Resignation, and Back to Work


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Exotic Blue never wavered from her decision.

Overnight, we trekked up to the barn every two hours to make sure that the filly was getting nourishment. On the first trip, we had to re-administer the tranquilizers (Acepromazine and Dormosedan) in addition to restraining the mare with hobbles and a stall tie. She appeared sedated at first, but when the filly latched on, Blue jumped a foot off the ground and came down with all four legs thrashing. We resorted to using a chain lip twitch to contain her for the duration of the feeding.

Old mare, new purpose

The two look like they belong together–even if Jo’s Magic does look pretty big next to the 15-hand Hermione

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