Sunday, 20 April 2008

videoThis morning we got Evie and Aphrodite out of the barn. We walked Evie up the yard where she started calling to the foal. Aphrodite soon got the message and made her way up to her mum. She's really trying to get herself together, but seems totally exhausted, as if shes in a trance. The swelling has gone down a bit on her tongue, but not completely. This afternoon after a long discussion with my cousins Mick & Bev, we took Arcemedes and Lil down into the little paddock and then took Evie & Aphrodite down as well. We were hoping that when she saw Archie she'd get some idea about what she should be doing. Evie is certainly very protective of her, as Archie came to investigate, she chased him off. She's trying so hard to feed, but is totally missing the teat nearly every time. Its so frustrating, cause she knows what to do, but just can't latch on without assistance. She did manage to get on once on her own and I can tell you I nearly cried. But that was only because Evie was standing on a slope and the teat was at the correct height, and she didn't have to bend to get at it. Her legs seem to be straightening up as well, not quite got there yet, but improving. She did manage to follow Evie around and hopefully its done her the world of good. Archie thoroughly enjoyed himself, I think he thought he was a champion race horse, charging round the bonfire pile for all he was worth. There all back in the barn's now as we are due heavy rain tonight. If the rain holds off tomorrow, we will try it all over again. Hopefully she may be a bit perkier tomorrow. Looks like another long night again....

3 comments:

Kate said...

Go Arhcie go!!
He's a champ alright!

Kate said...

I have to add today that this video gives me so much joy! I kept thinking about lil' Archie running around all day while I was at work yesterday, and it made me smile.

(I know, he's much "bigger" now! tee hee)

Debbie said...

Kate, I'm so glad it brought a smile to your face.. He was amazing, he's now gone to his new home, where he is throughley spoilt..!

Related Posts with Thumbnails