Ava update

Ava has made it clear that the pitiful handful of grain she’s getting is not satisfactory. The other morning I was changing her hay bag out for a full one when Ava lunged and snapped the air above my head. A split second after that she beat feet to the back of her stall with this “OMG! I’m in trouble now!!” look on her face.  Throughout this whole event, I was standing there holding a massive hay bag in mid-air while my sleep addled brain tried to figure out what just happened.

Moral of story – Hungry mares need watchful eyes.

I received the Heiro supplement in the mail and started Ava on it last Wednesday. It says to start them on 2 scoops, twice a day, for 5 days. I’m only giving Ava a tiny handful of grain in order to give her her bute. The Heiro stuff smells like cinnamon. I think it smells good. Ava made it clear I’ve ruined her pitiful portion of grain. She won’t eat the grain at all now. Which is saying a lot, because I’ve rarely seen Ava turn down anything.

So, I started shoving it down her throat like wormer. She’s sure I’m trying to kill her.  She goes to great lengths to prevent me from getting it in her mouth, but when I’ve just spent $150 dollars for this stuff, then it’s going in her one way or another.


I don’t think she looks fat. Maybe I’m biased. What do you think?



I have no idea what I’m doing. I have a piece of styrofoam the vet gave me, a bottle of bute, and some Heiro supplement. How does that fix this?!?!

I don’t know what I’m doing!!!!!