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Goldrush has recently spent 4 days at the Melbourne University Vet Clinic to undergo eye surgery.

His right eye started swelling and becoming weepy in January. After following the treatment advice of multiple different vets and still having no diagnosis or solution I found an eye specialist by the name of David Turner that recognized the issue immediately as a rare Equine Corneal Stromal Abcess.

The biggest issue for me was not the surgery itself but having Goldrush in a stable full time alone. He gets very worried, shakes constantly and will not eat or drink which leads to severe weight loss.

The clinic had a ‘no human living in stables’ policy so I did the same thing I always do… I sent his miniature pony Lil Boss with him (Yes its Goldrush’s pony that he takes everywhere) to live in the stable with him and keep him happy. The vet nurses were not very convinced of my idea but I think Boss soon won them over with his cuteness!! πŸ˜‚

I am so very glad I forced the issue of Little Boss staying in the same stable. Goldrush was feeling pretty miserable for himself after surgery and the excess bleeding and swelling on his bad eye due to smacking it on the wall when he was waking up from surgery meant he couldn’t see out of it.

The great news is that Goldrush is now back with me in, eating lots of carrots and healing well. He has an eye tube to administer his eye medication every 4 hours which will be taken out in the next 7 days.

He will make a full recovery within 6 weeks and then we will continue our journey from VIC to QLD while we prepare for our next 2-5 year adventure.



  1. Anonymous says:

    Get well soon Goldrush xxxx

  2. Anonymous says:

    Any photos of little boss .. glad Goldrush is on the mend πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ¦„

  3. Anonymous says:

    Poor sweet boy… Get well soon…

  4. Anonymous says:

    Heartbreaking I love the both of you hope he’s all better soon

  5. Anonymous says:

    So glad Little Boss was there for him. I knew he was meant for great things the day he was born πŸ’ž

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hugs guys get better soon

  7. Anonymous says:

    Love this horse, hope he gets better soon

  8. Anonymous says:

    Poor guy hope he has a speedy recovery πŸ’•

  9. Anonymous says:

    Mucho Γ‘nimo y fuerza para los 2 Γ©l saldrΓ‘ adelante un abrazo desde chile πŸ‡¨πŸ‡±

  10. Anonymous says:

    Wishing him a speedy and complete recovery x

  11. Anonymous says:

    Hope you recover quickly beautiful boy ❀️

  12. Anonymous says:

    Hope your feeling better soon beautiful boy! πŸ’–πŸ€žπŸ»

  13. Anonymous says:

    Hope your feeling better soon beautiful boy! πŸ’–πŸ€žπŸ»

  14. Anonymous says:

    You poor things! Especially GoldRush!
    Im glad to hear he will be ok soon. Always such a stressful time when they aren’t well.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Glad to hear he is back home πŸ’—

  16. Anonymous says:

    Best of if luck for a well healed recovery. X

  17. Anonymous says:

    Goldrush is an amazing Horse!! I hope you get better soon. Greetings from Peru.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Hope lovely Goldrush makes a quick recovery.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Oh bless him
    Hope he gets well soon πŸ’™

  20. Anonymous says:

    Get better soon Banjo! Xx

  21. Anonymous says:

    Get better soon Goldrush😘🐎

  22. Anonymous says:

    Speedy recovery sweet boy!

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