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post #1 of 17 Old 07-16-2009, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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Update on Jake the Belgian - We're Getting Him!

We went and looked at Jake today. Poor guy looks even worse in person! He's so sweet, and sad. He's covered in old sores from the driving harnesses, his mane is one big knot, he's covered in mud and flies and he's sooo skinny. Miraculously his legs are cool and tight, his feet look good and he seems sound.

Needless to say we put a down payment on him and will be picking him up next week. I can't wait to get him... Here are some pictures from today

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post #2 of 17 Old 07-17-2009, 12:56 AM
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He definitely needs some food and tlc but he has soo much potential! You are doing a really good thing for this horse!
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post #3 of 17 Old 07-17-2009, 01:18 AM
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Oh, that poor guy. Good on you for taking him in. He will be much happier with you. {:( I feel so sorry for him. Does he have joint problems or something? I just noticed that he stands VERY under himself on the front. It will be a wonder if he doesn't have scratches from standing around in the mud like that. :,,(

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post #4 of 17 Old 07-17-2009, 12:37 PM
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Were all the horses at this place in bad condition like him???

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Poor fella. You have a lot of work ahead of you, but I can't wait to see how you do with him!

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post #6 of 17 Old 07-17-2009, 01:02 PM
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Oh, my. He's definitely in need of TLC. Poor baby. You can see how sad he is in his eyes. I'm sure after a few months with you, he's going to perk right up. I think it's great you're giving him a second chance at a good life =)

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post #7 of 17 Old 07-17-2009, 01:05 PM
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I'm so happy you're going to take him home and spoil him!!

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post #8 of 17 Old 07-17-2009, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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Were all the horses at this place in bad condition like him???
There was only one other horse there, he was a yearling tb colt, you can see him in a couple of the pictures, he's also really skinny! :(

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post #9 of 17 Old 07-17-2009, 03:12 PM
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Thank God you are there. You are performing a miracle by taking this poor soul home to happy pastures where he will be spoiled and be so well taken care of.
Bless your heart. Karma will without a doubt be coming around for you my dear lady.

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post #10 of 17 Old 07-17-2009, 05:42 PM
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I really wanna give him a bath!
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