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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
DraftyAiresMom- Isn't she a beau? We named her Regal, which fits her very well.
For those of you who haven't seen other threads, we also named the other five, if you're interested. The 'black' (we're actually thinking she's just BA brown now. Hard to tell with winter fuzzies) mare's name is Sierra, the filly's name is Kenzie, the liver chestnut colt's name is Peppin, his mama is Bree, and the gelding's name is Jethro.
CecilliaB- haha, I wish so! If we don't keep him (leaning towards not, since we're tight on money) I'd love him to go to someone I know. Unfortunately SC is kinda far away! xD
Fear The Tree- I agree. After a second opinion none of them (besides Sierra) are really as bad as we thought, and all gained wait pretty quickly once they were dewormed and put on some good food.
Minihorse927- Yes, he did. These guys were more mangy than skinny!
Elana- thanks for the imput! I actually dont have acess to their pedigrees (I'm' just a volunteer that is in charge of their care) and I don't know their racing names, but the BO has already looked into them I believe, and mentioned that none of the names stood out at all. Just your average cheapo-breeding, shouldn't-of-been-bred type racehorses that some breeder was hoping to get extremely lucky on. You are right about Seattle Slew being in Bree's lines though, and the BO did say something about Northern Dancer for the bay mare, but that's about it.
Bree is actually quite nice looking, just like you said she might be. She's not hollow anymore, so the crazy back and withers have filled out and her neck ties in pretty well. Once it dries up I'll try to trudge out there and take some pictures for you guys.
As for vet and farrier care- don't worry! All six have been vetted, vaccinated, wormed, and put on suppliments. Most of them are doing beautifully. Jethro had the most work done on his feet, because his heels had been allowed to grow too long. He seems to have really thin hoof walls so we think he'll probably always need shoes, unfortunately. He has corrective shoes on his back feet, and is getting a salve on his front feet still. Bree does have plates but I believe they are going to remove them soon, as she's improved drastically. Regal really just needed a good trim and is doing well. Poor Sierra has taken all of the problems though with her hooves, and she's been recommended for euthanization due to poor overall health, terrible teeth (floated twice already with little more that can be done) and very weak bones. We'll just have to see.
mlouati1389- he is a cutie isn't he? Shame his feet aren't in better condition. He is actually being rehomed very soon and will be retrained as an all-arounder and trail horse.
Kayella- I agree with you. She seems to of inherited her dam's weak legs, with long pasterns and cannons. I'm hoping she'll grow out of it, but she just has SO much angle to them.
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