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post #631 of 969 Old 05-06-2013, 07:40 PM
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With my better paychecks coming in next week, I'd so LOVE to take her. It's just too bad I'm another 400+ miles north from where Fayde is.. :/

She's such a sweet, innocent (seemingly, I'm sure she's really a brat, lol) looking girl and she deserves the best. I know if you had the money you'd give her the best, Endiku.

From what I've read, neither the rescue nor the BO that adopted Kenzie has interest in what's best for her..and it hurts me. I'm not even sure HOW someone could want their horse somewhere where it is knowingly in danger, not to mention not realizing a starved, malnourished filly could eat the same as their full-grown, healthy horses. I think the problem is the fact that Kenzie was rescued through this rescue and not outright by a person.
If my mare (who I fell for the moment I saw her two months ago) were in danger where she was, she'd be moved asap, even if I was left with no food to eat myself. And if that didn't work, she'd be given to a friend or my old BO on a free lease or sale to keep her safe.

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post #632 of 969 Old 05-06-2013, 07:49 PM
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Both of you have fought way to hard to go down this way. There is going to be a happy ending to this story. I just know it.

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post #633 of 969 Old 05-06-2013, 09:52 PM
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I agree -- the money was meant to help Kenzie, so it should stay with Kenzie unless some folks would rather have it back. Might I suggest that if anyone wants their money returned they should/could PM Faydesmom before a given deadline. Anyone that wants the money to stay with Kenzie doesn't need to PM.

Sound reasonable?
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post #634 of 969 Old 05-06-2013, 10:11 PM
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Alright guys...red, black, hunter green, or blue rope halter for Kenzie? ^_^ Kind of ugly colors. I was hoping for pink, purple, lime green...something like that, but TSC only has four colors and I need something fairly cheap since she'll (hopefully) outgrow it pretty quickly.
Go to Lowes, Agent Orange, Fred Meyer, Wally World or somewhere similar and find a color of double-braided poly rope you like and tie your own. It's like 10 bucks and is enough to make 4 halters. Thicker rope is less sever, thinner rope is more "bite-y". Just don't get the "plastic-y" poly rope, that stuff sucks.

I have a diagram for tying one with a fancy knot on the tie loop I can send you. In fact, I just found some purple rope I had put away and I'm tying a new one for Fayde tonight...well, maybe tomorrow, I'm about to fall asleep in my chair.
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post #635 of 969 Old 05-06-2013, 10:21 PM
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I agree -- the money was meant to help Kenzie, so it should stay with Kenzie unless some folks would rather have it back. Might I suggest that if anyone wants their money returned they should/could PM Faydesmom before a given deadline. Anyone that wants the money to stay with Kenzie doesn't need to PM.

Sound reasonable?

That's pretty much what I was going to suggest. However, I was going to ask for a PM from all who donated.

You see, there are 14 names on the list of receipts on my PayPal account. However, they are real world names. I only know who's who for a few folks here on the forum, and I need help to make sure I don't mess this up!

I was hoping I could ask for everybody who donated to PM me with your real name, the amount sent, and instructions to use the "issue a refund" option through PayPay, or send it on to Endiku for Kenzie's current needs.

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post #636 of 969 Old 05-06-2013, 11:04 PM
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Sent you a PM Faydes :)
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post #637 of 969 Old 05-06-2013, 11:14 PM
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I would love that diagram for the halter Faydes. pretty please.
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Sereno, you are very kind. I know that this will all work out in the end and I'm not even close to giving up on her, I just need to get more creative I guess xD No matter what happened, I'm going to do my best by her to keep her as safe as possible, and to give her the best chances of 'usability' in the future.

Fayde, great idea! I don't know why I didn't think of that. The grey cord that I got was from a gun show, and it was definitely not what I want to make another halter out of. I'll try going to Lows and find a nicer color. I'm voting neon, personally. What do you guys think? I'd love the diagram for making the halter too. I made my last one from ehow but half way through it just wasn't working so I improvised and sort of improved the other half. I'm surprised its held up as long as it has, honestly!

Iseul- it doesn't make any sense to me either :/ the farm by no means abuses their animals, but they still have a lot to learn (as do I) about nutrition, rehabilitation, etc. Kenzie is a special little gal, and I just couldn't let her go on with just mediocre feed and health care. She's been through so much, and deserves more than that.

Though...I think she'd eat just about anything. If there is anything she's not, its a picky eater. Which is actually a bad thing in some regards. I have to be really careful about what is in the hay I give her because while Sour will eat around twigs, icky hay that I accidently miss, or burrs, Kenzie will just eat it and not miss a single piece. Poor thing. Miraculously though, I've never had a single problem with her being pushy at feeding time. If anything she's very nervous about eating, even around me. If I make a 'dominant' gesture towards her accidently, she'll jump back and away from the feed like she did something wrong. It makes me feel aweful!

She's such a love, though, as long as I don't have a halter in my hand. Today I was sitting with her studying for my Algebra 2 final and she laid down beside me to take a nap. Sweetest thing ever <3 if I have that halter though, she's immediately Miss evasive. I think she associates haltering with ear doctoring or goop treatments still, poor thing, so we've been doing lots of grooming, itchy scratching, and hand grazing on the lead line to try to counteract those bad associations. It isn't working yet, but I'm sure that in time she'll realize the halter can be a good thing. I need to start the long road to desensitizing her to me touching her face, poll, and eventually ears again too. Oh boy... its one thing to do that with a 34" 225 lb mini. Another to do it with a 12.2+ hh 400 lb thoroughbred!

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post #639 of 969 Old 05-06-2013, 11:48 PM
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I would love that diagram for the halter Faydes. pretty please.
Since I just did a copy-paste thing into a Word document, it's probably better if I just link to the page I got it from:

Rope Halter with Fiador Knot

Top one is the fancy knot one that I use, I haven't tried the bottom method. The knot really is much easier than it looks, just remember to "work" the knot tight instead of just pulling on things. Pulling on things indiscriminately will cause messy results.
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post #640 of 969 Old 05-07-2013, 05:11 PM
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OMG, I am sorry to read this post. Kenzie should do fine without her ear and hearing on that side IF, in fact, the ear falls off and she is deaf. I remember seeing a photograph of a gorgeous Palomino cutting horse whose ears were frozen when he foaled outside. He was quite successful, so don't give up hope on your gal! Please keep us posted on her progress.

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