If our life isn't interesting enough, it just got even more. We don't make this stuff up....
Meet Bombshell Blondie. She's my daughter's horse. We suddenly needed a place for her.
The people that were leasing her just up and disappeared, and stopped paying her boarding. My daughter has been unable to reach these people also. We are told that both the woman and her husband had lost their jobs. However, I am upset that they handled it this way, by simply leaving and cutting off all communication. Once I was told, hubby and I scrambled to figure out how to get her here. It was our only solution, as we could not pay her boarding as well.
With a make-shift stall in one of the barns (a barn that is in the best condition), and a temporary fencing area, a free trailer trip to bring her, a free bag of horse feed, we succeeded.
Unfortunately, she is up for sale. My daughter had not been able to find a job and is attending college. I hate to see her have to sell her, but that is her choice. The horse came to us very underweight, and is very happy to have grass. By nightfall, she appeared to be much happier. If she doesn't sell, and we are able to keep her, Blondie will get a new lean-to and a larger pasture.
Just say a prayer that she loves her stall and fencing area enough, to not try and leave it. I don't want to be chasing a Thoroughbred around. And I don't need her crossing the 2-lane highway we live on either.
My daughter, and a good friend of hers, put together a very quick blanket - one fleece blanket underneath, and leftover fleece from one of my sewing projects on top, and twine. It worked out perfect until we can get her a good blanket. Thankfully, we are not having snow and rain. Yesterday it was very cold - wind chill at 11°F.
As a child living in the city, my parents owned two horses. Since then, I've been on one or two, but I do not have the good knowledge of caring for a horse. Thankfully, my daughter does. I already learned a lot in one day.