Good news! The warm weather has returned. By warm, of course, I mean roughly 20 degrees Fahrenheit. This means I can venture out into the winter wonderland to visit my filly. The footing is still problematic due to ice under the foot or so of snow, so I haven't done any training. I did throw a halter on her in the pasture, however, to see how much she remembers. I was pleasantly surprised to find that she is soft and responsive.
Thankfully, as you can see in the picture above, Ava has grown hair over all of her bald patches! She still has a few suspect scabs I'm keeping an eye on, but this is a huge improvement.
I noticed that she has lost her hay belly, so she is now getting half a cup of grain once a day. Depending on how she responds to that emotionally and physically, I might change it to twice a day.
|This is Astor.|
Astor is now comfortably situated in a 2.5 gallon heated, filtered aquarium. I even got some marimo moss balls to keep him company. I was amazed by how active he became when I put him in the new tank. He moves around more and his fins have grown out. Hopefully, this means he will live a longer, healthier life.