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American Quarter Horse from Caledonia, IL

Smart Lil' Cutter

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I am from Caledonia, IL and I've been a Club Horse member for 1 year, 9 months and 24 days

Nicknames: Cutter, Baby Girl, Sweetie

Age: 15 years old

Gender: Mare

Breed: American Quarter Horse

Height: 15hh

Color: Chestnut

Type of Riding: Western Trail Riding

My Horse's Achievements: We can all ride her now, and she crossed a 'scary' bridge

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Apples, Carrots and Alfalfa

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Be groomed and loved on, to go on a ride

Pet Peeves: Not getting enough attention, and not being the first one out of the pasture

My Horse's motto: "Show me Thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for Thou art the God of me salvation; on Thee do I wait all the day." Psalms 25:4,

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When we first went to look at Cutter, she had just had a foal, so we didn't ride her then... But she was so sweet and beautiful, had Smart Little Lena on her papers, and was a great price so we brought her home. The man we bought her from said she was broke, but hadn't been ridden in a year or so. A bit later we just put a saddle on her and she did fine. A few days later I just sat on her as my brother led her around, still she was fine. Then, in one of our pastures, I got on to ride her. As soon as they took off the lead rope and I asked her to walk I could tell she was confused. But she did walk around for a bit, but she kept trying to go to the gate. Then, ignoring my cues, she walked right up to our electric fence and accidentally touched the fence with her nose! She took off for a gallop around the pasture... and I didn't. We soon caught her, and calmed her down. Then, with the electric fence off, I climbed back on. But she must have connected my being on her back with the shock, because our sweet little mare suddenly became a bucking bronco! Her bucking began, and I'm not an experienced rider! The ground rushed up to meet me fast and hard. Cutter continued to buck and run around and I got out of that pasture fast! Although scraped and bruised, I wasn't badly hurt. A week or so later my brother came across an add for a girl who was offering to refresh horses. We called her that day and she came out that afternoon. She was a great rider and did an amazing job with Cutter in only a few weeks! While she was there once, I got on Cutter again, and the change was truly miraculous! Now my entire family rides her, from my mom to my nine year old brother! She's like a different horse; and we all praise the Lord for sending us this sweet little girl!

"Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; try my reins and my heart." Psalm 26:2

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I've had 3457 friends visit me.

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331 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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so good to hear from you again and glad everyone is doing well. leaving a soggy sunday vote for Cutter too

Come visit me, Allie & BJ and his mom,Gracie.

11/08/2015 01:12.05 PM Report This Comment
Happy Sunday!!!
Leaving cold Sunday morning votes. Skies are really pretty this morning, as the sun is rising. Pink, mostly, but what a work of art? Darby got all muddy again, last night I saw him and... I just gotta say I've got some work to do today. Still no riding, still wet and gross out. In the horse pasture there are so many holes, from all the hoof prints. So far we've gotten 118 votes. Thank you all, it means so much!

I'll tell you all a little bit about Darby's past... of what I know. Once the lady arrived at our place she told us about Darby. She said she rescued him from this lady who rode and did english with him. I'm not sure if she even rode him western. Amy (the lady we bought him from) said he was skin and bones. That made me really sad. Amy said the lady didn't abuse him but she didn't feed him. Amy owned Darby for a year (i think) and she slowly got him to a good weight. You know, it takes a long time to put weight on a horse. Darby is always rushing and pushy around his food, so maybe that's why he is. He's afraid he wont get enough. Amy said he would be a great barrel horse, but actually he's more of an english horse. I know Amy said he was 12 years old, but the vet told us he is 17-19. I went with the younger, of course. I'm so glad to have my boy, he's such a blessing. Love to all*

Come visit me, Darby *Please vote me December HOTM*.

11/08/2015 05:04.53 AM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
Saturday morning already...week went by fast, and today we all meet (this time at my son Joe's house) to eat pizza in honor of Dave's birthday. Pizza was his favorite food. Whisper and the little herd are sending you a vote.

Come visit me, Kissed by the Sun, Mistic, Eclipse Moon Shadow & Whisper.

11/07/2015 07:14.01 AM Report This Comment
Glad you are back on and have an awesome new place. Left votes for both. Meg had to be euthanized in July - she broke her hind leg, have no idea how. Since then, have adopted two elderly mares from a horse rescue and am working at getting them rehabbed.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ Voting for Darby #278713 4 Dec HOTM, Cisco ~ Congrats King Copper, Nov HOTM!, RIP, Angel Meg Voting Darby #278713 4 Dec HOTM, Bo (aka The Money Pit) and Jazz & Nugget ~ Voting for Darby #278713 4 Dec HOTM.

11/06/2015 02:46.07 PM Report This Comment
Stopping by with a vote; please come and support Payday he is running for HOTM and could really use the support he hopes everything is going well for you and your horses!!

Come visit me, ~*Candy*~ Plse vote Payday (#180956) for Dec. HOTM & ~*Payday Parlay*~ Please Vote me December HOTM.

11/03/2015 08:24.24 AM Report This Comment
Happy Tuesday!!!
Hi everyone, dropping off a morning vote. Today is suppose to be 87 degrees, then tomorrow we jump up again, 95 degrees. Ugg, but I know fall weather is right around the corner. Hope ya'll are getting some riding time in. I haven't been, but hope to soon. We are signing the papers to our new property in a few days, then it will be ours. It wont be difficult to move the horses, Darby loads great and Copper is getting better. Hope all is well, love to all.

Come visit me, Darby *Vote for Copper 276918 November HOTM*.

10/06/2015 05:32.50 AM Report This Comment
Happy first day of Fall everyone! Leaving y'all a late good morning vote! I rode Copper this morning in his English saddle. Then after I was done me and my sister lunged him over a jump and he jumped it! I'm very proud of my good boy! We plan to lunge him over it again tomorrow and then possibly Friday with someone on his back. Hope all y'all have a wonderful first day of Fall! Love and a vote. ~Copper~

Come visit me, ~Copper~Vote Darby December HOTM~.

09/23/2015 08:26.43 AM Report This Comment
Left a vote!
Happy first day of fall!!!! Leaving a cool morning tap on your horseshoe. I plan to ride Darbs this morning. We'll be jumping! Best wishes

Come visit me, Darby *Vote for Copper 276918 November HOTM*.

09/23/2015 05:36.37 AM Report This Comment
Left a vote!
Happy first day of fall!!!! Leaving a cool morning tap on your horseshoe. I plan to ride Darbs this morning. We'll be jumping! Best wishes

Come visit me, Darby *Vote for Copper 276918 November HOTM*.

09/23/2015 05:36.29 AM Report This Comment
Left a vote!
Happy first day of fall!!!! Leaving a cool morning tap on your horseshoe. I plan to ride Darbs this morning. We'll be jumping! Best wishes

Come visit me, Darby *Vote for Copper 276918 November HOTM*.

09/23/2015 05:36.16 AM Report This Comment
Left a vote!
Happy first day of fall!!!! Leaving a cool morning tap on your horseshoe. I plan to ride Darbs this morning. We'll be jumping! Best wishes

Come visit me, Darby *Vote for Copper 276918 November HOTM*.

09/23/2015 05:36.12 AM Report This Comment
Yaaaay...finally got to ride two days in a row!! My husband rode Ace on Sunday and I rode on Monday and Tuesday. I was so excited and wanted to share with HC and I couldn't log on the past few days. What's up with that? Anyway I really enjoyed my rides. I posted six photos below (3 from each day). We are having some beautiful weather here, hope it holds out. Have a great weekend! Left votes all around.


09/18/2015 09:30.10 AM Report This Comment
Happy Monday!
Galloping by with a early Monday morning vote! Well, I've got good news... Weather shows cooler temps coming in this Wednesday! I'm so happy, I bet Darby will enjoy the cooler fall-like weather as well. Me and my sister rode our horses yesterday morning. English tack! They did good. But Darby threw some fits and bucked as we were loping. But I made him work through his fuss. He also got a bath yesterday, I don't think he rolled afterward. Thank goodness! I've been busy these past few days. Hope all is well with you! Have a great beginning of the week! Best wishes, love to all!!!!!!!!!!

Come visit me, Darby *Vote for Copper 276918 November HOTM*.

09/08/2015 04:47.55 AM Report This Comment
Dropping by with an early morning vote. Darby is doing great, he loves all the grass in our pasture. Him and Copper have six acres, with trees and a pond. Hope all is well, one more day and it's September! The weekend was busier than usual, didn't have a chance to ride. But today or tomorrow I will. I think Darby likes the break. Last time I rode we did barrels. He lopes great, but his turns aren't the tightest. But we'll work on it. Other than that he's pretty good. But he still loves to jump. He actually pulls the bit to line up and jump. It's too funny. But I'm glad I found something he enjoys. Well have a blessed Monday, love always and a click on your horseshoe!!!

Come visit me, Darby *Vote for Copper 276918 November HOTM*.

08/31/2015 04:49.56 AM Report This Comment
Happy Sunday
Loping by with a good morning vote! Hope everyone's weekend is going great! Didn't get a chance to ride yesterday, I hope I can today though. Still, I'm counting the days 'till cooler weather! Have a good day! Best wishes

Come visit me, Darby *Vote for Copper 276918 November HOTM*.

08/30/2015 05:04.15 AM Report This Comment
Leaving a stormy morning vote! Dark clouds, cool winds and thunder this morning. No riding today. Love this kinda weather! Hope all is good, best wishes

Come visit me, Darby *Vote for Copper 276918 November HOTM*.

08/25/2015 05:18.57 AM Report This Comment
Trotting by with a click on your horseshoe. Slowly but surely the weather is getting cooler, a week ago it was 106, now it's 95. The heat down here in Texas is brutal. Although the forecast shows rain for today and tomorrow. Sure hope we get some, it's unbelievable dry, lots of cracks in the ground. This morning I'm going to ride Darbs, our ride Saturday morning was a great lesson. He didn't act up really, we loped both sides and I got him going a little faster. It was great! Hope all is well, get some horsey time. Love always and best wishes!

Come visit me, Darby *Vote for Copper 276918 November HOTM*.

08/19/2015 05:26.49 AM Report This Comment
Susie made August HOTM...yip yip hooray!! We will definitely celebrate with the herd. I told my husband Susie gets to do whatever she wants today because she is Queen. Thanks so much HC friends for all your votes and support. We could not have done it without you. Susie is happy to be your Top Horse for this month. I look forward to sharing more of Susie's escapades with our HC friends...because you know there will be more. lol


08/01/2015 09:01.35 AM Report This Comment
As you know, Susie survived all her tragic incidents and accidents. Through it all she has been a real trooper. She is the biggest horse in the pasture, but she allows the other horses to boss her around. She does anything you ask of her. She is such a sweet and playful mare. I call Susie my “million dollar” horse. One because of all the time, effort and expense we have invested in her, but the second and main reason is because nobody has enough money to buy Susie. She is worth the world to me. She has found her forever home. She will live here at our pasture for as long as she is alive and she will be laid to rest next to dear sweet Lollipop, when her time ends. She has touched my heart in a way that I can’t explain. I hope she has touched yours in some way through her story. The End.~~~~
Our HOTM run has come to an end. I have enjoyed sharing Susie’s story with you. Thanks to all my HC friends for your support. (Left a big thank you vote)


07/31/2015 01:51.50 AM Report This Comment
November 1st Susie is home and once again she is confined to the barn. We are having to change her bandages every 3 to 5 days. This is getting to be a task. Also having to clean out the barn everyday, with her many piles of manure and wet areas. lol Susie was getting bored being confined, away from the herd. So on November 16th, my husband decided to let Susie out of the barn and put her in a small pen area. Well you know Susie…she was not content to be outside, she wanted to be with the herd. So she tried to jump the fence and managed to get her leg caught in the square fencing. Yes, it was her left rear leg. We brought her in, doctored her leg and bandaged it up. She had completely messed up the grafting process. She remained in the barn another 10 days. At this point the wound had pretty much healed but the hair had not regrown. We knew that this was the best we could hope for, so we removed her bandage and set her free.


07/30/2015 12:42.39 PM Report This Comment
Best wishes!
Here's a quick good morning vote! Hope your day goes great! Plan to ride this morning, have a good day

Come visit me, Darby *Vote for Copper 276918 November HOTM*.

07/30/2015 05:20.08 AM Report This Comment
In answer to the question as to what caused the proliferative lesion, not really sure. Not sure why she got pythium and the other horses at the same pasture didn't. They did say that her immune system could have played a part. The birth of her foal could have weakened her immune system and made her more susceptible to diseases. After all of this we did put her on a supplement for her immune system called Tri-Mune.~~~

The grafting process consisted of taking punch grafts from Susie’s left side of her neck underneath her mane. They took a total of 22 punch grafts and implanted them into the wound bed. Her leg was bandaged and they would wait five days before the bandage could be removed. Susie remained at LSU until October 31st. Halloween day she retuned home after a total of 17 days. Now the fun begins! lol (A click on the horseshoe)


07/29/2015 12:38.22 PM Report This Comment
Almost at the end of our HOTM run...yay! Keep the votes coming and thank you.~~~

Susie was going to have to return to LSU to have skin grafts done. The wound would not completely heal without having the grafts done. They needed the wound to start healing first and then after it reached a certain point, they were going to implant the skin grafts into the wound. She returned to LSU on October 15th. However the wound bed was not ready for the grafting, so she stayed there and on October 22nd they preceded with the grafting process. (Voted)


07/28/2015 11:31.53 AM Report This Comment
The next day October 25th, a surgical excision of the lesion was done. Preliminary results were not consistent with pythium. However a culture was taken and sent off for testing. The initial diagnosis was an ulcerative and proliferative lesion on the lateral aspect of left rear pastern. After the surgery was done Susie remained at LSU for 9 days, where she was confined to a stall and her bandages changed every 3 days. She was sent home on October 2nd. We were told to keep her confined to her stall. However we separated the barn to give her two stalls and the middle isle, where we placed a round hay bale for her to eat. We also had to change her bandages every 3 days. This again was just like when she had her head wound. It is very difficult for someone, without any medical background, to apply these bandages. This bandage consisted of six steps (telfa pad, white cling gauze, cotton combine, brown gauze, vetwrap and elasticon). Try putting this on all while the horse is moving. lol Just lucky there were two of us working together. Susie seemed to be enjoying, once again being treated like a queen. Here's a vote.


07/27/2015 04:22.08 PM Report This Comment
I'm on late tonight, still on vacation so my schedule is all off. lol~~~~~

O.K. here comes Susie’s drama. It is October 24, 2012, only two months after Lollipop’s death. We bring Susie back to LSU. This time she has a lesion on her left rear pastern. We noticed it a couple of days before and decided this time we would go straight to LSU. We thought for sure that it was the pythium again, it looked just like the lesion on her head. We didn’t even bother to call a vet, we loaded her up and headed to LSU. We knew she would be in great hands. Left a vote.


07/26/2015 07:32.40 PM Report This Comment
I got to be outside most of the day yesterday, and I always enjoy that. Worked with Allie in the morning, and repaired the electric fence around the dry lot and cut weeds off it in the afternoon. When I finished, it sent just enough juice down the line to make BJ twitch an ear and lazily move his neck off it. Hmmmm. More work to do if I can figure out how.
Hope you are having a good and horsey weekend.

Come visit me, Allie & BJ and his mom,Gracie.

07/26/2015 12:19.45 PM Report This Comment
Just want to say thanks again for all the support and the votes. Keep them coming! Just one more week to go! The story continues...

So what’s going on with Susie all this while…you ask. Don’t worry Susie is laying back just waiting to spring some more of her drama on us. As you can see never a dull moment around here. With a herd of horses, especially like mine, there is always something going on. There may not be a lot of riding activity going on, but there is a heck of a lot of every other activity going on here. lol (Another click on the horseshoe)


07/25/2015 07:52.25 AM Report This Comment
On late today had a spa day and lunch with my Mom and sisters. Very relaxing day. ~~~

On August 23rd Lollipop was euthanized, at the age of 24. This was a horrible day. I remember it well. Lollipop was my husband’s favorite horse. She was the best horse he’d ever had or would ever have. He loved her so much and still speaks of her fondly. He had called the vet and told him that he needed to have Lolli put down. They set up a time when he could come out. I went to work that morning, but told my supervisor that I would need to leave for a while that afternoon. Knowing the circumstances she of course said no problem. My husband called me when the vet was on his way. I got to the pasture and the rest of the horses were in their stalls. We led Lolli out to the pasture near where she would be buried. My husband said his goodbyes to his sweet mare and he left to go continue digging the hole. I held Lolli out in the pasture waiting for the vet to arrive. I spoke to her and comforted her all the while. I wanted to let her know that her baby Ace would be fine, that Susie would love and care for him. I told her that she would be going to a much better place, where she could run and play, and would no longer be in pain. Soon the vet arrived and with two quick injections, Lolli was gone and the tears came. My husband could not watch this happen but when it was over, he came and picked her up with the tractor and carried her to the hole he had dug. She is buried on our pasture where we can visit with her everyday. The herd of course mourned her for the next several days. They seemed lost without her, she was the Alpha mare. However Gypsy soon took over the herd and things got back to somewhat normal.

That was the third reason we decided to keep Ace. He was a part of Lollipop and we could keep her with us through him. RIP Lollipop.~~~~ Here's your vote.


07/24/2015 02:19.57 PM Report This Comment
It’s August 2012 now. Lollipop seemed to be having more and more trouble with her feet. We had been watching her pretty closely the past few months. She was laying down more in the pasture and for longer periods of time. We of course talked to the farrier about her, but he said since the coffin bone had already rotated, nothing could be done to stop it. There of course were options like certain type of horseshoes that would help with the pain. Early on we did buy her some boots to wear whenever we rode. We also had her on a herbal supplement , called herbal bute. This stuff really helped her. But we knew it was only a matter of time. She started having trouble coming into the barn to eat. We would have to go out to her in the pasture and feed her. This was hard to watch. My husband made the decision that something had to be done. (Left a vote)


07/23/2015 07:32.19 AM Report This Comment
Now let’s see…oh yes it is the year 2012. June 1st and Lollipop’s colt, Ace, is now one year old. He is a handsome little fellow and so good to. We never even had to wean this one. We tried once separating him by putting him in a little pen, but he jumped the fence to be with his mom. Lollipop pretty much weaned him herself. We just left them together in the pasture with the other horses. Ace was eating feed early on. Lollipop was pretty old at this point and she was slowing down. She was having trouble with her feet, she had foundered several years earlier and the coffin bone in her hoof had rotated. We still rode her on occasion but not often and not for long periods. We would soak her feet in buckets of water with apple cider vinegar and rub her legs with absorbine. She loved the pampering.


07/22/2015 07:23.42 AM Report This Comment
I’m sure you all know Ace…he has his own profile page!
Ace was really special to us for several reasons. First, because he was Lollipops foal, which was a miracle in itself. Second, because he was born on my husband’s birthday, June 1st. And there is a third reason…we will get to that one later. Ace was born at our new pasture in Charenton. We moved the herd to this pasture in the beginning of 2011. He was really smart and had a good disposition. Everyone said that he was a “keeper”. I said we definitely had to keep him because he was a birthday present to my husband from his special horse Lollipop.

So I guess by now you can see why we never made good on our deal , for that second breeding with Susie. We were having foals left and right. All my husband wanted was a little filly…but no such luck. We still talk about it every now and again, breeding Susie. I am not sure I want to put her through that again. We will see how things go. I’m also not sure that we want to raise another foal. We are getting to old to handle those young ones. Who knows it may happen… one day! (A click on the horseshoe)


07/21/2015 08:38.28 AM Report This Comment
Now it is the following year 2011. Lollipop gives birth to her foal on June 1, 2011. This means that we have had four foals, one each year for the last four years! All of them colts! Lucky, Dusty, Kicka and now Ace. We were not sure how Lollipop would make out with having a baby. She was so old and we weren’t sure if she had ever had any babies before. However she did great. She had her colt during the night or early morning on June 1st. The colt was standing by her in the pasture when we got there. Although Lolli was not a very good mother. She did not want to let her foal drink milk. At times we would have to hold or tie her so the foal could drink. She wasn’t very protective of it either. We thought maybe it was because she was so old and possibly because she had never had any other foals. Here's your vote.


07/20/2015 08:30.28 AM Report This Comment
So what could possibly happen next, you ask? Well let’s recap for a moment. Our new mare we bought, Gypsy, that was pregnant, had her colt in 2008. Susie was bred in 2008 and had her colt in 2009. Gypsy was “accidentally” bred in 2009 and had her colt in 2010. So now what happens, our dear sweet Lollipop gets bred, by that same stud that broke through our pasture fence and knocked up Gypsy! Yes Lollipop was bred on June 20, 2010. The stud still in the pasture, ran out through the same opening he got in through, when he saw my husband coming. lol

So we had a new little colt that we had to deal with. Lucky was just two years old and we were just getting him gelded and sent off to the trainer to be broke. We didn’t feel like we wanted to go through this same thing again so soon. One young one was enough to handle. And now with Lollipop expecting, we decided to sell Kicka to the guy we were leasing our pasture with at the time. So we sold him in October 2010, but still got to see and play with him daily. This way it was easy to wean him from Gypsy too. We were able to separate them in the different pastures we had there. So this was a win, win for all involved. (Left a vote)


07/19/2015 09:44.52 AM Report This Comment
Well while I was so involved with talking about Susie’s new foal and then with her surgery and all…I forgot to mention that our mare Gypsy managed to get herself bred. Yep Susie had Dusty in April 2009 and in May 2009, Gypsy was bred by a stud that broke through our pasture fence. We know this because the stud was still in our pasture when my husband got there. So here we go again. Gypsy had her foal on May 6, 2010. This was Gypsy’s second foal ( she is the one that had Lucky, who at the time was now 2 yrs. old). She had another colt and we named him Kicka. Kicka was a playful little thing. He loved to run around and kick all the time. That is how he got his name. (Here's your vote.)


07/18/2015 09:47.46 AM Report This Comment
Yes I am thrilled this chapter ended so well! We are a couple days past the half way mark in this HOTM run. But don't worry with a horse like Susie...there is still more drama to come. lol ~~~~

After Susie returned home and things settled down, we went to visit Dusty. He was 5 months old now. He had adjusted well at the breeders. The first time he saw me again, I felt like he remembered me. We visited him on several occasions. He grew up to be a handsome stallion. He looked a lot like Susie, only more like a Palomino. The breeder ended up selling him to another guy we knew. He took Dusty to Mexico to live. They changed his name to Tesoro. He is still a stud used for breeding. We kept in touch with the new owner for a while. Tesoro had one foal that we know about, we received some pictures. Our little Dusty would be six years old now. I posted some of the last pics we received. (Another click on the horseshoe)


07/17/2015 09:52.33 AM Report This Comment
I hope this is the first 2 years of being blessed with horses for a long long time. congratulations

Come visit me, Allie & BJ and his mom,Gracie.

07/16/2015 06:08.58 PM Report This Comment
Susie remained at LSU to begin her healing and to start the immunotherapy injections to prevent any recurrence. She received the first injection on July 31st and then a second injection on August 7th. Both injections had no adverse reactions. We continued to visit Susie as often as possible. She made great progress. We would get to take her out for walks and spend time with her in an outdoor paddock. She seemed to enjoy her time with the students at LSU and they really loved her too. After 19 days at LSU she was able to return home on August 10th. This was truly a happy day for me! We had to change her bandage every two days and monitor her wound. She still had one more immunotherapy injection to take and had to return to LSU for checkups. We could not have been more pleased with the outcome. Her wound completely healed with only a small scar remaining. She also had some nerve damage to her left eye. She cannot blink her eyelid. This is not a problem since horses have a inner covering that closes when necessary. Susie’s last visit to LSU was on September 14th. We were very pleased with the staff and the care Susie received at LSU. (Votes all around)


07/16/2015 08:55.51 AM Report This Comment
We returned to LSU on July 28th for Susie’s surgery. We got to visit with Susie before her surgery. She seemed to be doing well. They explained what would take place during the surgery. We of course waited for any word and prayed for a good outcome. This was an all day affair. The surgery was suppose to take place early morning and was delayed a bit. We ate lunch at the cafeteria in the college. We finally received word that the surgery was complete and there were no complications and she recovered well from anesthesia. We were certainly relieved to hear this. We waited for her to be brought back to her stall before we could see her. We visited with her in her stall and I was so happy to see her . They then came in to remove the temporary bandage from her wound and put another bandage on for the night. When they showed us Susie’s wound…I was in complete shock. I had no idea that they would have to remove so much of the flesh. The vet explained that it was fine and that it would heal very quickly. Now the healing begins... (Here's your vote.)


07/15/2015 11:03.36 AM Report This Comment
Trotting by on this cool morning to drop off some votes!
Hope everyone is staying cool in this heat, lots of baths for the horses!!! His cinch mark is improving, the alushiled is like a liquid band-aid. He gets these a lot in summer, because his hair around the cinch area is so thin, that's what winter is good for. Happy Wednesday, love and best wishes to all!

Come visit me, Darby *Vote for Copper 276918 November HOTM*.

07/15/2015 04:49.56 AM Report This Comment
The next morning we loaded Susie in the trailer and hauled her to LSU. Once there the Veterinarian examined Susie and then came to talk to us. He agreed that what Susie had was Pythium but they would of course send a culture off for testing. He said that they had a doctor there that specialized in this area. We were glad to hear that. He also said that Susie had a 50-50 chance of surviving. So we of course agreed to have the surgery done. The surgery was scheduled for July 28th. However Susie remained at LSU where they continued to evaluate her. She was in a depressed state when we brought her in. We told them how she had just given birth and that we had taken her colt away. They said that was certainly the reason for her depression. They had to give her something to help dry up her milk, since she had no foal to nurse. We left that day and didn’t return till the day of her surgery. We received a daily report on Susie from the person that was caring for her at the time. (A click on the horseshoe)


07/14/2015 07:50.18 AM Report This Comment
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