Today was going to be a long day at the vet. Right after Tawnee arrived, she said "Hi" to Flipper, who is really doing great. His hooves look so good and he is just really blossoming.
Today was Lucky's big day. He was about to have the largest surgery that has ever been done to one of our rescued horses.
The drugs took effect and soon he was down on the floor. Immediately a flurry of activity commenced.
Up he went! It was a good thing he didn't know any of this was happening, can you imagine how scared he would have been?
His surgery went on and on and on. Finally the hidden testicle was found and removed. Then they removed the normal one.
The surgery was finally over, a complete success for Lucky. He is no longer a cryptorchid stallion, he is a beautiful gelding.
Wow, what a big day for Lucky! We would like to thank you all for making this possible for him, he is such an adorable little guy, but without your support we would have been forced to make a very hard decision for him.
Today wasn't long enough, it was time for another gelding operation! Dipper, one of the colts with long hooves, was being prepared for his gelding.
Dr Weaver got to work. This gelding operation was a normal one, it went so quickly and seemed so easy compared to Lucky's.
Finally Dipper was in his stall. You have got to know he thinks his life is getting better. People are actually spending time with him, giving him baths, taking care of him. He may be a little scared he will be in the stall for months at a time, but he can know that he will not.