An update on one of our old blog stars…
Lacey the Fabulous.
Ex-rodeo pick-up horse, ex-mustering horse for all my next-door cousins (oldest now 35), and ex-kids horse for my two whippersnappers.
Now aged around 34 years (approximately 103 in ‘horse years’ according to this formula) she is still with us, although requires some TLC to get her through the winters. She gets rugged every evening (and depending on the daytime temps, during the day too) and supplemented with lucerne hay and some horse pellets at least once a day.
Naturally, she is in full retirement, except for the odd effort required to coax some extra hay rations from gullible humans.
I reckon she looks pretty good for an
Centurian Centerian hundred year old lady. Eyes are a little weepy, hips a little more obvious, gait a little wobbly, but generally she is still bright, eating well and ‘with it’.
I know we cannot keep this up forever. But for this year (fingers crossed) we are doing okay.