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    07-23-2013, 07:21 PM
*sigh* I SUCK at colors. I'm trying to get better. I thought spots = leopard. Sorry, and thanks for the correction.

Not all of those pictures are recent! I think the most recent one is the first one. Some of them were taken when she WAS a weanling, I'm sure. The woman I'm emailing isn't the owner, just the person in charge of the selling, so she didn't have any other pictures and couldn't just pop out to get some.

I think I'm going to buy her. Okay, that's an understatement - We're arranging to go put a deposit on her tomorrow, so long as I can get there before the other person that's interested! She's only 2 so I'm hoping she'll yet grow into herself. Smurf looked up the pastern deal, and said she's in the acceptable range for 2 year olds, so hopefully they relax a bit more too. If not, oh well - she's not a sporthorse, so casual riding shouldn't be an issue.

Know what I'm most excited about? Buying NORMAL SIZED horse tack instead of having to have custom made tack!
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    07-23-2013, 07:25 PM
Well you already know my opinion on her :b
    07-23-2013, 07:36 PM
Well, congrats on your new horse. I hope you get her some dewormer and some groceries.
She may be able to get some growth with proper feed.
    07-23-2013, 08:58 PM
They do not take very good care of her. How sad.
    07-23-2013, 09:10 PM
I can see the wormbelly in the weanling pictures (Or haybelly?) but do you really think she looks skinny in the current pics? (top and bottom pic, I think). I don't see any ribs or anything - but then it's kind of hard to see too, given her coloring.

Where she's moving she'll have free choice of grass and hay, and grain in the morning. If she's skinny she'll also get grain at night (included in the boarding), so she should be up to weight in no time.
    07-23-2013, 09:27 PM
If you're looking for a trail horse, I think she will be just fine. If you are looking for a performance mount, then I would pass for sure. If that's what you're looking for then I will gladly take the time to fill a conformation critique.
    07-23-2013, 09:41 PM
Originally Posted by My2Geldings    
If you're looking for a trail horse, I think she will be just fine. If you are looking for a performance mount, then I would pass for sure. If that's what you're looking for then I will gladly take the time to fill a conformation critique.
No, this is exactly what she will be. The most 'performance' she'll have is maybe jumping over a fallen log on a trail. I mean, my barn does funshows and whatnot but that's hardly performance. Heck, my fatty draft cross can do those
    07-24-2013, 06:53 PM
I put a deposit on my appy filly today. Going to get her PPE before purchase, and then I can bring her home. You all were right - she's skinny, and she's wormy. I'm guessing the skinny-ness is a result of two things, since she has free choice of hay and grass:

The flies are atrocious. I have NEVER seen such bad flies. They were all doused in fly spray (I could smell it) and they were being eaten, the poor things. CONSTANT stomping, shaking, nipping to get rid of them.

Also, I noticed bot eggs in her mane. The woman worms every 8 weeks (when the farrier comes) but unfortunately I think she does have worms (she just uses a basic ivermectin).

She's also growing into herself nicely. Her pasterns aren't so posty, which was my main concern.

How can I get rid of the bots for good? I have a bot knife but I don't know how to use it. An I just cut them out of her mane when she gets home (I've never seen bots down here) and give her a dose of wormer to flush the current ones out of her system? What is the best wormer to use?

Pics are attached. Not conformation pics so much as to show her condition. Not TOO skinny, but she's a filly and needs fattening up.
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    07-24-2013, 07:55 PM
Lucky. I want <3 we can trade
    07-24-2013, 08:18 PM
For the deworming, my wormy 2 year old rescue I started off with a dose of zimectin gold. The lady I got him from was using only ivermectin as well...doesn't work like that lol. Therea another wormer...quest maybe? That I want to try soon, since his tummy still looks bloated, but I wouldnt start w it because it is more broad spectrum, and you don't want to impact the horse with masses of dying worms.

For my guy at least, you're also not supposed to use quest if theyre underweight.so if she is on the skinny side, don't go with a mega wormer. Maybe ask the vet to take care of it if the PPE goes well.

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