Monday, March 16, 2009

The Little Arab That Could

Well folks, here he is: Aaruba the Miracle Horse, home from the hospital against all odds. He may not have won the Tevis Cup, but this guy is an endurance horse in my book.

He stepped off the trailer at 7:00 this evening, full of vigor and ready for a long roll in the lightly sprinkled sand of the round corral. Rising at last, he shook off the dirt and tension and dug right into the very same meal of beet pulp and senior feed he's been snubbing at the hospital.

Personally, I think he was on a hunger strike. (You want me to eat? Get me out of this bleeding stall, and we'll talk!)

He's now finished his paltry helping of soaked alfalfa and is giving me the pity eyes for more. He'll have to wait an hour yet. I'm taking no chances, even if he does have more lives than all the barn cats put together.

Thanks again, and again, and again to all of you for your encouragement, wisdom, and concern -- and to the best team of vets with whom I've ever had the pleasure to work. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Y'all are the best. Really.
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12 comments:

Andrea said...

Amen :D

allhorsestuff said...

So very nice to see his smiling muzzle home agian!
Kac

Jon said...
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Jon said...

Oops! 'Puter crashed as I was sending. . . my very simple message . . . may you & Aaruba have many more happy 'beginnings'.

hilinda said...

I'm glad he's home!

Lori Skoog said...

Tamara...so glad he is home. I sent the email before I looked at your blog. Beet pulp is good...my horses get it twice a day, everyday. Being home is a great comfort for Aaruba.

Merri said...

Holy cow - I just caught up on your blog - so sorry to hear you went through this again with Aaruba! Glad to see he's home again...

Endurance Granny said...

Welcome home Aruba! ~E.G.

horseideology said...

YEAH AARUBA!!!

Krissa said...

So glad to hear that he is home...where he belongs. Sending a prayer for you both that you won't have to go through this again. I swear by beat pulp mashes. Mine get them twice a day, with oats....warm to boot!

Good luck...both of you.

Krissa
whimzybeads.com

Jonna said...

Welcome Home Aaruba. Glad to see your fuzzy muzzle !

enlightenedhorsemanship.net said...

Welcome home, good looking!