We opened up the gates of a small property and, on Sunday, we put hay out and made yards with new panels. Our Theda herd came in later and we separated Whimsy, Louisa and Sage into the new panelled yard. Amazing.
Our vet, came out Monday. Our trainer worked with Whimsy to enable the vet to sedate him and do the deed. (Gelding).
On Tuesday, Louisa (Sage's mother) was put out of the yard. We then treated an infection on Sage’s shoulder. I was busy carting hay and filling water bowls.
On Wednesday, all went well and after monitoring for another day we let Whimsy and Sage out with the rest of the herd who, for the entire time had been milling about next to the yards to protect the two babies of the herd and munch on hay.
Finally on Friday, we opened the big gate and the herd enjoyed a bit more time in our garden, then crept out overnight.
What a week.!
We didn’t really want to geld Whimsy. He’s such a beauty. But it was necessary for him to stay with his family in the Conservation Area.
Lots of rain here, tracks are impassable, but lots of fresh feed and dams are full.