90 Yr Old Beat by Thugs

The newspaper headline would have read:
“90 Year Old Beat by Thugs”.

“While protecting two young children, an elderly man was cornered by a gang leader and his thugs. The man received multiple cuts and bruises. The young colts (I mean children) fled to safety in the next pasture…”

The 90 year old victim- Grullo.

The 90 year old victim- Grullo.

Poor Grullo. We turned him and his young companions out with the older horses. So the young horses could gain acceptance and enter the pecking order of older herd.

The top horse, Roddy, cornered Grullo in the fence and beat the tar out of him.

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Grullo had bites and scabs on his rear, where he tried to get away. But the worse was the wire cut to his back leg. It was open and bleeding when ReeRee and I found him in the pasture.

The injury.

The injury.

You can see the old bandage on his back leg. Newt changes it every few days.

We were getting in Grullo for a visit to Dr. Newt.

ReeRee rode Grullo bareback to the barn. First, Newt showed her how to get a hold.

Newt teaching ReeRee how to get a hold when riding bareback.

Newt teaching ReeRee how to get a hold when riding bareback.

Get a good grip on the mane and hold tight!
A good grip

To the barn we go! Time to cut off the old wrap, clean up the wound, and put a new bandage on.

Riding bareback

Newt’s a pretty good doctor. Grullo’s hoof was healing nicely. The bright yellow bandage looks so much better!
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