Thursday, December 2, 2010

Vet Update


Have I mentioned I love Denali's vet???

She left me a voice mail that the swelling is gone in Denali's leg, and it was probably just a contusion. She said at first she thought it was a bowed tendon (which would make sense because that's our luck) but that it looks normal again and she isn't wrapped. 

She said that my theory as to why Denali got sick, and then subsequently made such a recovery is plausible. She also said that Denali has been on Dyno Booster since arriving (which boosts the immune system.) That would make sense to me. Whatever, I'll take it.  

Tomorrow my little girl is going to be introduced to another horse. She hasn't been turned out with another another horse since last April, and even then she would chase Ophelia around with sticks. We'll see how this goes. I'm so nervous about her getting turned out.


Denali around humans (unless you're a massage therapist who doesn't listen)


The place where Denali is located is beautiful!! The pastures are perfect! They are big with 5 boards and hot wire. There is gravel by the gates and lots and lots of grass to nibble on. I know Denali is going to LOVE it. I just hope she is able to play well with others. The vet thinks that her mare is more dominate than Denali. I've been trying to explain that Denali is sweet and innocent around people,but put her in with another horse and she turns into a wolverine. She is vicious, bossy, and plain rude. That's part of what the vet wants her to learn, how to be a horse. As far as we know Denali was with her mom in Kentucky and sold as an 18 month old where she came to Seattle and was kept in a stall. She doesn't really have "horse manners" and doesn't know how to act around other horses. This will be an exciting adventure. I'm just hoping that when I show up on Saturday she's not chasing any of them around with a stick.



Denali with Horses (or if you're a massage therapist who doesn't listen)


14 comments:

Becky said...

HAHA! Those pictures are priceless! SO glad you're getting some positive answers (even if they're just speculation) from the vet. Prayers, prayers, and more prayers are continued for Miss D's recovery!

Dom said...

I laughed so hard at this!

achieve1dream said...

Yay I'm so happy the swelling is gone. :D I'm sure Denali will be fine with the other horses. They will find one eventually that won't take attitude from her. :) She'll figure it out. I'm glad the place where she's staying is so nice. :) I'll continue to send prayers and healing thoughts for you guys!

Leah Fry said...

Glad she continues to do well. You may be surprised at how hungry Denali is for interaction with other horses. Many times the bad manners around other horses is fear. Give her some time; she'll get it and I'm sure will be just fine.

Kate said...

You do have a great situation, and just when you needed it, too!

Mare said...

Haha those picturess made me laugh!

Laura M. said...

Thos pictures are perfect! I'd say our mares are almost twins, lol. Panache much prefers humans to horses, she'll generally chase around any horse(s) she's turned out with. And she's been turned out in all different sizes of herds, so she has no excuse like Denali does. I'm sure a little experimenting will find Denali the right turnout buddy.

Kate said...

For the first photo I was like, aww! cute :) and then the second photo almost made me choke on my coffee. SO FUNNY!

WishIHadAHorsey said...

You crack me up! Where do you find these pictures! Keep up the good outlook :-).

Jana said...

That's really great news! I hope all keeps going well! :)

SprinklerBandit said...

Finally, some good news!! Hopefully, your/her luck is changing.

Denali's Mom said...

Leah, that's sort of what my vet thinks. She thinks that Denali is "emotionally disabled" (Which I laughed so hard at because that's what i do for a living) and that she just needs to get use to horses and learn to act in a herd. We'll see!!

Frizzle said...

SO happy for the continued good news!! I'm sure Denali is going to love being turned out in a pasture with a buddy to (hopefully) pal around with.
Maybe this place will rehab her physically AND emotionally ("So, Denali, why don't you lie down on the couch and tell me about your childhood").
:-D

Kristen Eleni Shellenbarger said...

LOL on those pictures..where do you find these!? :)

So I'm sure Denali will be great. Laz is 'home schooled' with no other kids to play with (expect over the fence) and I may be able to change that this winter too....we'll see how it goes.