14 hh Chestnut QH Mare
Foaled approximately 1989
Passed Away September 9, 2014
Little Fanny was abandoned by her owners. The private party on whose property she was left kept care of her for quite a while, but then couldn't keep her. While physically sound, Fanny is a Cushing's horse. She came to TGC on December 23, 2012. Thanks to Larra for making a nice donation, as well as bringing Fanny and her pergolide to TGC!
Fanny was very self possessed. She watched Larra drive away - I know she was well cared for by this kind woman. But then she turned to the herd and walked straight to the middle of it. She started eating our bermuda grass hay, and since she's been here, it's most of what she eats! This was a surprise to Lara who said she wouldn't touch the hay at their facility, and who provided a bag of teeny pellets for her.
Reality is, I think that Fanny wasn't getting her medication. She didn't like it on her pellets. Her teeth are in good shape, so to 'fit in' with the herd, she eats lots of hay all day. Once I realized this was the problem, I stopped feeding the powdered pergolide, and gave her a normal dose of prascend (pergolide in a tiny pill form) in a carrot. She hated it! Started refusing carrots! I stopped giving any meds for a week,and then added 1/2 dose of prascend in her senior feed. And voila! She's eating most of her pelleted feed now, including that 1/2 tab of prascend! YAY. Stubborn little mare...
She loves Ronan, so I moved her stall next to him (sadly, she had no interest in Victor, nor he in her). Next, Star got one of her 'girl crushes' on Fanny and for a few days the yelling back and forth was driving me nuts. Fanny is still part of Star's sub-herd, but comes to her house without problems - like so many of our oldsters they appreciate that time in a stall to rest and eat, knowing tomorrow they'll get out again.
Here, Fanny flirted with Chief - that lasted a whole two days. Chief has little interest in mares...
Fanny doesn't have a sponsor. I know she'd kinda plain and small. But she's a nice little thing. She could use a sponsor - could that be you? Let me know!