Cooper - My orphan brumby foal.
First picture is at 3 days old before he crashed and I almost lost him! (the closest vet is 3 hours away and they were already on an emergency call out when I’d rang them) and the second photo is at 5 weeks and 2 days old.
This goes to show how far a little TLC can go in the right hands! He is being hand raised as his mother died a few hours after he was born. If it wasn’t for us he probably wouldn’t of made it. He has had over $2,000 spent on vet bills and milk powder but he is worth every cent to see him alive and well. I love you Cooper xxxx
Cooper - My orphan brumby foal.
I would like to introduce you to Cooper. :D
Cooper is an orphan brumby foal that I am hand raising. His mother died when he was only a few hours old and I took him on otherwise he was going to get put down.
After a short float trip home I unloaded him, put him in the stable and gave him some extra colostrum just to be on the safe side. He took to the bottle straight away and was going great for the first 2 days but at day 3 he crashed and I thought I was going to loose him. After 4 hours of trying to keep him hydrated and comfortable he put his head in my lap as if he were about to fall asleep and I could feel his heart racing, I was so worried about him! After sitting with him for almost 5 hours straight without moving the vets finally arrived and gave him a plasma transfusion and some antibiotics. He got up and looked a little brighter so the vets have him an enema to make sure he was passed the meconium stage (which he was) and the vest told me to keep a close eye on him in case he crashed again so i spent all night with him in the stable giving him all the fluids he’d take and by about 6am i’d fallen asleep with the poor little man curled up next to me. I woke up an hour late to his beautiful little face nibbling on my nose and he was as bright as ever bucking and playing around in the stable and since then he hasn’t looked back! (:
This photo is of him at 5 weeks and 2 days old. He is now 6 and a half weeks old and just the most adorable thing ever. He’s put on so much condition and is just an absolute gem, i absolutely love this little man to pieces and we have a very strong bond (he thinks I’m mum lol). He walked into my life just when i needed a bit of a pick-me-up and it is possibly the best thing thats happened in a while.
Currently trying to think of a show name for him as I am going to take him to some local shows when he’s a few months older (: even though he’d probably go into one now if i let him haha :P
I love you Cooper. <3
I know I barely ever post but I had the most amazing breakthrough with my horse and just had to write it down!
Well.. My horse Sunny is a QH x Paint x TB who was poorly broken in due to an ill fitting saddle that stuffed his back and caused him to be cold backed and he is very, very particular with whatever saddle you put on his back, he needs to have his sadde that was fitted to him otherwise he bucks, rears and carries on until you take it off.. It’s been 7 years since he’s had a different saddle on and normally he goes nuts when you but something/someone heavier on him and he’d be really good all week and i thought i might just try my syd hill swinging fender on him and see how we reacts.. i put it on him and he tensed up a bit then relaxed as soon as i started talking too him then i did the girth up which is normally the harder part because he gets tense and worries but he was fairly relaxed the whole time and i did it up firm but not tight and he just stood there, when normally he’d be running backwards and rearing so i lunged him and he did nothing but what i asked and i was so happy with him so i risked it for the biscuit and decided to get on him, mum walked out and almost passed out! haha but he was so good, he was tense at first but i just kept walking him until he was comfortable and slowly brought him into a trot on both sides then thought what the hell he’s happy so we went for a canter on the circle first then out into the paddock and went for a nice long run and he loved it! I’m so happy with him, i love him so much! <3
My life, My love, My best friend, My everything. <3
Royal Thunder | Artie | RT | Muska
I love him with every little piece of my heart and I will continue to do so until the day I die. The only one who keeps me sane, he saves my life and he’s always there. I don’t need a prince charming because my horse is all I need! (although, in saying that my boyfriend probably wouldn’t approve ;D haha). Love you my beautiful baby boy! ♥♥♥♥