biggest thing will be to make sure that mom and dad understand his feeding requirements are rigid. Since I have to touch his feet up every couple of weeks, I'll be able to keep a pretty close eye on him too. I think this family will work for him though because the dad understood how hard it is to find a nice, little kid-sized pony that won't bite, kick or run off.
One down...several to go. ;-)