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        01-04-2012, 09:01 AM
      #61
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    I CAN NOT BELIEVE THIS PERSON IS BEING ALLOWED TO CONTINUE TO BREED/OWN ANY HORSES!!!
    Why have you not reported this person?
    Yes his horses may still be living but in those conditions I am surprised! Not to start an uproar about slaughter or anything, but it is horse owners/breeders like this person who fuel it all.
         
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        01-04-2012, 07:39 PM
      #62
    Foal
    I like Guaranteed Hijinx! Very cute
         
        01-04-2012, 08:43 PM
      #63
    Started
    Wow what a change. Love seeing the updates. :)
         
        01-04-2012, 08:50 PM
      #64
    Weanling
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    I CAN NOT BELIEVE THIS PERSON IS BEING ALLOWED TO CONTINUE TO BREED/OWN ANY HORSES!!
    You need to read what I have posted

    The breeder had hip replacement surgery when this colt was born. Wasnt planned that way at all, but that's just how things went.

    He then passed away suddenly in a freak accident

    His wife, in her 60's and in ill health for many years, NEVER did a thing with the horses. Not a single thing, so now - all of a sudden - overnight - she is now mourning the loss of her husband, has a ton of work to do to put closure on his passing, has a farm to run full time and about 30 horses to look after on her own including this young colt, a couple of stallions and a bunch of youngsters and mares. And winter is setting in.

    One family member came to the table and started to assist in putting all of his affairs in order and looking after the horses but this family member had her own family and home to also look after and again - overnight - she was mourning the loss of her father, and looking after the horses and farm full time

    Unless you have walked a mile in the shoes of the individuals involved, sometimes it is very easy to sit on the side and pass judgement and criticism when you don't even know 1% of what actually went on

    What the family member battled every single day in regards to the horses and their well being, when she was overruled every step of the way by the other family members, speaks volumes about her tenacity and her desire to do the right thing for all of them. In honor of her father and what he had spent his life creating and developing and also for the sake of the horses.

    Don't worry. He isnt breeding anything anymore. He passed away ... remember ... ?!
         
        01-04-2012, 09:36 PM
      #65
    Green Broke
    I see a lot of comments on many threads where folks are just answering w/out having read all the facts. It's a part of human nature, & sometimes they have read all the comments, but not everything remains in the brain. I think it's good to restate the facts every once in awhile, so there is a chance they do get read before someone just "let's loose". I'm glad you have the horses & they are starting to live more like a horse should. Hat's off to you. Hope you keep us updated.
         
        01-05-2012, 12:54 AM
      #66
    Foal
    I would trim his hooves, but do it gradually and with the proper feed and maybe some supplements he should be ok. But you don't want to trim his hooves to fast all at once, since he is so used to walking with them long, and you don't want him to bleed, just do it gradually.
         
        01-05-2012, 07:37 AM
      #67
    Weanling
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    I would trim his hooves, but do it gradually
    I think that is very much the key here and one that New image is very much aware of. Not only for the sake of the feet, but his entire body - muscles, tendons and ligaments included - that need to get used to the new angles and new stresses placed in areas that didnt have those stresses before with the feet the way they were

    I think another 6-8 months of good corrective trimming, turnout and care, will make a world of difference with this young colt ...
         
        01-05-2012, 08:40 AM
      #68
    Foal
    2 gorgeous horses!!! The little guys feet looked so much better after you trimmed them. I think they will both thrive in your care and you can transform them into fantastic horses..... it reminds me of a song........all you need is love!!!!
         
        01-05-2012, 10:41 AM
      #69
    Started
    ^ Thankyou.

    Yes, we are trimming his feet every so gradually. And so far most has been done just by rasping. I would feel much more comfortable with a farrier who is good with corrective trims. I got ahold of one guy and he is not comfortable with trimming less handled horses. My regular farrier does a great job but has three young girls and also limits herself to horses who stand perfectly still. So thus far I am trimming his fronts and working on getting the back feet up for more than a few seconds at a time.

    We will get there. He already moves so much differently than when he came. He figured out how to get a few strides of canter in despite the smaller pen. At first he almost "hopped" when he figured out there was a gear past trot. Now he's got this whole canter thing down and thinks pretty highly of himself for it.
    TrueColours, Tymer and CLaPorte432 like this.
         
        01-05-2012, 10:59 AM
      #70
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    Originally Posted by TrueColours    
    You need to read what I have posted

    The breeder had hip replacement surgery when this colt was born. Wasnt planned that way at all, but that's just how things went.

    He then passed away suddenly in a freak accident

    His wife, in her 60's and in ill health for many years, NEVER did a thing with the horses. Not a single thing, so now - all of a sudden - overnight - she is now mourning the loss of her husband, has a ton of work to do to put closure on his passing, has a farm to run full time and about 30 horses to look after on her own including this young colt, a couple of stallions and a bunch of youngsters and mares. And winter is setting in.

    One family member came to the table and started to assist in putting all of his affairs in order and looking after the horses but this family member had her own family and home to also look after and again - overnight - she was mourning the loss of her father, and looking after the horses and farm full time

    Unless you have walked a mile in the shoes of the individuals involved, sometimes it is very easy to sit on the side and pass judgement and criticism when you don't even know 1% of what actually went on

    What the family member battled every single day in regards to the horses and their well being, when she was overruled every step of the way by the other family members, speaks volumes about her tenacity and her desire to do the right thing for all of them. In honor of her father and what he had spent his life creating and developing and also for the sake of the horses.

    Don't worry. He isnt breeding anything anymore. He passed away ... remember ... ?!


    I will say that maybe I jumped the gun I did make my comment without reading through all of the comments, I only read the first post by the OP.

    I also think any responsible horse owner sets things up before they pass.

    I know I have made plans for the care of my horses if something were to ever happen to me, and most people do this. I will still fault the owners of these horses, no matter the situation it is THEIR fault!
         

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