Today was a pretty quiet day for Honey Bandit. Yesterday and today he seemed a little bit mellow, so we let him rest for most of the day. We did, however, expand his play pen. It is about 2 or 3 times bigger than it was. It is not an area to "run in", but just a nice little area for him to wander around in.
Two of his aunties came over today. (Jennifer and Susie) they hung out and babysat and then he got a nice little "brushing" with the gel brush that Susie and Diane brought over. He really liked that.
He is changing color, and no one would even know that he is the same horse. He looks so different. His wounds are healing nicely and I can no longer describe him as having a "bony little butt". He is a long way from where he should be, but is growing like a weed. He is getting much taller and growing like a weed. He loves to "back up" against you and get his butt scratched. The first few times he kept backing up at me I was wondering "what is he doing? But he just loves to be scratched. I have to watch out though, because he almost knocks me over now, so I guess we will have to nix that little habit.
We do have a little problem though. We need help. Any ideas for catching whom ever is opening our gates, tampering with fencing and in general, committing acts that could result in the death or injury to our horses?
While doing a little bit of rearranging of corrals today, we found that once again, someone had tampered with the panels, removing the pins and leaving the panels partly open just enough so a horse would go through. We live right on a fast highway (55 mph +).
We are with Honey Bandit 24/7, but it really makes me angry that someone would be trying to cause problems for the horses. We need to find a way to catch this predator before any harm comes to our critters. Does anyone have a camera we could borrow for a month????? We need one that works in the dark and is motion activated, so they can be arrested and prosecuted. These mustangs have all been through enough, and we need to keep them safe.
Honey Bandit just went in and laid down on his bed. Apparently it is bedtime. It rained a little bit today and is quite chilly right now. We are praying that the cold, wet weather holds off a little bit more.
Thank you for all of you who called or wrote about the situation in Nevada on Highway 50. We have to work together to save all of our beautiful mustangs. God bless you for taking the time to make a difference.