I bought a big bag of horse treats for Francie. I thought she deserved a little spoiling, after all she'd been through. Francie sniffed them. And said no thanks.
At least she likes the Equine Senior sweet feed I've been giving her. No, she's not a senior. But my childhood friend who knows all about equine nutrition said it was the best I could give her to help her build weight carefully, and my vet agreed. As for the treats, well, I'll keep trying. There's bound to be something she would like!
I have an exciting update on the horses down the road. Thanks to the donations from readers, I was able to have the vet out last week. I stressed about having that stud colt gelded, because I was afraid we wouldn't be able to catch him since he hasn't been handled, and there is a huge pond in the mud pit where they reside and I was terrified he'd fall in it while awakening from sedation (sometimes horses will panic). Even my vet was worried about this, wishing the colt wasn't so wild so that we could do the gelding at our place, which has cleaner, more open space for a surgery. But things went smoothly, and he is no longer a stud! Even the weather cooperated, not being as cold or rainy as it had been. In addition, I had enough donations left over to do rabies vaccines for him and the older horse, as well as a Coggins test. The vet said that they are looking much "less ribby" since the massive deworming (which was also thanks to your donations, readers). So know that together, we have made a huge difference for these animals! Being able to help these horses has been one of my happiest moments, thank you readers for your support.