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DISCLAIMER: I know how a lot of you feel about kill pens and kill buyers and the people who buy from them, but what is done is done.
So. On Saturday, I was contacted by the sweet lady that helped me get Calypso, with a photo and a plea: a young mare that had a home offer and full bail had abruptly lost the home offer, with only 20 minutes until then deadline. Could I do anything?
I am a TOTAL SUCKER. I contacted the woman who quarantined and hauled Calypso, and said sure, fine, I would be the home offer and pay them last remaining bit. ($200, plus 30 for a health paper) I looked at the pictures and video, and despite being dark and blurry, nothing horrible jumped out at me--she walked, trotted and cantered (briefly ) under saddle, seemed sound, although hard to tell. Whatever, no big deal.
My original plan was to get her into quarantine, and then have them woman quarantining her rehome her. But, then she sent some photos.
I totally lied when I said I would stop spamming.
He is doing great, he is teething and everything is going in his mouth. Farrier is coming today, for the first time, and he is going to have his feet handled and looked at, maybe filed a tad if needed.
Pnemonia completely gone!
He is out 24/7 except for meals, and wears a jacket from dusk to dawn.
It is worth clicking on the two that didn't load, I promise.
Had to take Bonanza over to vet, possible mild case of colic...so better safe than sorry and took him over.
They have a new partner...they oiled Bonanza, made nose bleed, a lot, as well as she told me "he didn't need to vomit so that was good" as well as told me tubing one commonly caused nose bleeds.
Never have seen one bleed from tubing, and when she said that about the "vomiting" I just looked at her.
Horses don't vomit...period.
Suffice to say, I am not impressed. This vet is about an hour away or little more by time I go out and get my horse/s to haul.
Next one is over 2 hours one way.
I left him overnight, in case something does happen...but seriously wondering about what schools are turning out.
Yes, THAT Rio.
For those who don't know, Rio's previous owner was a regular here, so it's sad to see that he appears to have ended up in a rescue.
I came across a CL ad today that was using RD's old avatar (Rio).
At first I thought this must be a scam (and it might). But I contacted the rescue and they claim it's real. They have videos of him on their Facebook.
Oregon Animal Rescue | Facebook
The rescue said that Rio (possibly going by the name Rosco now) and his companion (a bay mare) were purchased from a feedlot. The woman who purchased them found them to be too much to handle, so she dropped them off at the rescue. They appear to be in decent condition.
As for the photo, I'm guessing that whoever sold him to the feedlot provided the photo (or maybe this was a horse trader who simply purchased Rio), and then they...
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