Emma's coming home

19-20 year old 13.1h Paint mare was saved from the Yakima Feedlot in March 2006. Is scared of humans and needs to build confidence, love and trust. Entering training in May 2006.

Emma's coming home

Postby Juliane on Mon Sep 18, 2006 7:13 pm

It looks like Emma's new home isn't working out. Emma isn't being very nice to Peaches, the resident blind pony, and is breaking down the fences! Sheesh girl! Unfortunately, Broken Oaks Sanctuary is full and doesn't have room for her :(

So, I am heading over to Lyle, WA on Saturday to pick her up. Darn, I was really hoping this would work out for Ms. Emma.

Oh well, back to the drawing board, girlfriend! :wink:
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Postby LorsaDoon on Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:28 am

Well, darn her anyway..sounds like she missed you. :)
Let's keep our fingers crossed that you can find someone else for her.
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Postby Epona on Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:59 am

Yup, it's true. Ms. Emma has unfortunately decided life here needs some shaking up, in a bad way. She hs found her inner boss mare and pummeled my poor blind guy Peach. He's been left with a bloody nose, a large gash on his side, and is now terrified to come out of the trees for fear he might bump into her. The sheep won't come out into the pasture, having suffered a couple of nasty bites. My fence is pony-sized and Emma is bigger than pony size and has realized she can plow down the 3 wood rails and managed to do so the night before last and take herself on an adventure into the wilderness. Thank heavens we did find her (we have bear, cougar, etc., locally, and man was I worried). My fear is she will land a few more kicks to Peach's head and remove the small amount of shadowy vision he has left in one of his eyes, making him totally blind. I've been up since 4:00 a.m. today, second guessing myself totally and still stressed about this. I wanted her to fit in so bad, wanted her to be happy, and wish she could understand that she doesn't need to be so bossy here, just relax, these guys are your friends. She seems very much to need the social order of horses, and my blind guy cannot play by those rules because he doesn't see, and the sheep are sheep, they have their own social rules. So Emma's ear pinnings and the like aren't registered by the other guys and she reacts aggressively. So it is with a very heavy heart and tears in my eyes that I must send this sweetie on. :(

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Postby Eileen M on Tue Sep 19, 2006 1:18 pm

Emma, Emma, Emma ..... what are you doing sweetie ? :cry:
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Postby cat_67 on Tue Sep 19, 2006 2:32 pm

So sorry to hear it didn't work out. Poor pony, I hope he heals up fast!
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Postby Tatesmom on Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:36 pm

Yikes Emma, shame on you. Poor Peach I hope he's ok, he'll realize she's gone soon. I guess its back to the drawing board for the perfect home for ms emma.
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Postby AgilityGal on Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:03 am

Too bad. You just never know until you put them together. I think you've made the most right decision in this case. Please give the little pony a great big hug. . .and. . .those two sheep. They deserve to live in safety and peace.
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