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#243626 Posted on 2021-07-17 19:19:04

Trucker

Trucker was lead out to the Post in which he was tacked up by Lanie, his favorite. She'd put on his bridle, and was leaded down to the Arena. William seemed to not be here today to ride him so who was going to ride him.. lanie? Lanie mounted Chess, rubbing his neck.. She'd walk around trying to get the feel of his walk undersaddle unlike last time was just bareback for fun.


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#243628 Posted on 2021-07-17 19:37:41

Fay
     Fay slowly got up after awhile, but seemed to have some trouble getting up. She wasn't sure if this was normal when carrying a foal since it was her first time, but what if something truly was wrong? She wasn't sure, so she had just kept to herself and stayed quiet. Fay slowly walked to the water through, and had a good drink feeling the cool water rushing down her throat. When she was finished with her drink, she looked up and saw Trucker. She missed riding, but she'll be back to it in about a year or so. Fay walked back to her spot slowly, and laid back down having some trouble.

Monica
     Monica was in the pasture grazing among the others when she looked up and noticed Fay. She could tell Fay was acting different, but she just thought it was the fact that she was carrying a foal. Though something inside of her also thought that something was wrong. She had no idea, but she just kept quiet as well. Monica wasn't much for speaking up or even speaking out, so she often just kept quiet. She learned not to be so shy, and made friends with some of the other horses. She glanced at her friend once more, then went back to grazing thinking everything was alright. Or was it?

Emma
     Emma was walking by when she noticed Fay. She realized the mare was acting different, but didn't think about it until now. Emma opened the pasture gate, and walked in making sure to close it. She walked up to Fay who was currently laying down very unlike her. Emma couldn't tell if anything was wrong, but she was no vet. So, she got up, and walked out of the pasture. She went to go find William (Davis) to see if calling the vet was necessary. She found him, and the two walked back to the pasture, and watched the mare from a short distance.

William
     "Well Emma you are right, something's up with her. She's usually with the others, and always on her feet," he said as he watched the mare from the short distance. He leaned on the paddock fence with a bit of a concerned look. Should he give it a day or two to see if things get better, or should he call the vet now for good measure?
     "Not only that, but she's usually a bit energetic. I've realized she's just been laying down or standing. She'll only move to eat, get water, or if I grab her. Fay hasn't been eating or drinking as much as she should either. I'm worried." Emma said looking at William. After their conversation, William walked to the office. He grabbed the phone, and called the vet.

Fay
     Fay knew why Emma came to check on her. She could tell by now that something was wrong. She just didn't know what. Fay didn't have to tell Emma because she already knew. A little later Emma had come back to retrieve Fay from the pasture. Fay was only about 2 months along, so you couldn't quite tell she had a foal in her yet. The vet was on their way, and Emma tied Fay to one of the posts from the fence surrounding the pasture she was just in.

Sorry for the long post, I just keep adding to it, and I feel like something needs to happen. This thing can't always be happy.

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#244194 Posted on 2021-07-26 07:04:08

Esprit
Esprit was lonely without Clay, and she wasn’t really sure where he had gone. She wished he would come back soon, but she  knew it would likely be a long time. His sad demeanor when he said goodbye had told her that, though she wished it really didn’t. Esprit had to stretch to far lengths to entertain herself- after all, she wasn’t being ridden, exercised, or acknowledged.  Herself being in the farthest pasture, she tended to be overlooked. She hated it when Clay wasn’t here. It was like she was just imaginary. 
Even with being in a far pasture, Esprit took notice to Fay when she wasn’t up with her normal routine. Every once in a while, she would check in with Fay but the stubborn horse always turned her away. Esprit watched in dismay one day as the Emma went to fetch Fay and the vet arrived shortly after. Fay would not be fond of the vet, so Esprit nickered to her encouragingly.

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#244198 Posted on 2021-07-26 08:07:04

Fay
     Fay knew Esprit was trying to help, but she just didn't let her in. She wasn't much for the vet, but she couldn't fight it. Not now, not today. The mare just stood there while the vet examined her. After a bit of examining the vet diagnosed the problem. Equine Influenza. It can occur out of nowhere, and can be contagious throughout horses. The Equine flu can make the horse come into a weakened state, just how Fay was. The vet said she had it for a little bit, but it worsened a lot within the past couple of days, and symptoms started to show up. Fay was lethargic, and wasn't eating. 
     There wasn't much to do about it except keep her away from the others, and keep an eye on her. This was just the horse version of the human flu. Fay was placed in a different stall where there weren't as many horses, and had plenty of hay and water. Even though it was common for horses to not eat for a couple of days. 
     When the vet was finished with the maiden mare, she went to check with the other horses in the same pasture. EI can be contagious, so it was best to check on them. Fay had laid down in the bigger stall. She felt alone, but was a bit worried. Would anything happen to her unborn foal? Fay wasn't sure, but hoped it wouldn't harm her foal; or for there to be no difficulties when it was time around late March, early April. The sick mare was looking around as she'd never been in this area of the ranch before. This must be the area where they keep the sick and injured. She thought realizing that she was indeed sick. The mare was always thinking about the negative side of things, and bad things which could happen. 
     Fay began to get bored without her friends and Trucker. What was she supposed to do? Oh yeah, rest. It was the only thing she could do. Not much later Dozer came trotting on by, and stopped by Fay's temporary stall. He began sniffing at the door, and Fay looked down giving a snort as she almost nipped the dog before he ran off.

Dozer
     Dozer had just ran off from the angry, pregnant, and sick mare. He decided to go see Esprit about what was going on. During his way over, he saw other horses being checked out one by one. He didn't quite know why, so he went to go figure it out. The dog sat down next to Emma to overhear them as well as get some pets. After some pets and info, the dog went to Esprit. He jumped up placing his paws on one of the higher fence rails, and called the mare over. "Esprit? What's going on? Fay was moved over to the sick and injured barn, and she almost bit me. Why is the vet still here checking all the other horses? Does Trucker know anything about this?" The curious dog always had several questions about everything, and he listened to the mare as she talked.

Monica
     Monica was being led to go get checked out by the vet. Where did Fay go? What's going on?! She kept thinking as she fought back a bit. She felt relieved to be done with the vet, and she galloped off as soon as she was back in the pasture and her halter was taken off. She may have also given a buck or two even a good shake. No one liked the vet, and who would? Monica kept on thinking about Fay, and where she had gone. The mare turned around and noticed Trucker who seemed to be thinking the same thing. She trotted over and spoke, "You look just as worried and confused as I am. Did you see where Fay went, or was she moved somewhere else? I'm worried about her, and your foal."

Fay
     Fay decided to lay down and take a rest. She eventually fell asleep, but it wasn't a good rest. The sick mare kept getting nightmares of having the foal. She kept getting bad dreams of her losing the foal before she was ready, or her having the foal which didn't make it. She had another dream of her having the foal, but she was too ill to care for it. Other dreams kept popping up in her head constantly until she woke up breathing heavily looking around realizing they were just dreams. At least for now. Maybe she was more scared of being a mother than she thought. Was she really ready to become a mother?

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#249432 Posted on 2021-11-06 16:08:58

Trucker

He'd been lead out of his stall to a pole just outside of the tackroom. His groomer walked inside pulling out a few different brushed of different bristles and a hard combed brush. She'd spray show-sheen on his thick wavy man, and started to comb it from the tips making her way up to the top of his crest. He'd flutter his ear soon after she finished brushing out his mane and tail. Truckers mane and tail shimmered under the suns touch, giving him a flashy look. She'd bristle the dirt off his back, walking back inside of the tack room, grabbing a pro-choice Reiner cotton knitted pad, and his classy brown leather-backed saddle with iron chippings for decorations. She'd tighten the girth and back cinch, grabbing his bridle and slipping off his white rope halter for the brown silver and golden plaited bridle. She'd throw the leather reins over his neck, handed him to William Dupont to get on.. He'd lead Trucker down to the outside arena, and mounted on him, giving him a large pat on the shoulder.


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#249435 Posted on 2021-11-06 17:59:00

Emma
     Everybody seemed to be worried, but Emma seemed to be more worried than the rest of everyone. She wanted to stay by Fay 24/7, but William (owner) kept her away from the mare as well as telling her to go get some rest. They both needed it, but it seemed Emma was handling everything worse than how Fay was herself. The rider could barely keep focus when she was riding Monica who seemed just as worried. 

Monica
     Monica was a bit uncomfortable when Emma was riding her. Emma just wasn't paying enough attention to ride safely, and Monica felt just as worried about Fay as Emma was. I mean horse's feel what humans feel. Monica didn't know anything, but she didn't know if anyone else did. She tried to ask Esprit and Trucker, but they always seemed to busy too talk. She just needed someone to talk to.


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