Horses are here! :) and... lost a horse in transit :(

zzGypsy

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so my horses arrived here in Missouri from California today! YAY!
Parker, Kegger, KC (belgians), Morris (retired TB) and Devon (clyde/stndbred cross), all happy and hanging out in the pasture, munching on the hay bales as big as they are.

I am delighted and relieved.
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and.

George didn't make it. Got off the van yesterday in Oklahoma, romped with his buddies, settled down to dinner... and half an hour later, wobbled, went down, and was gone in less than 5 minutes. vet says probably a cardiac or pulminary embolism. no warning, nothing we or the shipper could have done, or anticipated. nothing a vet could have done, had he been standing right there when George went down. Bless the shippers, they even did CPR (not so easy on a draft horse) to no avail.

RIP in your okahoma pasture, my Curious George.
9 year old Clyde / Perch cross, Canadian PMU rescue, and my smart, sweet 2000 lb puppy dog.

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I'll post a photo of George tonight.
 
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zzGypsy

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rescues - all but one.
KC, Kegger, Devon (and George) are PMUs from Canada
Parker we bought out of Indiana
Morris we took in as a favor to an someone we bought a trailer from - he was losing his property to foreclosure and had nowhere to put him. the fellow promissed to cover feed, but never did, so Morris is ours now. He and Devon have become fast friends.

so Parker's the only purchased horse in the herd.

everyone else is settling in, hunting in the short stuff for tasty blades, munching on a pair of 1000 lb bales of hay, checking out the perimeter and the whole 6 acres they're on and the water tank and the trees to see if they're tasty.

fortunately we are having a mild winter, and they're used to near freezing nights, so it's not too much of a temperature adjustment.

I think with George, it's just that it was entirely unexpected, and he was really a 2000 lb pocket pony...
at least he went quickly and without extended pain and illness. gonna miss him.
 

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