I just recently (8.19.2014) bought a skinny thoroughbred named Alphie for $75.
As of recently I have been doing research on his lip tattoo. Alphie was a race horse, son of Bold Executive, great great grandson of Bold Ruler, winner of $70,000 in his career. I bought him for $75. -Holy cow
I couldn't get $75 for Alphie at slaughter, there isn't enough meat on the poor baby's bones.
I went to look at the young foal for sale and ended up trying out horses on the property. Alphie had been dropped off. The lady I bought him from said she didn't really want him. The family who dropped him off said he had an abscess that had already ruptured. After checking him over I saw NOTHING, he walked, trotted, and cantered on a lead just fine. So I saddled this poor skinny soul up. Alphie was supposed to jump, man oh man does he!
He and baby Orion- which I will start another health/training bloggy thing about him maybe? were brought to my place the night of the 19th.
I have Alphie's coggins, so I called his old owner. The man said Alphie had Wasting Disease, okay? I called the vet out for the following Monday. Alphie gets a super high fat diet, vit. e supplements, and cool calories twice a day, and of course snacks when I go out ever 4hrs to feed Orion.
The vet will be back out in two to three weeks to see if we need to do a blood test.
This journal is to show progress, to help me see the difference and not give up on this guy.
Bold Alphie was once a race horse. Now he looks like a guy that's been thrown away. I want Bold Alphie back.
Any tips and ideas would be awesome! I would appreciate all help given.