So Hubby's not happy.....

Discussion in 'Horse Rescue / Adoption' started by missy01, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. missy01

    missy01 Senior Member

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    I went to the sales again....This sweet as pie little girl was in a pen with her roughly 6 month old foal at foot, they where sold one with the option of the other....a lady bid up to $400 and only wanted her foal....I took the mare as she would have ended up with a dogger.....Im so glad i did...she is unhandled but i was able to halter and unhalter her last night and scratch some of the dead hair from her back and bum, the great feeling i was giving her outweighed her fear of people.....I think i have another diamond in the rough.....oh and three years old and approx 13hh
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  2. JinxedDream

    JinxedDream Senior Member

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    She looks like she'll be super cute once she gains some weight. Poor girl!
     
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    meljean Senior Member

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    Good lord..and she had a foal on her?

    Hope whoever let this happen to her starves to death.
     
  4. prairiesongks

    prairiesongks Senior Member

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    She has a kind eye---Nice save! Hope she thrives for you with lots of groceries. One concern you need to consider is refeeding syndrome----UC Davis has the most recognized protocols for refeeding horses.

    Starvation and Re-Feeding Animals | UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program
    Refeeding starved horses

    Have a vet out ASAP to give her a physical and draw blood so you know if any vital organs have been compromised.

    As for hubby, ignore his hubby look, show him her sweet face, and if that doesn't work, "Yes dear!" and go about you business as if you didn't hear him:D.
     
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    manesntails Senior Member

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    Now you have two that match~!!
    Looking forward to the updates.
     
  6. CoffeeBean

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    She has a very kind eye. Don't forget to get your vet on board too because I'd be terrified I'd kill her trying to get the pounds of parasites out of her at the same time.
     
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    cathrynxox Senior Member

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    Can't wait to see what she looks like when she gains some weight. Good find
     
  8. missy01

    missy01 Senior Member

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    Yes unfortunately this is not my first rodeo with sick and poorly horses and have a great vet on board that's incredible with these unhandled ones.....six months time I expect her to be a changed horse and looking as superb as she should be....I also suspect she will be back in foal again aswell as all the mares and foals on the day had been running with a colored stallion *sigh* Why people do this sort of thing is beyond my comprehension!!!!
     
  9. missy01

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    Its incredible just with clean fresh water and small amount of food how much better she looks in just a couple of days
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  10. prairiesongks

    prairiesongks Senior Member

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    Ask you vet to pregnancy check her and see if it is possible to lute her.

    She does look better without all the extra dirt and hair. Good job! since I'm sure she feels better too.
     

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