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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

On the Road to Recovery

Just a quick note to say Queen Estes is indeed on the road to recovery.  Last night we all finally had a spark of optimism about a recovery - when she got sassy about the quantity of food (or lack of quantity) she was given, but we had to get her system started back up gradually.  Explain that to a horse!  She even got to manage to bypass her 2:00 a.m. pain meds.  Today, she and the rest of the herd spent catching up on sleep.  I hadn't realized just how worried all the guys were about her.  Usually, Estes is a little stand-offish from the rest of the herd when resting.  Today, she was surrounded by three sleeping horses, all with their heads down and tails slowly swaying in the breeze.  I would have gotten a picture if I thought I could have gotten close enough without waking them.  Many thanks to all for your concerns - and hope life is going well for all of you.  Gonna go get some sleep.


  1. Where's the like button?! YAY!!

  2. YAY. SO glad to hear that. (Was really great to hear your voices on the phone last night too BTW!)

    Give that crabby old thing some tlc from us. Knee mails continue for full recovery!

  3. Very good to hear! I do appreciate the update. I am picturing the horses napping around her, I bet that was quite a sight.

  4. This is great news:o) So glad for G.D.

  5. I'm catching up on the story. It's amazing how horses support each other during tough times. So happy to hear she is better!

  6. Very glad to hear that. Can sympathize with the lack of sleep with loved ones. Lots of colic around here with sand and wind. Very scary.Kisses and hugs to Estes.


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