If I posted this in the wrong place, please move.
What can you tell me about these 2 horses.
Mr. La Tee foaled on 1-26-2005. Came in 1st in a few races. From the state of LA
I've Got Rhythm foaled on 4-12-2001. From CA
They're both registered with The Jockey Club
A co-worker was telling me about 2 horses that he owned that he needed to get rid of. I told him that I would come take a look at them and see what I could do. Yesterday I went to see them. Very nice looking horses, but they could be absolutely gorgeous with a little weight on them.
They're in a small barbed wire holding pin that I would guess to be about 50 x 30 ft. Well 1 end may be 30 ft, the other looked more like 15-20, kind of a triangular shaped pen. No grass, didn't have any water. The teenaged boy that was there said he gave them 2 5g buckets of water a couple of times that day. They had already ate all the grass and the only thing they has was a 50lb bag of sweet feed that they were trying to make last until the weekend. I got felt sorry for them and had the teenager call the man that lived maybe 1/4 mile from them and ordered them a large round bale of hay, mostly tifton 44 (not sure I spelled that right) which he delivered.
They had been riding them bareback like that. I told them not to ride them and I replaced the sweetfeed with triple crown sr and made sure they were wormed with quest from tractor suppply.
I watched them lunge them for a few minutes. Mr La Tee has the most amazing gait. Almost like he is trying to walk on air. I've got rhythm also has a gait but not pronounced as Mr La Tee.
Someone offered these horses to me a couple of weeks ago. My co-worker overheard part of the conversation and tried to beat me to them, not knowing that I had already told them that I would love to own horses but wasn't quite ready for them.
I have the registration papers since I told them that I wanted to look them up and would see what I could do.
Their hoofs are a mess, packed with mud and no one had a hoof pick so I could clean them. There wasn't a part of their body that they wouldn't let me touch. I didn't go there today, but will go there tomorrow after work and check on them. I'll take my grooming kit and camera with me so I can brush them down, and clean their hoofs. I have the # to a barefoot trimmer and vet/equine dentist and i'm willing to pay for 1 trimming for both of them and and is willing to pay for a vet check and vaccines.
My co worker lives in apartment and has these horses on his brothers property and his brother is giving him a few weeks to get rid of them. The brother has 28 acres and was willing to keep them himself until I explained the cost of keeping horses from what I had learned here.
Sorry for the long post, but I feel sorry for these could be very beautiful "Bay" thoroughbred horses.
Last edited by dlady; 07-17-2013 at 12:22 AM.