Foster Horse

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  1. Zephyer1995

    Zephyer1995 Senior Member

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    Been fostering dogs for years. If everything goes as planned tomorrow, I'll be picking up a foster horse, well a weanling. Not using my barn right now and the rescue's barn and regular fosters are all full so thought, why not?
    I'll share pics and details when I get it home!
     
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    Zephyer1995 Senior Member

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    Ok so no pics of details just yet. Legalities and all.

    But y'all wanna know what's fun?? A 9 month old filly who has NEVER been led! I felt so bad about the stress of trying to move her. As bad as I felt for it though, not as bad as I would have felt for leaving her. Then got her home and the same struggle all over again.

    She's in the barn now with hay and water. Didn't see either of those things where she was.

    Luckily the vet who's going to assess her does house calls so won't have to move her again for a while.
     
  3. RG NIGHT HEIR

    RG NIGHT HEIR Senior Member

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    Wonderful to hear that you are able to take in a foster.What great service to this filly and any horse rescue organization.
     
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    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Awhh..sounds like she's in the right hands, lucky lady. Congratulations on your new filly.:)
     
  5. Zephyer1995

    Zephyer1995 Senior Member

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    Well the receiving rescue has posted publically to include county of seizure.

    The mom of this filly was living tied up like a dog. Owner claimed he was feeding 20 gallon of grain a day plus hay. Not that we saw any food of any sort on the place.

    Filly was in the barn. Hardly handled. She's skittish, doesn't give to pressure in the least. LAID down when being moved. Had to end up backing my trailer to her and took 4-5 people to get her on the trailer.

    I snapped this pic when I checked on her at 5am.
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    Dona Worry Senior Member

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    Poor little monkey! Glad she is okay.
    Where is mom now?
     
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    Zephyer1995 Senior Member

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    Mom is with a very respected rescue group
     
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    bellalou Senior Member

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    Aww, what a little cutie!! Have fun with her.
     
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    Bakkir Senior Member

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    Awe poor little baby. I would get some straw for her stall. She looks so small and lonely.
     
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    Zephyer1995 Senior Member

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    That's a good idea. I wasn't sure what kind of condition she'd be in so was afraid of getting anything she might view as food. She's fairly thin but not deathly so. I put not quite half a bale of hay in her stall and it lasted her a good while. Of course, I'm used to my vacuum cleaner gelding
     
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