Fudge is a very cute chocolate bay Quarter Horse gelding, grandson of
Zips Chocolate Chip. He was well-bred in
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There are many details of this sale that I would like to share, but I am trying to keep this page on a positive basis. The short version is that the first night Fudge showed odd movements of the lips while eating, and dropped a lot of food. We called Lazy D and got no response. By the end of the week he seemed weak behind. We called lazy D again, and still got no response. In three weeks time we had a horse with a major neurological disease that wasn't safe to ride. The vet gave a neurological exam and pulled blood January 23rd. We explained to Paula Derby that researchers believe it takes several weeks to two years for an active case of EPM to show physical symptoms, certainly not one hour, and that the cranial symptoms we had seen were acute EPM. Lazy D Acres would not allow us to return the horse, so Fudge is here to stay. LazyDAcres now operates out of Ocala, FL - buyer beware.
We only have stalls and pasture for three horses, so purchasing another horse was not an option. One of our horses is retired and blind, the other one is green. We needed a healthy, quiet horse so that my daughter or husband could ride with me. Fudge should not have been ridden, sold or trailered at that point, and I do not believe in taking horses to New Holland Auction to dump them. We have been rehabing Fudge, and riding will have to wait for better times. Follow along with the blog to watch the EPM rehab process.
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