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        04-15-2013, 10:07 PM
    You've done an awesome job considering you were thrown right into the deep end of the pool with this little girl. Everything you've learned from Kenzie will help the next rescue you do. And once we get settled in and started on a regular work schedule she'll come around just fine. That's a big thing with babies, consistency.

    As far as the SWAT, if it becomes too big of a fight to get it on, it may not be worth it right now. If she still has mane and forelock to shake for flies, unless they just overwhelm her, it may be better to wait a bit until it's a bit less sensitive.
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        04-15-2013, 10:10 PM
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    Yeah. Hopefully once we stop having to hurt her she'll settle right down into being a proper member of society. I'm having a hard time finding that fine line between knowing when to reprimind her for being stupid and backing off because she's afraid. I'm sure I'm not helping at all, because of that. You're right though. I should be very happy that she feels like acting the way she does. That girl has some energy! A part of the reason she didn't want to be be caught, I'm sure, is that she was turned back out into the pasture today instead of just having to stand around in her run-in all day. I wouldn't want to go back in there either.

    I can tell that she still WANTS to be friends though, which is nice. She would turn around and walk away from me if I tried to put my arm around her neck to halter her, but if I stopped and just let things be, she would turn around after a step or two, stare at me for a minute, then take a few steps to sniff my arm or my hand. You can tell that she wants to trust me, but she also knows that most of the time when she's caught, it means that she's going to be doctored again. Once all of this is over though, I anticipate that she's going to be very much a submissive, 'look to the leader' type that needs someone dominant to tell her what to do. TOTALLY opposite of Sour. The entire time that I spent trying to catch her, she was watching my body language (which stinks, because I'm sure my body language was confusing at times) and was wary, but she never backed up at me or pinned her ears like she was trying to warn me away. So I know she isn't meaning to be bad, she just really doesn't want any more pain! (and who would?)
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        04-15-2013, 10:23 PM
    Zorro would get cranky when I put Swat on him when he had the funky allergy/sweet itch stuff going on last summer. But I used it on other horses and it didn't bother them, not sure...
    Either way both Zorro and hubby was upset I put bright pink Swat on the manly man horse....tee he!
    The pink does fade to white in the sun though.

    Kenzie is looking good! She has slicked out and has some weight on her, good job! And I think her ear looks good despite it being sensitive and hard to clean!
        04-15-2013, 10:30 PM
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    Ahahaha, poor Zorro! He can totally pull off that pink though. He's one good looking boy.

    I'm so relieved to see that her summer coat is actually pretty nice. I was worried that with her condition, it would be crummy looking, but she has quite the nice, glossy brown coat under there! She still has some fuzz on her belly, but that's pretty much it.

    I'll be glad when she's up to ideal weight too, which isn't horribly far off any more. She's getting so many calories right now that I think she's driving herself nuts. I've been really careful to keep her sugar intake low, but theres only so much you can do when a yearling is on part time stall rest and is taking in 4 lbs of grain plus alfalfa, timothy, and coat/skin/hoof suppliments xD
        04-16-2013, 07:35 AM
    Originally Posted by Palomine    
    Pony found with slice wounds and ear cut off in Kent - Horse & Hound From 2011

    Sad picture.

    Horse Killed In Stithians After Horrific Mutilation: Genitals Cut Off, Teeth Removed And Eye Slashed This from Jan '12.

    Both the above in UK...also found others in Europe within last two years.

    This is from US, and this year. Horse's face found mutilated after attack - FOX Carolina 21

    And this from county where I used to live, in 2011. Humane Society offers reward for information in Clarke County horse mutilation case |

    In searching for horse mutilations? I am finding a surprising amount of them I am afraid.

    Small world, I live in Clarke County and I know Jamestican. Have ridden some of his horses, he takes excellent care of them. I know the owner of the property he keeps them on as well and they put cameras up and caught the guy, he used a pitchfork and just stabbed over and over on one. It's so sad because these are awesome people and Jamestican still has trouble dealing with it.
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        04-16-2013, 08:40 AM
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    There are seriously sick people in this world >.>
        04-16-2013, 02:37 PM
    Wow. Finally got to read the whole thread! I am appalled with all the sick people in the world.. its unbelievable!!! Luckily I have not personally seen or heard too many bad incidents... I know of a horse who was given away as a pasture buddy and ended up in slaughter as he had 2 bad legs...
    I know a pony stallion whose eyes somebody poked out years ago.... nobody knows why - but he got a great home now, he has a wife and gets to be a daddy and follows around and sometimes kids ride him a bit..

    Endiku and FaydesMom and everyone else donating and helping, you are such great people, I would help if I could... but at least in my heart I am with you! Everything will be fine, and I really hope police finds who did it!

    I am also a sucker for animals who need help - I am seriously considering purchasing a one eyed horse... nobody else wants a 3 yr old half blind animal, I was told I would not be able to do much, he is worthless etc... but I say, he needs a good home and with time and patience we will rule the world, and so will Kenzie!!!!
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        04-16-2013, 02:53 PM
    Originally Posted by COWCHICK77    
    Zorro would get cranky when I put Swat on him when he had the funky allergy/sweet itch stuff going on last summer. But I used it on other horses and it didn't bother them, not sure...
    Either way both Zorro and hubby was upset I put bright pink Swat on the manly man horse....tee he!
    The pink does fade to white in the sun though.
    HOly Cow, it looks like he got into a fight with a cotton candy machine! LOL
        04-16-2013, 04:33 PM
    Green Broke
    A little pin the peppermint on the horsey, anyone?
        04-16-2013, 04:42 PM
    ^^I think he would thank you if you decided to play that!
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