Flicka arrived at Windy Coulee in November 2014. She has a long journey of recovery ahead. She was fit and healthy in 2011 this is her story.
The day is warm, crisp and sunny, no wind; first day of Christmas Holidays. I stay home and do what I enjoy most . . . spend time with the horses. Everyone comes in for mineral, a little love, and some de-burring. The horses all have fairly long winter coats. I always take some time to pet everyone on their side, checking the fat across the ribs. I am pleased with the majority, most are in great shape for the winter. Some I have to keep a careful watch to make sure they do not loose too much condition, and the few “way to easy keepers” I happily faintly feel ribs where I could not before!
|Flicka and Missy - the only brown equines in the herd buddy up!|
Later on I look out at the pasture, and two smaller equines are standing in the sun, out of the wind by themselves. Flicka and Missy . . . a new friend. In fact, Flicka leads Missy back to the herd when I approach them. She has moved up in rank and has a follower!
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