Monday, January 17, 2011

Horsey update ♥

Abbey ~ is putting on weight really slowly but I’m very happy with the progress. She is an aged arab mare who just loves people, being pampered and treats especially watermelon. Abbey has the sweetest nature and she really has stolen my heart. The vet hasn’t done her teeth yet due to her being to poor for the sedation but she will have them done next week. Isn’t she just beautiful?
Abbey on arrival

Abbey week 1

Abbey currently (week 4)

Mary ~ isn’t coping so well being locked up 24/7 due to ryley’s leg so we have decided to wean him in 2 weeks when he is 4 months old. Poor Mary has become bitter towards him and is kicking him around in the stable which isn’t helping, so I let them out and they run around like crazy which is bad for Ryley’s leg. I just can’t seem to win so we will be weaning Ryley, assessing Mary as a riding horse and re homing her very soon. She is 9 years old about 16.1hh and a lovely TB mare. Let me know if you might be interested in adopting her.

Mary on arrival

Mary Currently (week 7)

Ryley ~ His leg is getting better and better which is just awesome but the vet has gotten upset with me for letting him out of the stable for a run. He needs to be locked up which isn’t fair on Mary so she will be weaned and he will remain locked up. He is the sweetest natured foal and loves bum rubs and will do anything for a cuddle. I can’t wait to put him in the paddock with our orphan colt Caesar, hopefully Ryley will teach Caesar not to be afraid of people.

Ryley on arrival

Ryley currently (week 7)

Bandit ~ has put on weight well and his rain scald is almost gone which means he will be ready for a home. Bandit will be going out to Cindy’s place for a trial to see if he will be suitable for Pete after his loss of Monty.

Bandit on arrival

Bandit currently (week 3)

Blondie ~ Is getting bigger and bigger. She is due in 4 weeks ~ wish us luck. She spends her days in the house yard being spoilt and just stands in front of the house door waiting to come inside. She is doing much better and recovering well from stifle surgery.

Blondie on arrival

Blondie currently (week 7)

Caesar ~ is growing so quickly and loves being in the paddock with the mini ponies Helix and Pinto. He is still very timid though and is scared of everyone he doesn’t know. I am hoping that when we put Ryley in the paddock with him this will change a few things. Maybe Ryley is just what Caesar needs to mend his broken heart.

Caesar on arrival

Caesar currently (week 7)

Hopey Dopey ~ is going so well with some training at Cindy’s house. She has come along so much in 6 months and has changed from a wild as hell weanling sized 2 year old to a stunning 14hh 2 years old princess and she is personality plus. This little filly will make someone an amazing horse one day and Cindy is going to take her into some led shows this year. Hopey is still waiting on a hernia operation.

Hope on arrival

Hope currently (6 months)

Max ~ has become a real handful; he has no respect for humans or animals and needs to learn so much. He is perfect under saddle but has no ground manners at all and can be borderline dangerous. We have decided to send him to a performance centre than trains “station” horses for mustering and cattle work. He is working lines QH bred so this type of work is what is in his make-up and I think he will be very good at it. Depending on how he goes and how his sarciod’s heal up I might even send him to Noel Watson for some proper reining training before being re homed to an experience home. His sarciod’s are healing very very slowly.


Bambi ~ is going really well and just a tiny bit more weight and she will be ready for a home. She is a 14 year old TB mare needing an experienced rider.

Bambi on arrival

Bambi currently

Sampy ~ is lame again *sigh* He is getting treated and some new shoes this week. Poor bugger has a badly cracked hoof and requires specialist corrective shoeing. He is a beautiful fellow and another one who really has stolen my heart.

Sampy on arrival (laidley sales)

Sampy currently (4 months)

Sulley ~ nothing new with Sulley pants, he is just chilling in the paddock, loving his girls and galloping around like a looper. He is going to be seeing Dr Jamieson as well about his stifle issues and I’ll be booking this appointment for early Feb. With Christmas and the floods anything non urgent has been put off until now and we will get the lovely sulley sorted out and re homed to the perfect forever home. He is a lovely big boy.

Sulley on arrival

Sulley currently (14 weeks)

Whiskey ~ His eye still isn’t healing as well as I had hoped and Michael will be booked into see him again for treatment.

Whiskey on arrival

Whiskey currently ~ retired with SAHA

Zena ~ is on her second course of ulcerguard and what a difference. She is also on a herbal ulcer treatment and she has stopped windsucking as much, has put on weight well and I’m extremely happy with her progress. Another 4-6 weeks and she will be ready for a home as well.

Zena on arrival

Zena currently (week 10)

Marley ~ I am more than happy with Marley’s progress and so are the vet and farrier. He is a fighter that’s for sure and has come through this so quickly. He still has a very long way to go but I’m very happy indeed. I use a product called “Re-Tread” on him and it’s a biotin product, definitely the best on the market. It is the best $110 ever spent.

Marley on arrival

Marley a few weeks later


Krystal ~ our old retired stock horse mare is doing really well, she enjoys her weekly rides with Ryely who is the little girl caring for Krystal for SAHA. She loves Krystal so much and they are extremely happy together which is great. The wet weather hasn’t helped because Krystal doesn’t like the rain much but she is going so well, extremely healthy and happy. She turns 28 this year.

Krystal on arrival (2009)

Krystal currently, 28 years old and retired at SAHA

Ma ~ is almost ready for a home as well, she is healthy enough we just need to do some more riding with her to actually get her moving.. The dear old girl won’t move a hoof once the saddle hits her back so I’m going to have a specialist chiropractor “Dr Jamieson” to look at her and make sure there aren’t any issues with her back.

Ma on arrival

Ma on the 21st of Dec (week 19)

Helix ~ was adopted by Carol who lives at our Gilston rehabilitation centre so I thought I would give you a quick update on him. He is going really well just being a one eye’s paddock bum but we have been thinking about sending him somewhere to be broken in and to have some training. Just to keep him a bit active. I think he gets a bit bored because he is so smart. Little pinto (his paddock buddy) isn’t so smart and Helix bosses him around and teaches him naughty tricks like how to break into the chicken coop for extra fried rice in the mornings. What type of ponies like fried rice?? SAHA ponies..

Helix on arrival

Helix currently ~ almost one year since surgery, adopted by Carol

Massive thank you to everyone who has helped SAHA, you are all amazing and your help means more to me and the horses than you know. Thank you so much xxx

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