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SILVER, the horse....

By: Feather3 , 1:44 AM GMT on November 06, 2010

Request: Please pray tonight for my daughter and her horse Silver; they need all the prayers they can get... Silver had a very high fever today and blood tests came back positive for anemia. There are several possible factors; one is really bad, the others, possibly treatable and treatable... we are hoping for the treatable one.... please keep them in your prayers tonight? THANK YOU ♥ (10/30/2012)


EARLIER in 2011:

We are happy to report how well Silver is doing....see current photos and comments for more:



Silver surveys a domain from atop a mountain near Montera on April 14th



Davina and Silver share a quiet moment on the ranch on the morning of April 16th.

See COMMENT # 177!!!!


My daughter's horse, Silver, was recently injured. He needs x-rays....the only trouble is that all their finances are tied up in other necessary things and this is an extra expense they cannot afford.

Silver is an amazing horse. Here are some photos of him that I have taken:











He is a 100% pure bred silver quarterhorse and has some excellent bloodlines....barrel racers and gymkhana winners are in his pedigree. His coloration is rare...the silver gene is a mutation that oftentimes doesn't prove 'true' in reproduction. In Silver's case, it has and he is a gorgeous, sweet horse.....like a cloud on the prairies he came from in North Dakota......

The injury came about as a result of his being in a new pasture and being 'low horse' on the totem pole, as it were. It looks like his may have cut his leg open on a stick or branch. The injury itself is clean and not infected, but because it was right above his hock, the joint has become swollen and the vet is worried that it might be more than synovial (sp?) fluid build up. He's on some special meds, but x-rays need to be taken to determine the cause of the swelling.

If you can help, please let me know here and I will contact you privately.

My daughter is also selling some pretty jewelry she's been collecting for emergencies....this might be it. The jewelry is fine quality and would make great Christmas gifts :)

Anyway, let me know?

Hugs and thanks,

Feather

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202. Feather3
7:39 PM GMT on October 31, 2012
Silver needs our help again! He is very very sick..... please help if you are able?
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201. ColoradoKat
5:45 AM GMT on November 29, 2011
Oh, Feather, this is such good news! I am glad to
hear Silver is doing so well. It sounds as if your
daughter is also doing great, and what a wonderful
occupation she has chosen. Please tell her I wish
her well and hope her business is a great success.
You must be very proud of her! Thank you so much
for sharing this update with us!
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200. Feather3
5:36 AM GMT on November 29, 2011




Davina wanted me to tell everyone how well Silver is doing after a year. The photos above are from July. As of now, it's been a year and a month since his injury. He continues to maintain how well he is doing and, I also wanted to share with you that my daughter has received her certification in Equine Sports Massage Therapy. This goes with her new business, called 'Guardians of Horses' and her premise is that she helps teach people how to be guardians of their horses....Silver's injury is the inspiration for her continued education and work in this area.

Guardians of Horses
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199. Feather3
2:41 AM GMT on May 06, 2011
Bump
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197. Feather3
1:49 AM GMT on May 04, 2011
Quoting Feather3:


The tooth work went well and I am healing nicely. Stitches are beginning to dissolve; I swallowed two without realizing it yesterday *ha!*

Am feeling more active too...so that means the infection must have waned finally :)

I haven't heard back from my daughter about her leg, but her shoulder is hurting really bad.

--- Scratch that, she just called and they are working on a plan so she can get some help right away.....her shoulder is really bad and it might be broken or have a torn rotator cuff.


Yes, Davina has a completely torn rotator cuff, another tendon in the right shoulder that's completely torn as well, and a hairline fracture. We're working on ideas to help pay for all of this, but it's going to be tough. Say some prayers for her, please? At least Silver is doing fine...
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196. Feather3
2:07 AM GMT on May 03, 2011
Quoting OGal:


Hopefully, it is just really a bad bruise on your daughter's leg. I am sure she will be sore for a while. How are you doing? Hope you are feeling much better.


The tooth work went well and I am healing nicely. Stitches are beginning to dissolve; I swallowed two without realizing it yesterday *ha!*

Am feeling more active too...so that means the infection must have waned finally :)

I haven't heard back from my daughter about her leg, but her shoulder is hurting really bad.

--- Scratch that, she just called and they are working on a plan so she can get some help right away.....her shoulder is really bad and it might be broken or have a torn rotator cuff.
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195. OGal
10:48 AM GMT on May 01, 2011


Hopefully, it is just really a bad bruise on your daughter's leg. I am sure she will be sore for a while. How are you doing? Hope you are feeling much better.
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194. Feather3
2:01 AM GMT on May 01, 2011
bump
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193. Feather3
4:37 AM GMT on April 30, 2011
My daughter took a fall on Silver yesterday. He has a few scratches, two deep, but they're OK; it's my daughter I am concerned about. When he fell, he landed on her leg. It's swollen and bruised from the knee to the ankle. Her insurance has already said she has to cover 100% of the cost. Her doc says she needs an MRI. We are working on something to help, but please keep her in your prayers; she did manage to get right back on him after and ride back to the stable and today managed to get out there to treat his minor wounds which are responding well....
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192. Beachfoxx
1:48 PM GMT on April 24, 2011
Happy Easter to you & yours!



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191. Feather3
1:34 PM GMT on April 24, 2011
Quoting OGal:



Great pictures Feather :)


Ah, good, so you can see them. :)
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190. OGal
12:58 PM GMT on April 24, 2011



Great pictures Feather :)
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189. Feather3
12:54 PM GMT on April 24, 2011
On my recent trip to Monterey, I was able to visit my daughter briefly on the way home in Pacifica. Here are some shots from that too-short stop:







Let me know if you can see them or not. If not, I will upload to WU as well.
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188. OGal
2:42 PM GMT on April 18, 2011



Feather I love the picture of your daughter and her special horse. That picture tells the story. Such a close connection. I am so glad all went well and happiness for your daughter is at the end of the story. Silver is such a lucky, loved horse. He has become part of our lives too.
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187. Barefootontherocks
3:39 AM GMT on April 18, 2011
Quoting Feather3:
Today is six weeks to the day that Silver has been off his antibiotics and he is considered to be clinically in the clear! THANK YOU ALL for your help, assistance, prayers, good thoughts, Davina wishes you blessings and lots of love! :) She thanks you for saving Silver's life!!!

NOTE: this is the first case that the special equine clinic my daughter worked with has ever seen where the horse recovered from this type of injury.


Wonderful. Wonderful. So happy to see this.

And precious is the perfect word for the photo of Silver and Davina curled up together.
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186. Feather3
9:03 PM GMT on April 17, 2011
Silver Bump
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185. Feather3
1:43 PM GMT on March 07, 2011
I am guessing that WU is not allowing me to do Face Book photos any more. I will have to upload and post....
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184. ColoradoKat
9:47 AM GMT on March 07, 2011
No photos in Post 181, Feather.
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183. Feather3
4:19 AM GMT on March 07, 2011
Did the photos disappear from post #181?
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182. geepy86
1:39 AM GMT on March 07, 2011
beautiful, been watching this thread, glad he made a full recovery.
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181. Feather3
1:06 AM GMT on March 07, 2011
More new photos, from yesterday, of Davina and Silver:






I love the second one, how Silver seems sooo relaxed with Davina. It's precious :)
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180. ColoradoKat
5:27 PM GMT on March 03, 2011
That is so cool, Feather! That makes me smile
BIG!! Such a beautiful horse. Life is GOOOOD!
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179. Feather3
5:18 PM GMT on March 03, 2011
....bump
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178. surfmom
10:47 PM GMT on March 02, 2011
MIRACLES HAPPEN
WU PRAYER IS VERY STRONG

thanks & gratitude Silver is alive & sound!!!

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177. Feather3
9:42 PM GMT on March 02, 2011
Today is six weeks to the day that Silver has been off his antibiotics and he is considered to be clinically in the clear! THANK YOU ALL for your help, assistance, prayers, good thoughts, Davina wishes you blessings and lots of love! :) She thanks you for saving Silver's life!!!

NOTE: this is the first case that the special equine clinic my daughter worked with has ever seen where the horse recovered from this type of injury.
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176. Feather3
4:03 AM GMT on February 14, 2011
that's the beach at Pacifica and was his first trip to the actual sea-shore....
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175. shoreacres
4:40 PM GMT on February 13, 2011
What beautiful photos! So wonderful to see them both looking so good. And that scenery's not bad, either!
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174. Feather3
4:17 PM GMT on February 13, 2011
....................
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173. Feather3
3:47 PM GMT on February 06, 2011
Silver bump....I wanted everyone who has helped with prayers and donations, to see how absolutely wonderful he looks! :) Thank you all, on behalf of my daughter and Silver....
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172. Feather3
5:40 AM GMT on February 06, 2011
Today, my daughter took Silver down to Pacifica:

As you can see, he is doing VERY WELL, though is a bit freaked out because it was his first trip to the beach.....surfboards and water kinda freaked him out.



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171. ColoradoKat
5:07 PM GMT on January 30, 2011
Feather, I am so glad Silver is doing well!
I have kept him in my prayers and thoughts.
And now .. a wedding. You said on horseback..
will Silver be in the wedding party?
Tell Davina & Steve congratulations for me!
The ring is lovely and I wish them so much
happiness!
Thanks for all the progress reports so we could
keep up with this beautiful horse and the
people who love him.
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170. shoreacres
4:24 AM GMT on January 30, 2011
Oh, feather - I'm so glad! I've not been commenting much but I've been following along. I'm just so happy things are working out well.

And congrats on the upcoming marriage, too! What a wonderful event that will be. I've got August 6 on my calendar! Don't let us forget!
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169. Feather3
4:20 AM GMT on January 30, 2011
Silver continues to improve, day by day. He's been off the antibiotics for over a week and there's no swelling, no heat, etc.

My daughter wishes to extend her thanks to all of you who have prayed, sent well wishes and help.

God bless you all.

I will be closing this blog to new comments very soon (within the week)
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168. surfmom
10:01 PM GMT on January 23, 2011
For Davina & Silver

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167. surfmom
10:50 PM GMT on January 19, 2011
I haven't stopped thinking and praying for SILVER

and every day I work with the young horses training them & then ride my dear mare -- I think and pray for Silver.

he comes from strong/survivor stock -- I think that, DAVINA & yes, prayerful miracles -- the special boy is going to be fine.

thanks for the picture - my horsey friends have been wondering how things are going -- Goodness LOL -- SILVER has a FAN CLUB!!
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166. Feather3
5:19 AM GMT on January 19, 2011
Here is how Silver's leg looks now:



Davina said:

"Gave Silver a full roundpen session today for the first time since October. Had him walk, trot and canter - and he didn't miss a step! Even had him rest and go through all the transitions again to make sure. Today is his last day of antibiotics."
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165. Feather3
12:34 AM GMT on January 19, 2011
Davina took Silver off the antibiotics today and took a photo of his leg after taking him out for a walk, a trot and finally, a canter, for the first time since October. He did very well on the trail. She will be photographing the hock every other day or so to keep track of his progress while he is off the antibiotics, for the next six weeks.
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164. Feather3
10:52 PM GMT on January 09, 2011
Update from my daughter: "Pulling the antibiotics in exactly one week!! I have a lot of hope that there is no dormant infection in that bone. Special thanks to all of my mother's friends and mine for all the positive thought, prayers and gifts for Silver's recovery! If he goes 6 weeks with no signs of infection, he will be in the clear!"
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163. Feather3
8:54 PM GMT on January 08, 2011
My daughter has been riding Silver almost every day, slowly increasing his time out and he's doing *perfectly* well. His soundness is as smooth as his gait :)
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162. Feather3
3:05 AM GMT on January 05, 2011
So, now I am in the process of choosing a dress for me to wear at the wedding *with cowboy boots*. LOL!!! Powder blue with a tan bolero vest.
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161. surfmom
12:48 PM GMT on January 03, 2011
Happy New Year -- and it is!!
Wedding on Horseback (oooooo & Ahhhhh!!)
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160. Barefootontherocks
1:58 AM GMT on January 03, 2011
Wow, that's cool, Feather
All good wishes to the youngins.

And...


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159. OGal
10:09 PM GMT on January 02, 2011
Perfect time of year for a wedding and a perfect format (horse) with the best photographer around :)
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158. Feather3
9:56 PM GMT on January 02, 2011
Quoting OGal:
Congrats to Davina and Steve. What a lovely ring. I am sure they will be sooo happy. Well Feather do they have any idea of when they will be having their wedding?


August 6th, on horse back. I will be the photographer :)
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157. OGal
4:47 PM GMT on January 02, 2011
Congrats to Davina and Steve. What a lovely ring. I am sure they will be sooo happy. Well Feather do they have any idea of when they will be having their wedding?
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156. Feather3
4:39 PM GMT on January 02, 2011
Silver bump :)
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155. Feather3
2:05 AM GMT on January 02, 2011
My daughter writes:

"Steve asked me to marry him at midnight! LOVE my ring! It's white gold with blue topaz and 8 little diamonds! We are so happy!"



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154. SBKaren
10:56 PM GMT on December 31, 2010
My wish for friends near and far - good health, happiness and fine weather!



So glad to read that Silver is on the mend! Sounds like you had an exhaustingly good time over Christmas. Rest up and take care of you!
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153. Feather3
10:23 PM GMT on December 31, 2010
Davina writes: "Silver ran up to me in the pasture today! He hasn't done that since we stopped riding 2 months ago! I'm trying to figure out why - it seems backwards for a horse inasmuch that he DOESN'T approach me when he just comes out to eat treats and supplements, but he DOES approach me when we start riding again! We had a nice bareback ride today. We're going back to our usual relationship!"
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152. Feather3
5:42 PM GMT on December 31, 2010
Ah, yes, the last day of 2010 and here we are. Where *did* this year go? There will be soooo many reviews of it on the news scene, I'm keepin' the blasted television *off*. I just want to remember this year as a year marked with miracles, love and hope :)
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