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All is well here at the ranch. Jerri, Apple and Nellie are settling in. They are very quiet, and other than the ruckus upon their arrival, it is as if they have been here forever. All the other horses pay no mind to them.
They are taking some treats but they are so very cautious. I actually touched Jerri on the nose and then a touch to the shoulder which I thought was going to cause her to jump through her skin. Nellie not a chance at this point, but with time and patience it will happen. I have had the opportunity to rub Apple's face and her cheeks (big cheeks). She is a sweet a mare but cautious as well.
It will be some time before we can change their halters out. In the meantime, I call the halters they are wearing their "BADGE OF COURAGE". Jerri's number is 92, Nellie is 34 and Apple is 09. Their names were actually given to them by Animali staff members, as they were only numbers to the rancher. These numbers are freeze branded on them which will always be a reminder to us of their previous lives.
In time, they will come around, maybe not entirely but they will always be safe and loved.
All is well here this morning, I checked on the girls last night at 10:00. They were resting. There has not been a peep out of anyone. I think they are all in shock...LOL
They are magnificent to look at......I was in awe looking at them. Nellie and Jerri are standoffish a this time but I am hoping in 30 days they will come around, this is where patience will be needed.
Some of you have been giving the accolades to Rob and me for the girls, BUT I AM GOING TO GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE......it is because of the FOBs and BARBARO that they are here now. I applaud each and everyone of you for he hard work and efforts you have put into this save. It appears at this time you not only saved three lives, but six...you are to be commended. I offer the biggest HUG and the biggest THANK YOU to all of you.
So many were involved behind the scenes in this effort, you just can't imagine.
Nellie is nervous. She made a break-out as soon as the trailer doors opened. It's all on tape and we'll see it as soon as it downloads.
Most importantly, Nellie is without a doubt, pregnant! And her bag is huge.
Apple is sweet...Jerri is nondescript at this point (no offense, Jerri!).
Correction: It was Jerri who raised a ruckus, not Nellie. Sorry Nellie!
Good Afternoon Everyone,
I spoke with both the husband and wife of the ranch where your girls are coming from.
I was informed that Apple is very sweet and that both Nellie and Jerri are a bit on the nervous side. He said that they will lead (I hope..LOL)....we will just take it nice and slow. Mr. C. stated they were being picked up today and would be entering the U.S. in the morning.
This is all very exciting and we are prepared for their arrival. Cathy will be here and Diane and Shannon are arriving Friday night. I will get plenty of pictures and of course some video as well. I will upload everything as quickly as this computer will allow me to.
I have been busy around here with all the typical daily stuff. Horses are all doing well. Getting ready to go out and feed them dinner.
I hope all of you have had a wonderful day and that you have a pleasant evening.
The distance between Calgary and Helena, MT is about 400 miles.
The mares are coming!
I filled all the water barrels and added another 100 gallon tank out in the football field. Mucked stalls and moved Shania next to Phreddie. She has the ability to move her water barrel and it was 3/4 full and she dumped the whole thing in her stall so she needed to be moved to drier location. She appears to be quite comfortable next to Phred and he to her.
It is a beautiful day today and the horses are really enjoying the weather. I went outside a moment ago, and several of the horses are just napping. Guess it is a lazy day for them all. While I was cleaning Jonah's stall he was swinging his cone around and flipped it outside of his stall. I retrieved it for him, not once but twice and realized he was playing a game because he did it a third time and looked over at me as if to say "Well go fetch"! I finished his pen and climbed out and tossed it back in for him. He knew I was not coming back.
Everyone else is doing great. I hope that you are having a wonderful day and a great evening. I would like to add.... GO CHARGERS
Railroad ties located in area that will require bracing: