Sanders Family Farms - 05/14 Elk River Equine Clinic - Riot

  • Jalapeño Popper
    Santiago Reining Championships II
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    Dear Diary, Jala did amazing today at the show. We came home with a trophy and can't wait to get her into more shows. I styled her mane and tail for this show and was rather impressed with how curly I managed to get it! I don't think she liked the entire process but oh well lol she will live until we wash her once home. Despite a slight slip in one of her spins, she kept moving forward like a champ. After watching some of our other horses preform for the day I went back to the trailer to catch Jala pawing open the hay bag and munching away. She deserves it and I wasn't about to stop a cranky mare from chowing down on her favorite snack. I can only hope she does as well in the next show as she does today, her single offspring has proven to be a champ so far and has passed up her dam in points. We hope Jala can catch up and bypass Spice before finding another suitable stallion to send her off to be bred to again as we would like to retire her soon from reining and to be a brood mare but with only 67 points...she's got a long way to go before retiring we see Spice retiring before her dam does lol. That's all for today!

  • Oh Marc, your Horses are giving me life love them all and the colors are just divine :ok_hand: :rose: And Jalapeño looks handsome with his her fabulous curly hair :unicorn: :dizzy:

  • Bonfire GV( @Emilia-Gardner ) and his Rider Lexa Collins out for a spring morning ride
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    Myself and our lovely little paint mare Voodoo early morning before a show
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    @Nicole-Loeffler said in Sanders Family Farms - 03/09 Santiago Reining Championships II RP Phase:

    Oh Marc, your Horses are giving me life love them all and the colors are just divine :ok_hand: :rose: And Jalapeño looks handsome with his her fabulous curly hair :unicorn: :dizzy:

    Thank you Nicole, I haven't edited in a long time I was nervous about how this would turn out

  • OMG what gorgeous pons!

  • That bottom picture is beautiful! Lovely coat and a very expressive face :heart:

  • Love it <3 that landscapes <3 and horses <3 all !!!

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    I hated the mountain seller...he was a sketchy nasty old man that came across horses by god knows what means. He's not the type of man anyone wants to do business with and is worse then the killpens that are in the lower regions. My younger sister Abby however loved to go to his stupid shack...mostly because some of the rare gems you could find up there. But to find those gems you had a ton of work to do, work that even though she said she was going to do it...really Meant "Marc, I want this horse but you're going to do all the grunt work while I sit back and try to say you're doing it wrong". This time though was different, she came home in tears, I was used to her being over emotional when leaving the mountain man but this time she was distant and simply begged that there was something up there we had to save.

    Groaning and rolling my eyes I said swell, but I made no promises that we would come home with a new horse. These horses needed a lot of vet and farrier attention. I always wanted to believe that these were just rejects people brought to the old man because he didn't buy them from those wanting to get rid of them. But rumors said its where the rustlers took the horses that they couldn't get rid of for one reason or another in their nasty illegal ways.

    I hitched the trailer and we went off. It's about an 9 hour drive through the mountains up to this rickity old stable and home. The horses in the pasture looked grungy and ill, not this mans normal looking horses either.

    "I don't like this Abs. These aren't like his normal round of horses."

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    She said nothing. I backed up to the old barn isle and followed my silent sister, whom normally won't shut up no matter how much you beg her to. She walked around the back of the barn not down between the stalls which I found odd. Though the more we walked along the back the more I saw why....a nose laid under the back side of the barn slats at one end of the barn. Enough of a reason for me to follow her the long way to the end of the stable. I watched her peak through one stalls slats and saw her get a little excited and the bound come back to her step.

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    I looked too and saw muddy cream colored legs. Now I was interested, perking a brow I followed her around the corner and stopped. The stallion was muddy...and pissed off. He didn't move, didn't even twitch an ear my direction. He was raw angry power in a rusted out old barn stall and if he wanted to...he could get out of.

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    He didn't move until I did, I went to look at his other side his ears shot back and he moved almost in a herding manner to block wasn't until that point I noticed four more legs in the stall with him that looked identical to his own. That;s when I saw Abby grin ear to ear and bounce a little.

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    Clicking my tongue a slightly lighter palomino head popped up over the stallions back, great the old idiot had a mare and stud together....but then I looked between the two faces and blinked...they were a rare set of identical twins...minus one being mare one being a stallion. "Told you we had to come get them" was all abby said as she ran out to the old many handed him 200$ and grabbed the shipping halters from the trailer....though it wasn't going to be that easy. I moved them into separate stalls, and looked each over for any signs of major illness that I could see. The little mare was easier to handle the stud however was pissed the moment he wasn't right along his sisters side.

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    We loaded her first...then opened the gate to his stall and he ran right into the trailer beside her.....

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    What has Abby gotten me into......

    Mare created by @Piper-Chance stallion Created By; @Annabelle-Wolfsbane

  • Lovely looking horses. I hope they weren't russled in the first place. :)

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    Riot arrived at the clinic today finally. I had put myself up in a hotel right by the airport so that she wouldn't be stressed longer then she needed. The great thing about our clinic is we have been approved to hold quarantines without them having to wait at the airport!

    I had gotten the email a week before from Piper explaining what was going on with Riot and the things her vet was telling her. I asked if we could provide her a second opinion and even offered to pay for all the animals expenses. With Piper being one of our most valued affilates we were determined to give her horse the best possible fighting chance there was.

    I was rather pissed off when I saw the flight aid leading Riot over to me originally, I had demanded the shipping boots and halter I had sent with the pilot be used at all times "Well she didn't seem to like them so i took the boots off" I wanted to backhand the smile right off the mans face but restrained myself and simply demanded he hold onto Riot while I fixed the shipping boots back on.

    I carefully loaded Riot into the waiting trailer that we had prepped before her arrival. It was about a half a days trip to Elk River Ranch and the new vet Clinic but I made stops along the way to check on Riot and made sure the hay was always full.

    When we finally arrived home the sun was beginning to set and my live in girlfriend game running. I was leading Riot away from the trailer as she watched on and got a good feel for how the mare was moving and trying to determine the best course of action. I had already started a file for her and our next step was to let her settle for the night and get to work determining what was going on with this pretty girl as soon as the rooster crowed in the morning.

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    The next day was when the fun would began, I went about feeding the mountain twins and our newest mare that had also just arrived and was being watched for a few days per import regulations we had to follow and I had to walk past Ms.Riots stall without a feeding as I was asked to wait, which I understood with everything that needed to be done. She just sat and watched and waited a very quiet mare.

    Once the exam room was ready for her I led Riot into the room my girl was in and had gotten set up for a few x-rays. You could tell Riot was starting to get nervous and that was to be expected it smelled different and it was bright. I could tell the lights bothered her so I dimmed them down enough that it was okay with the boss lady. It wasn't until after I got her set up on the scale and ready that I was told I have to leave the i did so but I wasn't happy.

    I paced the hall waited, watched her take x-ray after x-ray. Watched those cute little frown lines crease her face and a few nasty words at the computer come out of her mouth. Riot stood very well and didn't mind the hay she was given to munch finally but still didn't want much to do with it.

    I watched as an ultrasound was done and that's when I saw her eyes light up and her rush to the computer examing the images closer....her grin got bigger and brighter....that's when I knew she knew exactly what was going on with Riot and that it was something we could fix and her compete and live a happy life....but what exactly is it...that she had found...?

    Elk River Equine Clinic Day 2
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    After the tests had been run, the blood work came back, and we sent off her scans and ultrasounds to our most trusted vet to verify we did in fact see what we thought we saw...I had the conversation with Emma and to my surprise she was extremely confident in what was going on and the fact she could fix the little mare. It was my next question I was hesitant to ask....would she compete?

    She tried to stay serious but her eyes gave her away, she grinned and said 100% after 2 months of recovery she would be more the ready to jump into beginners competing at the lowest levels. Once she was at 6 months after recovery...she will be able to compete at whatever level Piper desires.

    I read the reports, I looked everything over and that's when I emailed Piper with our findings.....

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    Elk River Equine Clinic - Riot Day 3
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    Facility by the amazing @Sophie-Oak Riot comes to the clinic from @Piper-Chance

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