Midnight is the perfect time to introduce halters and fly masks to the babies!
These days, no one really knows what time it is at Wildhorse. With feeding shifts around the clock, we all feel like parents to newborn human babies X100 and we’re loving every precious minute with these two.
Laurie, our Herd Health Director was on Midnight Feeding Duty and used the opportunity to try halters and fly masks on Gus and Jack to get them used to the feeling of them on their bodies.
Both were very tolerant and didn’t seem to mind wearing them a bit! And we must say, she sure picked perfect colors for these handsome fellas.
Baby Jack will be going back to the hospital on May 27, 2020 to have his cast removed and get X-rays. He also has something wrong with his left shoulder. We'll get X-rays there too. If anyone can help with his veterinary expenses, we would be so grateful.
Baby Jack is still in his cast on his front right leg, due to the fracture he endured when he was attacked by a pack of wild dogs. Terry Ricketts, one of our directors, takes time to give Jack a comforting massage. Jack goes to the hospital on May 27 to have his cast removed and new X-rays taken.
168 feed shifts, 12 per day, 2 hour increments for 14 days. Countless vital checks, medications, bandage changes, reporting, cool sponge baths and lots of TLC. That’s just some of what our amazing Volunteers have accomplished since the rescue of Gus and Jack.
These individuals are volunteering around the clock, ensuring that the babies have the nourishment, care and safety that they so need to grow into strong and healthy boys!
It has been an incredible journey for Wildhorse, and it’s just getting started!
The is the rescue story of Gus and Jack, two foals that made their way to Wildhorse with the help of some incredible individuals and what seemed like .........