Ok I finally brought home my new Dutch Warmblood mare.
And she's a mess.
Basically, she's a Level 4 dressage horse that was leased to someone and they put her in a pasture and left her for 2 years. The owner got her back recently, and then sold her to me. I had her vetted, teeth checked, feet done and she arrived on my property Saturday night.
She is scrawny. Her feet need serious attention. I'm going to go out and take more pictures, but her left rear has a hole in the outer hoof wall, I don't even know what from. Her front left has serious chipping. And when I cleaned them out during her grooming session yesterday they smelled so foul I could barely stand it.
Her coat is another thing. She has some of the worst rain scald I have personally seen. When I curried her huge chunks of her coat just fell out with scabs everywhere.
Despite all this she is quite possibly the sweetest horse I've ever met. She is tolerant of loud noises, kids, dogs, cars, trucks. She loves being groomed. I can call her to me when I go to her pasture.
As a side vent - I always seem to get these kinds of horses. Always a good 200lbs underweight and such. *sigh*
OK - so here are some pictures of her. She's 16hh, 8 years old. Please give me all the advice and such you can give me. Keep in mind I just got her. She's got a long road ahead I'm sure.