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Orphan Annie
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Saddlebum    Posted 08-03-2002 at 08:49:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Finally figured out the picture thing and uploaded a picture to the Photo Gallery of our "orphan" filly from last summer. It was taken about three hours after she was born. Her mom had a traumatic eye injury and was on medication most of the time she was pregnant, nearly didn't have the baby, and then when she was born, had almost no milk and turned on the little one with bared teeth. We had two vets out, sedated her mom, tied her legs up, etc. but she didn't want anything to do with the baby. So much for motherly instincts. The filly had to ride in the trailer 60 miles for emergency treatment, since she got no collostrum, and then was hand-fed goat's milk and foal formula round the clock for the first several weeks of life. She's a year old now and happy and healthy--the filly who wasn't supposed to make it but had other ideas--thought everyone might enjoy her baby pic.

F14    Posted 08-03-2002 at 09:37:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
What a cutie!

Not a horse person myself, as far as riding/working them goes, but I get along with 'em fine, as pets. Both of my daughters love 'em.

My younger daughter wants one bad, but has no place to keep it. I have 3+ acres of fenced pasture for my sheep and llama. I've got a feeling that when my daughter gets her financial stuff together, there's gonna be an addition to Poppa's menagerie. I told her I'd board it, as long as she covered the vet/farrier bills.

scooterhead    Posted 08-03-2002 at 18:17:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
F14 , be carful , I`ve got more than one buddy that got in that situation and now they have a horse they aint aloud to get rid of but they do get to feed it and buy the feed and the kids dont even look over the fence to see if it`s there when they come over let alone ride it . Nothin against horses mindya but seen a lot of kids out grow`em .

F14...Me, too    Posted 08-04-2002 at 03:46:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
But this "kid" is 36 years old. Not that it can't still happen, but she knows I'll sell it right out from under her the first dollar that comes out of MY wallet to support it...

EIEIO    Posted 08-03-2002 at 08:54:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
She is a cutie, have any current pictures of her?

Saddlebum    Posted 08-03-2002 at 09:15:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thank you! She's turning into a real beauty, and I need to take the newest pics into town to get them developed. I have to emphasize that we didn't breed her, and thought her mom was open when we bought her in Sept. of 2000 and she didn't show (fooled the vet school vets, too) until she was about six weeks from foaling. Sneaky mare. So we had the double shock of finding out that a baby was on the way and then having a rejected foal to deal with. Have no idea who or what her daddy was, but she's really turning out pretty. Wouldn't wish this experience on anyone on purpose, but I wouldn't trade it for the world, if that makes any sense!

ger    Posted 08-03-2002 at 10:19:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
she,s a beauty, well take her off your hands if you like lol.wife says ophened foals make best horses cause they tend to bond with you since her mom rejected her, i don,t know but thats what she tell,s me ,who am i to argue, im too tired been up all night lol . but she is a sweety,and leggy to gonna be nice full grown. later ger

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