Unanimous aka "Gunner" was a former Bargain Barn horse purchased
by Stephanie Bone.
Unanimous aka "Gunner" was
purchased as a Bargain Barn horse by Stephannie Bone of Phenix
City, AL in July 2007.
Unanimous aka "Gunner" - FOUND
Thank you Stephanie Bone of Phenix City, AL. She made a donation to the Equamore
Foundation to help a former Bits & Bytes Farm horse - Lord Sexton.
March 8, 2008
Gunner (Unanimous) is doing great. I gradually upped his feed
and he is now back to full portions. I spoke to my vet who told
me to start them all on psyllium for sand colic. He just had one
pass away in Feb. due to sand colic. He is from Pennsylvania and
had not heard much about it until he got down here. He was very
insistent on me starting something for this. I started it this
past week. So far so good. I will do the poop ball test soon as
August 20, 2007
Again Gunner was such a great patient today. He handled the poking,
prodding, shots and a even a full hand in his mouth like an old
veteran. Dr. Parry is a semi-retired vet from Pennsylvania who
moved here to take it a little easier. He loves horses and still
has a few back in Pennsylvania. He was a true gentleman and was
very gentle with my guys.
Gunner’s teeth were great (no sharp
areas or caps that needed to be removed). He was very happy with
everything I was feeding and recommended bute as needed. We are
going to start Gunner with this and see how he does.
They now make orange flavored bute
and Gunner loves it. Who knew?!? They should have thought of this
years ago! Would have saved a lot of time and effort trying to “doctor” my
mares feed over the years.
I will keep you updated on his progress.
Thank you for taking the time to talk to me today. I know you
were busy. Take care.
August 19, 2007
Gunner has settled in nicely and is doing well. He did not have
an abscess as was first thought but was an outstanding patient
nonetheless while I soaked, tarred and wrapped him! He got his
feet done and is still quite sore (I gave him bute after receiving
his trim and new shoes). He had a tough time putting weight on
that foot for the farrier. Poor Guy! He was such a trooper.
finally able to locate a reputable vet who makes house calls. He
is coming out tomorrow (Monday) to examine him as well as update
all his shots, dental, etc.. I will keep you updated.
are well at B&B. I love my little
man so much. Talk to you soon!
"Gunner" likes to explore his new home.
August 3 , 2007
July 30, 2007
Hey Elizabeth and Barry!
Gunner just went in for the night for the first evening in his
new home. I had to rig a fan above his stall considering we really
don't use the barn except during the winter and when it's storming.
Ben had his stall all ready for him with fresh shavings, hay and
water (what a great husband) I hand grazed him and walked him around
the pasture for him to get his bearings. I let him go in the pasture
near the barn monitoring him the whole time (earlier, when I got
home, I put him up in his stall and went up to take a nap. Ben
said an hour or so later he was kicking). Once I let him go he
had quite a few bucks to get out of his system and then went back
Esprit was pretty keen on him...to a certain extent.
He was very intrigued with our yellow lab, Gracie and followed
her around a lot. Later, I took him up to the house and hosed
his foot for 15 or so minutes (he is a little ouchie). All in all
it has been a truly wonderful, rewarding day. I could not have
asked for a sweeter more loving horse. Here are some pics for you
Thank you again for everything you have done to make this
possible. I am truly grateful.
Here was his Bargain Barn description
Unanimous is a 15'2 hand 2005 gelding. He is
a beautiful and kind horse. He still has four years of growing
to do so he should end up over 16 hands. He has had 6 months of
riding but is not going to make it as a race horse. He had a piece
of wood go thru his foot as a weanling. His caretakers did not
take care proper of him and he almost died. We nursed him back
to health in hopes that he would make a racehorse but it isn't
going to happen. "Gunner" is up to date on everything
with no vices except the fact he will eat anything put in front
of him. He is a very easy keeper with a kind attitude. Will be
suitable for flat work and trail ridding only. He is a gorgeous
flat kneed mover. He has some arthritis issues due to the old injury.
You must be prepared to provide ongoing joint supplements to help
a son of Doneraile
Court who is the son of Triple Crown
Slew. Doneraile Court sold in the
1997 Keeneland Sales as a yearling for $1,000,000!!! His dam's
sire was Conquistador
Cielo who was Horse of the Year & Champion 3-year-old
colt in 1982. Click to see Unanimous'
pedigree and famous family.