The past few days, this is how we see Chiron when we look out the window -- his head happily buried in the feeder. Even in the middle of munching on alfalfa hay, he nickers at the sight of people. This is a happy camper, at "starved horse dim sum." Currently, his buffet is restricted to alfalfa hay, alfalfa pellets, and Safe Choice Special Care. Soon, we will begin adding small amounts of beet pulp to the feeding regimen.
Chiron, considering where he started at, is already beginning to put on weight. One set back is swelling that has been plaguing all four legs, so we have been cold hosing, gently walking, and wrapping -- the worst leg with the one Back On Track pillow wrap we have available. We've had great results with Back On Track products in the past, so always welcome the donation of any of their products!
Keeping a skeletal horse warm is also a constant concern, with the cold spell we weathered through the weekend. So again, thank you to everyone's generous blanket donations we were able to keep Chiron layered up and comfortable.
The biggest issue for Chiron now will be, fingers crossed, making sure his body continues to hold up for this long process.
If you would like to help with our efforts to bring Chiron back to full health, please donate to Fox Feed of Canyon Country at 661-252-9790