Day 1: Dead Blanchy accepts the oats enthusiastically. Though she is shaggy in patches, her skin ripples with irritation from stinging mites, sharp thorns, and smelly muck.
Day 2: Dead Blanchy shivers and nuzzles you as the grooming brush cleans the irritants from her skin. As she shifts her weight and stamps, you notice her hooves are badly chipped.
Day 3: Dead Blanchy lifts her hooves obediently, happy to have her injured feet tended. She's out of breath and blowing hard and seems very thirsty.
Day 4: Dead Blanchy eagerly drinks the entire bucket before butting her head against you. She's quenched her thirst but is shivering uncontrollably.
Day 5: Dead Blanchy stands very still as the saddle blanket is placed upon her. As her shivering slows and then stops, Blanchy begins searching your bags for a treat.
Day 6: Dead Blanchy's nostrils flare as she scents the apples. She eagerly crunches them up. Dead Blanchy sighs contentedly and places her head on your shoulder.