It is amazing what prayers and love can do for a little orphan. Yesterday we took Suri out into the round pen. The weather has been horrible, rainy and cold, dreary and gray. So we grabbed the few minutes of "no rain" that we could and brought Suri out into the round pen. She was ready to go and bucked and ran and slam, slid right onto her side. She had her blanket on, so she slid several feet and got up and started again Twice more she went mud diving and sliding across the ground. I was about to put an end to it, when she got up, shook her head, and you could tell, her little brain was churning and when she started to run you could see the difference in the way she placed her feet. After that, it was bucking and running and sliding to a stop right at the last minute. That little girl is smart. She figured out that to stay up, she would have to place her feet in a different manner. It was amazing.
Today, we took her to the lower field and she had a blast. She ran and ran and ran. Her tail was up and that little girl can float without even touching her feet to the ground.. She is poetry in motion and is fluid and will be an amazing ride some day; You can also tell that she was left repeatedly by her band, as she is in constant communication with us, never letting us out of her sight.
Honey Bandit put on quite a show as he watched her. He demonstrated how beautiful and studly he can be. His head was up, neck arched as he floated around the pen. He can't wait to meet her, but I have a feeling he will be better educated by being with Dakota prior to hanging out with the little Princess.
I will attach a couple of pix so you can see the unbelievable difference that a few days and a million dollars of groceries will make. (Just kidding about the million, but that little Princess is having lots of different things to make her thrive.) Foal Lac powder, (which we desperately need), foal lac pellets ( also need those). only the best leafy green alfalfa, special supplements and her special grain. You can see the amazing difference in her in just a couple weeks. Oh yes, and we can't forget the goat's milk.
She still needs prayers, but is doing wonderfully compared to her start in life. We appreciate all your support as we have to get this little Princess ready to be adopted by some lucky person. I have to say that whomever is lucky enough to adopt her will need to spend some serious time with her here as she has been "left" by the bands over and over. She definitely is concerned about being left behind. But she is the biggest love you will ever meet. I can't wait till she and Honey Bandit can run and play.
If you would like to help save this little Princess and help her get through her hernia surgery (in the near future), please send your tax deductible donations to Chilly Pepper, Miracle Mustang, 30027 State Highway 44 East, Shingletown,CA 96088 or visit www.chillypepper.weebly.com. to help save this little miracle.
Also, please keep in mind that we are desperate for a "rolling foal hospital". A reliable, safe and good running vehicle that is sitting out there somewhere in a back yard or garage would be perfect.; When we brought Suri home, although it was "short's weather over in Gardnerville, we hit rain sleet and snow on the way home. What we need is a vehicle we can drive across the mountains and be able to get through snowy conditions to pick up these critical foals at a moment's notice. Doesn't have to be pretty, just reliable and something we can use to keep these critical foals safe. A motorhome would be okay, especially if we need to get to Nevada, So California or Eastern Oregon on a moment's notice. It would also be important to be able to pick up the carnage that we may see after the summer roundups when the foals are critical due to the hot summer roundups. We know how many issues we are going to be facing. Also, in my meeting with Tom Pgoznik, he stated he was concerned about our being able to get to LItchfield if there was a snowstorm. It would be much easier to get across the mountains without pulling a trailer, although we will do what is necessary to get there no matter what.
It would be awesome to fix my truck, (she needs injectors on a Chevy silverado, 2001, but in the meantime, we have to be ready to go right way. North Valley Bank has an account that is set up to help save this little princess. Please help us and don't forget, she will need a loving home. So "git er done" and help save this beautiful little girl.