He looks like a skeleton. You can see all of his ribs and the top of his ribcage and hips are sticking out. He lost all of his muscle so his back is sunken in, and even his face bones stick out. I rode him for 20 minutes just to see what he remembered, even though I really didn't want to- he just looked too sad. He doesn't bend, flex or really respond to anything. Walking in from his field, he was afraid of everything- even me, and was terrified of walking into the barn. He was unresponsive to my leg and any aids I used while riding. He used to be cuddly and now he just has a dull look in his eye and puts his ears back when you brush him.
I'm so upset because I would've bought this horse if my dad hadn't lost his job. He looks so different and isn't the same horse. While his owner was dissapointed that they didn't want him, I'm glad he came back if this is how they would've treated him. I can't believe how much has changed in just 3 weeks :'(