Sunday, August 07, 2011

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig

Maggie has returned home on Friday. The vets were tentative at sending her home, but admitted that they would be tentative unless she was eating normally and it would take awhile for that. So I am attending to her and feeding her the small prescribed amounts of food 4 times per day.

Diana of The Qi Paperswas an incredible help. She(Maggie, not Diana) stepped out of the trailer and perked right up. Her appetite was voracious. She is on stall rest with hand walking for a long time and has restricted feed.

Saturday morning she was very hungry for breakfast, then squeaked and banged her stall door to come out. After trying to run me down while I was putting on her halter, she tossed her head and jigged, then had to be corrected two times for body slamming.

She became more sedate as the day wore on, but still good and alert to her surroundings. Some of this afternoon slow down may be the way she always is. I have not had her for very long and always see her in the morning.Quite possibly, her natural best time of day may be morning, just like mine.


Amanda said...

so glad to hear Maggie is home & doing better! hopefully she continues to do so!

The Fab Furs said...

Sometimes body slams are a good thing. (Yay!)

Grey Horse Matters said...

So glad that she is finally home. Seems to me she really missed being in her usual surroundings, I'll bet she heals even faster now. Good luck Maggie!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

I'm glad to hear she's recovering and at home now.

allhorsestuff said...

Oh lovely having her home again!!!
Maggie mare msut be sighing relief, as you, to be in familar surounds!! Healing happens there...pray it will be smooth for hers.

Funny about her being a morning horse, like you!!..mine is more alive later, seems like me that way too...if I want a calm sedate up early,Wa is rummy, drowsy it seems!

Happy for you Cara..keep up the good work- what relationship/partnership you are forging with your mare!
Let's hope she become a fat(not pig) but horse-jiggity jig!