I let her out with my horses, the barn owner was trying to tell me she only does okay with the red dun gelding she was pastured with before. So she went out with my two horses and the other gelding with them, she did fine though from what I saw. They kicked at her a little, but were all grazing calmly by the time I left. I didn't see her offer any aggression other than pinning her ears back a little. My gelding is very buddy sour with my mare, so she right away stayed with the other gelding out there.
my guys, and her...other gelding cropped out of the picture.
red roan mare: 15.3(almost 16hh)
paint gelding: 15.1 at the wither
and palomino mare measured at 15.2 horses.jpg
and here is her eating, her legs look a little better here? I think the sun was really bright earlier, and it hid a lot of her fat in those pictures :) ...really I don't often say horses look fat, but she really does appear to be very fat. Her neck is not that cresty, but she does have some fat on it when you look at it. luna6.jpg
and here's the bottom of her left front foot... over grown in the back you can see... lunahoof.jpg
still from what I have gathered by spending some time with her today, is that she seems smart, and quick to learn. She was respectful while walking as well, backed up stopped, and turned without question. Had a little trouble getting her going in the pasture when I haltered her at first, but that changed once I made her spin a couple circles. She also stood quietly while I measured her height, was a little uncertain about getting measured around her girth for the weight tape, but did not try to get away. the wind was blowing around the tape when I laid it over her back. She let me reach underneath her to measure her.
I got a one second clip of her trotting, she doesn't appear lame at all despite her poor feet.
I may try to lightly lunge her in the round pen, that has sand, tomorrow to see how she is about it. Then the next day will lunge and saddle her....day after that lunge with saddle on so long as she does not mind being saddled the day before...
Will also wash, tie, and pick up feet tomorrow.
She was very willing about picking up her front foot this evening though.