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Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 16 februari 2016 23:01

We have got some serious weather here! Yesterday and all night we had horisontal snowstorm with additional hailstorms, lovely. On the sunday morning something happened and my main well did not work. So I drove water from my house to 11 darlings,. When everyone was inside snuggled up with warm rugs Nova started colic. Not because of lack of water nono but I think her foal turned and caused her pains. She was on the walls, shaking head and had real labour pains. So we ran out into hailstorm and splashed around in all the mud,. It was so dreadful it was actually funny, another absolutely not-romantic valentines-day for the typical horse-girl! She got better and I stayed until she was totally calm. As a magic final to this interesting day the maindoor to the stable blew up, cracked one of the iron joints that makes the door turn and did not close, so I took a big stone and that was that. When I finally went home at 00.30 Nova was ok and I could collapse into bed. The following day I had the plummer fixing well and door-man fixed the door. So all fixi fixed. So that's my un-glam weekend, still love it all because somehow everything always works out. And I can do it all by myself, love that.

Donoso Villy and Quinto is working out normal but has been inside these days except for today sun is shining so all are back outside. Villy is focused even in the storm and with mares around, good boy. He is getting more connected between hand and leg and there are more of those good moments now. I have had my farrier fix his pretty feet and I will do his teeth now aswell. He speaks all the time in the stable, previously he lived in a box with walls all the way up and no contact with other horses but now he has new friends even some girls to look at. There are three clients interested in him, England, Sweden and today Germany called so I don't think he will stay for long. I try not to get too attached to him. Here he is working out canterwork today, saddle slippled and was about 10 cm too far back so I'm crap but the horse was good :) Tomorrow better. 


Everyone inside with rugs these days, except Chula and Fiero because there is no room for them I am one box short :( At least they have rugs and the outdoor house that I have filled up with straw. Start is walking in the field a few hours/ day, until he wants to go inside. He got a new rug today with a neck he has no fat so want to keep all centimeters of his body warm. He is grazing alittle and without bandage, just waiting for jawbone to fuse together a little more and then the wires will be removed. He is recovering strenght yet he can't really roll, kind of lies down but can't push himself around. But today I saw him do his first canter downhill ears piiiing! And look how he's smiling today. I am so happy, after the Start-story I appreciate my horses even more every day, sounds like a cliché I know but I look at Start and I think I am so lucky, there he is! 


Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 10 februari 2016 20:37

Stable feels full I have horses everywhere! TnT are now out in paddocks sleeping inside, I separated mares from Fiero and Chula because they were soo fed up of new generation mini-gangster Fiero. They had a real hard time raising him now with their big bellys :) So Chula has to take on little brother herself, no problem for Chula, she has what it takes to tell him off, she has the character of Start, smart and so quick it's scary! Bro is by the way almost same height now as his 14 months older sister,. In a few months I will have to separate them so now I am offering Chula to a very good price, anyone that is interested in a smart filly with alot of personality and super for dressage or WE this is it,. She is for sale this year becuse two new ones are on their way and we are many now! However, if Chuli is not sold then my plan is to breed her to Brillantino and make a pretty athletic palomino baby, oh yes! That would be my first pure VIK baby something to be excited about for sure. Breeding is a slow process but so exciting and so worth it!

Chula VIK & Brillantino VIK

Starti is stable under full time horse-nursing, he has been out a few hours in big field, back on square 1. He has his Back on Track rug on which works well on bloodcirculation and he seems less lame, I have only seen him take a few trotting steps but looks alittle better. I let him move like he wants. He rolls but is stiff and has no strenght to push himself around. After a little while outside he wants to go inside. So he still has recovery to do but he definitely has more energy and enjoys more, he can eat pellets quite alright despite infection in mouth from wires. I give him as a varied pellet diet but I just want him to be able to eat forrage asap. 

Villy is working well very happy with him, he easily get into concentration and we have done alot of canter work, he is taking stable contact low and long and pushes back up, good boy.
I have also had visitors, spanish breeders booked Donoso for their PRE mare, they are aiming to breed athletic PRE for dressage, very happy about getting another D-baby born in Spain next year. I also had 2 bookings for PRE mares in Sweden, semen is being sent from Spain so if anyone else is interested in Sweden please let me know and I can coordinate so transport fee will be shared.

Pictures of Donoso VII when starting his career VII winning two swedish championtitles in Stockholm and in same year in Sevilla at spanish championships, SICAB 2009, 7 years ago now wow!



Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 7 februari 2016 15:37

Sorry this is in Swedish! Just realized when something is emotional I go swedish. Google translate! 
Helt knäckt. Tog ut Start som fortsätter vara stabil i magen, äggpulver kuren är nu klar, han är bra temp och allt normalt, har varit rädd att han inte druckit ordentligt så jag har gett honom linfrö och lite olja för att smörja magen. Idag såg han riktigt pigg ut så jag tog ut honom i paddocken och tog sats och ville trava så kunde han inte. Han fick inte med sig ena bakbenet. Fick riktig ångest för först såg det ut som en rörelsestörning men han vinglade inte så nu tror jag mer att det är ngt som är fel högt upp. Så nu står han med Back on Track täcke och jag ska gå igenom honom ikväll. Han har ju tappat en massa muskler men det finns inget synligt fel varken på ben eller i höft. Kan sitta i patella området jag såg ju bara honom trava med stort täcke så svårt att säga vad det sitter. Puh. Jobbigt det här. Nog om Start.
I positiv anda så har jag börjat jobba nykomligen som jag kallar Villy, en helt underbar individ! Stor och ståtlig, lite smal för tillfället men han är cool och det är första gången för honom på bortaplan. Han har otroligt lätt för både samling och längning, gör jättefina travökningar, gallopp är helt underbar och han har stort övertramp i skritten. En intressant dressyrtalang helt enkelt! Jag gympa rider honom nu för han behöver en överlinje,. Han är väldigt lätt att få rund, låg och är bärig så det ska inte vara några problem. Han är runt 170 cm hög, lätt och bekväm att stitta på och underbar att jobba, så positiv. Så en riktig sötnos som piggar upp tillvaron helt klart! 

'Villy' PRE born 2009, 170 cm, clear vetted and for sale! 

Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 4 februari 2016 23:25

Yesterday I went to pick up my fighter as the hospital was not able to do anything more for him, values were ok and he was stable and eating. Cried some happy tears when I drove him home because only a few days ago he was dying. Still abit nervous of course but I had a back-up plan. Yesterday my dad flew in a special medicine from Sweden, it's a product still not on the market that has proven excellent for this type of acute intestine condition. My uncle vetPer Spångfors in Sweden generously gave me a dosis of this 'eggpowder' developed by Sahlgrenska, see 'Antisekretorisk faktor'. So yesterday evening I started to treat Start with this. Today at 6.30 in the morning he had already started to form normal droppings and today he has been out alittle grazing and with a happy face!


The fractured jaw now has to heal, 3 days ago one of the wires from the surgery had broke and Start was not able to move his mouth and in alot of pain. This was the time he stopped getting fluids intraveniously so it was even more fundamental he was able to eat. And fundamental he was not in acute in pain of course. I was very worried to see him like this as he had spent 1 night and one day without eating anything, and I could feel something was wrong. When the surgeon examined him he found one of the wires broken. He removed it and the day after he could move his jaw agan. So then I could also start to eat something :),.  


It's a thin line and extreme stress not knowing if your horse is going to make it or not. It was so hard to see him suffer I could hardly can't stand it. This time I also found it hard to be the owner/client of a horse in hospital but I am still very greatful. Recieve all, judge nothing. My horse survived and how does it get any better than that!! 
I have have had fantastic support from so many and I want to genuinely thank everyone, it means alot and I got power from you so thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Start happy at home :)



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