therubberman:

forthesakeoftwo:

In an unfortunate and mysterious pasture accident (we’re not sure how it happened), the Miniature Horse that some of you had the kindness to help rescue, broke his hip and fractured his jaw.

The only solution was to perform a groundbreaking surgery that had never been done on equines before, only bovines. The other option was to put him down which we didn’t want to do.
In order to get him to the hospital, with the advice of a vet, Josianne Petrement (the owner of the domain on which he lives) set up an ingenious and makeshift sling inside a truck. And she sat with him for the whole ride.
The surgery itself was a procedure apparently never performed on an equine before (at least, never at St Hyacinthe veterinary hospital) and is usually used for bovines. They had a bovine surgeon come in and guide them through it. They removed about 2 and a half inches of his bone and so he now has a leg shorter than the other. In a few weeks an expert, specialized farrier will come and see what he can do to readjust his feet. He needs to build up his muscles first. But he pulled through and has such a strong will to leave, he’d try to run if we let him! 
The surgery went well, but we’re left with a 3000$ vet bill, and because we’re setting up an official rescue we could really use some help. Remember that every dollar counts, and if you cannot donate, please pass the word/signal boost anyway!
He’s really worth it. He’s 25 and recovered marvellously fast from starvation, and he’s been doing really well since coming home from the hospital. He’s a very special little horse, the kind of charismatic personality everyone falls for within minutes of meeting him.
Pictures posted are the makeshift truck and post-surgery at the hospital (you can see where they opened him up and if you look closely you can even see the IV). 

If you have a few bucks to spare help this little guy recover! Every dollar counts, that can’t be stressed enough. So if you have it, it’d be amazing if you could help out! And even if you don’t, please reblog this to spread the word because it helps just as much. 

(Source: nummerthirteen, via indianajosey-deactivated2012071)

Mother Knows Best

Kate and her colt, CEMB, Saint-Basil-le-Grand

As you can see the little guy is growing up quite nicely, and he’s so big my goodness!

Mother Knows Best

Kate and her colt, CEMB, Saint-Basil-le-Grand

As you can see the little guy is growing up quite nicely, and he’s so big my goodness!

Sienna

Sienna, Centre Équestre Mont-Bruno, Saint-Basil-le-Grand.

Sienna

Sienna, Centre Équestre Mont-Bruno, Saint-Basil-le-Grand.

Native

33 year old Standarbred Stallion, St-Ours

And let us not forget to treat our elderly horses with the love, care and respect they deserve. Native here is a wonderful example of a well kept senior horse, as you can see for yourself. His muscles are still all there and you cannot see a single bone sticking out, yet he has almost no teeth left. “Oh he’s skinny because he’s old” is never an excuse not to make an effort. 

Not so evil

Evil, medium pony, St-Ours

Yes, his name is Evil. No, he really isn’t! He’s a 4 year old medium pony gelding and as soon as Ringo is gelded, might be his new best friend. (He can be seen in Ringo’s photoset, the two of them meeting one an other).

Ringo, 29 days later.

Ringo Starr, St-Ours

As you can see, Mr. Ringo Starr is living the good life. He’s filling out really nicely and the place is lovely as ever. Gave him a shower today and walked/trotted him in hand a bit today. I try to visit him at least once a week, he gets so perky when I visit him. And when you take him out of his park he lifts his head and arches his neck and prances at your side all the way to the barn. (He’s such a show off! He clearly knows he’s a rock star!) I also measured him and he is just shy of 37 inches at the withers. 

Not Yet a Month Old

Kate’s baby colt at 28 days, CEMB

He’s still unnamed (and I’m still rooting for the name “Songbird”). A beautiful (very tall from the day he was born (I was there!)) colt by Beaulieau’s Coolman (Quidam de Revel) a Selle Français stallion and out of Catimini “Kate” the gentlest, most elegant Thoroughbred mare you’ll ever meet. (And was my favourite riding horse for a long time!)

Not Yet a Month Old

Kate’s baby colt at 28 days, CEMB

He’s still unnamed (and I’m still rooting for the name “Songbird”). A beautiful (very tall from the day he was born (I was there!)) colt by Beaulieau’s Coolman (Quidam de Revel) a Selle Français stallion and out of Catimini “Kate” the gentlest, most elegant Thoroughbred mare you’ll ever meet. (And was my favourite riding horse for a long time!)

Blue Skies

Léonardo, CEMB, Rive-Sud Montréal, August 2011

Blue Skies

Léonardo, CEMB, Rive-Sud Montréal, August 2011