My Horse Forum
So, like most horse people, I'm always just creeping around the ads at horses available in the area. Having the horses at home makes this a very dangerous situation for someone with no will power.
I saw an ad for a companion mare and she just happened to be close, I had time to kill, so what the heck, right? Worth a look.
I head over there on Tuesday. This poor mare has not seen a farrier in... I have absolutely no idea how long. She has this sadness in her eyes. I leave to go home and I just can't leave her. I bicker back and forth in my head and end up taking her home a few hours later.
I have very little history on her, but she is around 18-20 (will have the vet confirm when he comes out to check her over) and has been passed around a lot.
I also found out yesterday that she is deaf. She does have the cutest lopsided ear! (One of the reasons she tugged so hard at my poor heart strings were those huge, floppy ears.)
She is very sweet, and she tries so very hard to trust us....
I am new here so please no hateful comments or anything!
This is my 17 month old RESCUE filly. She was starving, full of lice and worms, and nearly dead when rescued. She could not even stand up due to her anemia from the lice. She and her mother had been tied to a tree her entire life as a foal. She was rescued at 9 months old.
Anyway, she is a lovely little filly. She stands 15hh at the hips and 14.2hh at the withers currently. She is extremely calm and forgiving. I have been riding horses and handling them my whole life but have never seen a yearling as easy going as she is.
I am wondering if anyone here can give a good guess as to what breed she may be? Her mother was so starved that I really could not see any breed characteristics other than she was very tall and dark in color.
PLEASE no insults about her. She is not perfect but she is my baby and I am just curious on what her breeding may be. Not that it matters!
It's been a long time since there has been a thread to show off the TBs on here.
Feel free to share lots of pictures and information about your TBs, both OTTBs and non raced ones.
Here are my horses, as well as my mom's and sister's. They are pretty much all related. Other than my filly, they all came from the same breeder (the ranch where I work at now). Lucky and Victory have the same dam. Victory, Winsome, and Dancer have the same sire. Miracle is out of a half sister to those three (she is by the same stallion as well). Petals and Miracle have the same sire. Petals is out of a full sister to Dakota Wrangler. Dakota Wrangler is out of a full sister to Lucky. Reine is out of Victory. Dusty Rose is out of Petals (we suspect she is by the same stallion as Reine). We really do have certain lines of horses that we like!
Lucky Krews, 2000, 16.2 hh, off track gelding. He is now an Eventer, and does all-round. I've been using him as a pony horse to exercise and train the racehorses...
I am sure there have been many threads in the past with people posting what clip they did to their horse(so I at least tried to scroll through and see if there was any recent ones and I didn't see any.. so sorry if I am mistaken).
Any who I would love to see all your horse's clips, fancy or plain! And Go!
My boy got a trace clip this year again, but I decided to take a little more off than last time since he still got pretty hot last year. His belly, underside of his neck and chest and a strip along the flank all got buzzed off plus a bit around his dock area.
Nearly 50 Horses Seized From Hill County Ranch
This is being repeated across the country on an almost weekly basis. THIS is why rescues need to meet certain qualifications BEFORE opening their doors and need to be licensed and monitored by either state or county officials....all rescues, not just those for horses. We say that animals are members of our families. We require official oversight of places like foster homes for children. Why do we give just anyone who professes to love animals a free ride (and tax exempt status if they get a 501c3) when they hang up a FB page and a fund raising page and declare themselves a "rescue"?
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