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The Coulee Horse’s Perspective

I heard his truck coming down the road right on time, the struggle, the pain as I tried to keep up to the others. I couldn’t do it, I couldn’t be to the gate to greet him. I heard him calling, as time passed I noticed him walking down the fence line towards me. Closer and closer he got wondering why I was not coming. The look in his eyes said it all. Oh boy what now. Before you know I was in the trailer down the highway to the vet.  4 hours later with a frozen leg, stitches, bandages I was on my way home.
A week went by with bandage changes and cleanings twice a day.  The worst was the leg ice wrap. What did I get myself into.

I was slowly getting better but not like I should be. One early morning, earlier than normal, my owner was up and walking towards me with the halter. 10 minutes later I was in the trailer again going who knows where. It was a long trip a road unfamiliar.
We slowed down and come to a stop I noticed out the window 2 ladies walking towards the trailer. The door opened and my owner backed me out. I was nervous and in shock wondering what was going to happen next. I was lead into the building and to my surprise there was horses everywhere. Every corner I walked around there was horses. Tall ones, short ones and fat ones. I was tied to a hook and stood there watching as all these ladies were looking at me. Talking away, touching me. It was kind of nice getting all this attention.

As time passed I was led to an area where they started to wash me down. They cleaned my feet, my legs, and my body. Oh, my am I gonna be pretty! My bath was over, and this tall gentleman was walking over with this dark bag and I’m thinking oh treats…. Yummy. Well let me tell you… it wasn’t treats. I’ve never known a horse like me could wear a diaper. I was embarrassed…lol

I was led to this chamber with doors on each end. After some bribing with treats I was standing in it with the doors closed and water slowly filling it up. It felt so cold but felt really good.

Today was a first for me I didn’t know what was happening. As days come and days go I was in my routine. I was healing better and faster after every day. The pretty smiles and attention that I got everyday made me know I was well looked after. If it wasn’t for all these amazing ladies and a few guys here I wouldn’t be where I am today. I spent 6 weeks at Coulee Equine on my recovery trail. I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. Thank you for taking care of me in the best way you know how.