Here is an update on our newest little one. We picked up Texas on Saturday. He was 2 days old and had been rejected by his momma. The other mares were also going after him.
As always, we never know for sure why the little ones are rejected, and in this case we are so very lucky the caretakers were paying close attention. He is struggling a bit, and has kind of been all over the map. However, he is eating like a champ and although he is still exhausted, he will spend about 2 minutes playing a couple of times a day. Most of the time he is sleeping, but it is wonderful that he can get his heart pumping and the oxygen flowing well at least a couple of times a day. He has full blown scours but we are treating that and his eyes are bright and he has the spirit of the mustang shining in those bright eyes.
As usual, we have been given "another miracle", here at Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang. He is far from out of the woods yet, but has passed the first major hurdle, the 72 hour mark, and we are taking it like we always do, a minute, an hour at a time. Please send prayers for him. He certainly needs lots of them. He has had some breathing issues and thanks to the folks at Vibra VM, we seem to be making some progress in that area also.
As usual, it takes a village to save an orphan foal, and we are so very blessed and grateful to have the love an support from such awesome folks.
Will keep y'all updated.