Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Trip to Oregon

Had a fabulous time in Southern Oregon with the ladies. It was nice to go to a show and just be support - I do wish it hadn't been so hot! I'm not use to Oregon being so warm!

The mini auction was interesting - I'm glad I pulled our horses out. It wasn't the type of event I want to be involved with for many reasons! The show though, was really nice. Everyone seems to enjoy themselves and are very supportive. It was great to catch up with a few people from NWMHC that I haven't seen in awhile too.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Roger's okay!

Roger's doing fabulously! He's running around like his old self, although he never was very sick, it's wonderful to know he's out of the woods. Dr. Brooks thinks the Equimune helped keep Roger from getting so sick. We've had calls from the different WNV monitoring groups, they still aren't sure were Roger got WNV, most likely at home, but he was travelling to and from Reno and at the AMHA Western Championship Show during the time he was infected.

I'll feel good about being gone this weekend, as he's off his meds too. We're going to put him on Equine Essentials - it really seems to do a great job with Nicolette's stallion.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

A big Yeah!

We took Roger up to Cache Creek Vets - an alternative vet - were Melissa and her husband, Burt Brooks, DMV., performed their magic. Dr. Brooks confirmed Rogers, WNV diagnosis, and put him on his program. For more information about the wonderful service available at Cache Creek - visit their site!

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Good news of sort

Heard from the vet, Roger's spinal tap didn't have any cancer cells and appears normal, so hopefully not EPM or WNV. We'll find out tomorrow more.

That is good news, unfortunately this is ruining his going to AMHR Nationals in September. I can't image he'll be recovered by then, plus he needed to go to one more show before then. Oh well, home and healthy is the best.

We did start weaning today - Annie, Jazz, Penny and Dazzle are getting weaned. We left Lady and Starry Night in with them and their babies as monitors! Bonnie could be weaned too, but Starry Night does need a bit more weight on her, so we'll do this after she's had a month of Equine Junior supplements.

As Ben will be leaving soon, we put Celena and Lalique in with him. Celena was very thrilled, but little Jack wasn't to certain about his two new buddies - Monsoon & Topaz - Ben's babies from this year. They were fascinated by him though!

We'll wean the next group in September.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Back to the Vets

We took Roger and Maria up to Loomis Basin - we're becoming regulars there this year. Maria will need her eye removed as she had rubbed it and it's ruined. Two minis in one year - I hope it won't come in three's this year!

Roger has deteriorated in the past two days, and barely can control his hind legs. From the hips forward he acts as if nothing has happened, energetic, almost trotting, eating, normal peeing/pooping, screaming at the mares, dropping his equipment, etc. His tail he only lifts to pass manure, otherwise it's completely flaccid. The vets aren't sure possibly EPM, WNV, Herpes, Rabies, Lymphoma or a back injury or ? He's being stared on the meds for EPM just in case and will have a spinal tap tomorrow.

Monday, August 01, 2005


Ben has been found by his former owner! John Vallejo use to own Ben, and he called and asked to come see him with the intention of buying him. I had just taken Ben off the sales list, but as they're was an established bond there agreed.

So, John came up and met his former stallion, looked at the three foals we've had this year and said he wanted to take him! Ben will be headed back to Riverside later this month and although we'll miss him, I couldn't be happier about were he's going.