Up late

last night before I tucked myself in bed I looked out my bathroom window to see where the horses are in the field like I do every night, but something was different, my horse buddy was pawing at the ground and shaking his head. I knew something was wrong, I put on my coat and boots and grabbed a halter and ran out to see what was wrong, he was soaked to the bone and shivering, I started walking him not knowing if he was colicing or just had a bad seizure but I new I had to get him warm, after a hour of walking circles and rubbing him down he was starting to get warm I gave him food to see if he would eat and he did so thank heavens he wasn’t colicing! It was just a really bad seizure. Buddy is impressive bred and has hypp which is a reaction or intolerance to potassium but with what I have seen it acts a lot like a diabetic, if he gets to much sugar he has a seizure, if he doesn’t have enough sugar he has a seizure. His seizures are now far and few but every once in awhile he has a bad one. I have to make sure to always feed the same amount and at the exact same time or he has a seizure. He always seems to know when he’s with me he’s safe he puts his head on my shoulder and we walk as it’s hard for him to keep his head up and breath but we walk slow because he can’t see as sometimes his third eyelid rolls over and he can’t see and he has no balance because every muscle and organ in his body is contracting and him being a horse he is terrified every time so our little walk session really helps work it out of his system because he knows he’s safe with me. I have never had a animal teach me so much, and it’s a amazing feeling to know that when he can’t see or breath or barely walk he puts all his trust in me. That must say something about the kind of person I am. I didn’t get to bed until every bit of midnight but it was worth it to know my best friend was going to be ok.this is buddy, and a great photo to show how much muscle he has from being impressive bred.

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7 thoughts on “Up late”

      1. Ok…he looked like it. We had an Impressive bloodline Quarter Horse once. He was the kinda horse that would have people staring as we walked by. Hated anything that pressured him though…so unfortunately we had to sell him.

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