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post #1 of 24 Old 06-15-2013, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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What breed is this mare?







This is NOT my horse. She belongs to my daughter's neighbor. They want to know possible breed, and tear her apart fault wise. WHAT is wrong with her poor back, the saddle rides up in back, and her back legs look bad. The neighbor bought her cheap with her tax refund for her kids to ride. I have never seen a back like this in my life. They didn't ask anyone or seek any opinions, just went and bought her. She has now put on weight, and had her feet done.
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post #2 of 24 Old 06-15-2013, 10:10 PM
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good lord that poor horse is thin! She should NOT have a saddle on her or be ridden at ALL until she is of proper weight...oh that poor thing...if they want to know whats up with her back..GET A VET OUT THERE...looks like she's due to see a vet anyway..good lord..and I know its not your horse..so no..not going off on you..just desgusts me to see horses in this condition being ridden...and sorry..read she put on weight..but sereously..she needs to see a vet...like....now...how irresponsable of those people to not ask questions ..to not get a vet to see the horse before purchasing..ugh..:: fumes::
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post #3 of 24 Old 06-15-2013, 10:36 PM
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Well, condition aside, I think she at least has some Belgian in her. She does need a lot of groceries put into her and to see a farrier and a vet.

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This is a single mother of 4 who has NO horse experience at all, got her tax refund, saw the horse for sale, bought her, and went to the flea market for the tack. She bought her because she lets her kids ride her. Had she have mentioned wanting a horse, my daughter or myself would have offered to help, we're giving all the advise we can. She's on pasture, MD Super Horse Plus, and corn oil. Her feet have been done, and she acted as if she;d never been trimmed before.
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Ok. She's getting help that's all we want to hear. I stand by what I said about the Belgian in her, however, with time, we'll be able to tell more about her.

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This is a single mother of 4 who has NO horse experience at all, got her tax refund, saw the horse for sale, bought her, and went to the flea market for the tack. She bought her because she lets her kids ride her. Had she have mentioned wanting a horse, my daughter or myself would have offered to help, we're giving all the advise we can. She's on pasture, MD Super Horse Plus, and corn oil. Her feet have been done, and she acted as if she;d never been trimmed before.
Corn oil?...Okay I don't get like this too often, but seriously the only advice I'd be giving your friend is how to sell the horse to a good family.

I have no idea what the breed of the horse is from the terrible condition. Why does the saddle rise up? Well one the horse's weight (obviously) and a second reason would be because it doesn't fit the horse.

The saddle's weight along with the rider's is on the horse's shoulders, probably pinching him, and that is very uncomfortable. Most likely because since they bought the saddle from the flea market, its a piss-poor fit and even worse when the horse is in the condition it is in now.

I'm also looking at the horse's, "pasture." I'm assuming the front lawn is the horse's pasture because I'm seeing manure and a pitch fork. That is NOT a horse safety pasture. I'm very sorry if I'm coming along as rude, I try my best not to, but just because your friend, "Always wanted a horse," doesn't mean she should just go out and buy one. Especially if she has no experience with horses because in the end, its the horse that suffers because of human error.

I'm also going to say a tax refund isn't going to support a horse. I would honestly just ask your friend to sell the horse. This horse needs a better condition to live in, etc. I know your trying to be a good friend and give all the advice you can, but with horses in the condition this one is in its better to sell the horse to someone who knows what they're doing.

ETA: I'm also really interested in the horse's back fetlocks...Why do they look so swollen, at least the back left? It almost looks like he has zero pastern.

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She's stated that the horse has since gained weight and has started basic care.

Her friend saw a starving animal and upgraded the horse to a better home. It might not be the ideal situation but at least the animal was pulled from the previous situation and is doing better.

I'd say Belgian. Her shoulder all the way to her tail tell me Belgian. Might be a mix though.

Hope to hear about how she is doing in the future...
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P.s. It looks like her back is slightly roached. It could be roached or it may look like that since she has been starved. It's really nothing outside of the norm.
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Do you have any other (more current) pictures of her?

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She's not my friend, she is my daughter's neighbor. The left foot had that problem when she bought her. My daughter noticed it right away, and even called the previous owner, and asked about it. So as the story goes, previous owner found the horse starving and abandoned near her home, she took her in, had her for 2 months, put some weight on her, and was selling her very cheap, $200. Her feet were in very bad shape, she was wormy, and still had her winter coat, my daughter went to previous owners house, to ask more questions. The lady had a beautiful cremello mustang, who was in great shape, along with several bags of feed, and hay. She gave her the name of a farrier. Daughter helped worm her, and helped hold her while farrier trimmed her. Yes, we know a tax refund will not support a horse, I hardly know the woman, but I bought a bag of feed for her last week, when I visited my grandkids. I am disabled and cannot keep doing it. Yes, at that time, she was in the yard temporarily. She does have a pasture. As far as her left leg, it was badly swollen when they bought her, the farrier said it was infected, he lanced it, and applied black stuff to it, a drawing salve, I think. As for the corn oil, I am 61 years old, and owned horses for a good many years. People were adding corn oil to their horses feed way back then, for extra weight gain and a shiny coat, I even saw it listed very recently, I thought it was on this site. I will get new pics and updates when I can. I can no longer drive, and can only go when someone else does.
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