Chilly Pepper: Update on Big Girl
Vet check yesterday. Heart is good, lungs are good, pain level not too high. We are managing that on an as needed basis.
Scheduling specialized farrier to meet us at Vet’s for hoof clean up (not really a trim as Doc says not enough to trim), and to see how bad the thrush is. X rays will be taken while under sedation and we will be able to make informed decisions about the best care for her hoofers.
Doc is hopeful we can actually get some hoof wall on her and have a much improved hoof after 6 months or so with specialized care, treatment and supplements.
Weight is approximately 1350 pounds and at least 20 years old, (probably a bit older)
Sad news, Big Girl has cancer. She has melanomas under her tail, (and they are not exactly small), and some (lumps) on her underside. This is not uncommon with white and grey horses, but this does have the potential to be deadly and can go really fast or it may not be an issue at all. Her lumps have the potential to cause issues with her anus if they grow larger.
Doc said the cancer can be very unpredictable and she has seen it go very quickly and seen other equine with small melanomas live out a very happy life.
Our plan is to keep her with us and help her enjoy life until it is her time. She is home now :)
LITTLE MISS VELMA is thriving and learning how to be a horse. Thank you for all those who are helping us do what we do. You rock!!
Lacy and Cowboy are scheduled to be at the following event with Lacy J Dalton to raise money and awareness for the plight of the mustangs.
40+ WILD ONES – keeping our fingers crossed. Looks like we will have homes for some of these guys coming up soon.
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You can donate via check at Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, 34694 Sidebottom Rd., Shingletown, CA 96088
530 474-5197 If you are interested in visiting or adopting one of these beautiful horses.