Hello! Hip Shaken Mama wanted to send her first update to you all!!!
7-2-18: Well it's been one whole week since my new bestie came and picked me up from the Racer Placer pastures and what week I've had. My first day or 2 home were pretty uneventful... Mom brushed me and braided my hair and just bonded with me; it was wonderful! Then mom noticed I wasn't drinking like I should of been so she called the vet to see if they had any tricks. My mom tried them all but with the dang heat & humidity and coming to a new home with different water and new friends looking at me from across the lane... I just wasn't thirsty which in return caused me to get a bad belly ache. My mom came out every little bit even through the night to check on me and encourage me to drink but ya know the saying... You can lead a horse to water but you can't make her drink! Fast forward another couple days like Friday noon.... My belly ache turned into a mild colic case but my mom had been watching me like a hawk and caught it super early. She had talked to the vet 2 separate times already so we made it a 3rd time and they talked about coming out and tubing me if I didn't start drinking or poop soon! So in the 105°F heat index my new mama and I bonded even more as we walked for 3 hours up and down the road and around the property in the blistering sun. After 3 hours.... I pooped which my mom got SO excited just to see me poop! Crazy I know. After I pooped I was finally thirsty and I took a big drink! My appetite came back as well. The weather was still hot but my belly was starting to feel better! Fast forward to today and it's so much cooler and I feel like a new women!
I'm told that this weekend my new roommate will be moving in! I hear he's a bachelor that a came from you a few year ago... Danny! As long as he cleans up after himself and does house work we will get along just fine!
Also, I wanted to share that my previous owner who donated me to racer placer's got in contact with my mom this week too! That Nona is such a nice lady to share my mom's contact info! They are looking forward to staying in touch!
One last thing I wanted to share with you all! When I was at Racer Placer you all knew me as Spark Plug or Sparky.... Well, that name just didn't fit me anymore. So I have a new name and that is Lexi Sparks or Lexi! I absolutely love my new name and I even am coming right to the gate as soon as mom yells for me! Even my previous owner liked it and agreed that Spark Plug didn't fit me anymore!
I hope all is well and I look forward to sending lots of updates as time goes on!!! Take care!
PS- Sorry I look like a donkey in some of my pictures! It's hard work to keep them ears forward and not in my mellow/relaxed state of comfort!
Hello, everyone Lexi here! Wanted to share what my mom and I have been doing! Well, first we were able to hook me up to the cart and go for a couple short drives. It's still a work in progress as the cart is a tad small for me but short drives have been fun! Mom told me this weekend she going to go look at a cart just for me!!! I hope she buys it! I'm told mom is hosting a drive for her driving club next month and I really want to participate in that but I will need a cart so we can do all the hills! Next, mom and I have been getting some trail riding in and yesterday she took me to the state park called Hartman's Creek! It was so much fun! We were doing trail clean up with a riding group that helps the park out on horse back... Trimming back all the trees that were hanging into the trails! I was a complete angel and all the ladies in the new trail riding group mom joined were blown away by me! I had leaves and branches falling on my head as mom cut back the trees! I stood as still as possible! I also went up, over and around any thing mom pointed me towards! I crossed the wooden bridge like a champion and didn't bat an eye at anything mom asked of me!
I sure am enjoying myself up here in the North! Oh and in my last update I said that Danny bachelor was moving in with me... Well, mom decided to wait till fall as she has been feeding me the premium hay and well not sure Danny should have this good hay like me! Hehehe just kidding! But we do share the fence line and we muzzle each other over the fence and he seems like an A-okay kind a guy! I'm sure we will have no problems in fall! Well, gotta get back to relaxing before supper tonight! I will have mom send some pics of us!
Thank you Lacy, for adopting for the second time from Racer Placers!