I did not have any intentions of doing much in the way of horse rescue when I started looking to get a couple of horses in the pasture. I had every intention of getting a couple of good trail rated horses that me and the family could enjoy.
That being said we have just collected 2 more rescues this past Saturday that were in a bad way. Cricket is a 10 yr old registered paint qh and ButterScotch is a Palomino mini age unknown at this time. BS may have been bred by the even smaller mini stud that was in the pen with them and 2 other horses. I am expecting a call anytime now to get the other 2 full grown horses.
I hesitated responding to the call as long as possible hoping someone else better suited would step up, but it never happened. I couldn't walk away with a clear conscious after looking at them. It truly pissed me off when people wait til this point to decide to find homes or give them away. The animal control had been out there regularly and made them get all of the horses UTD on shots and coggins which cost upwards of $700. This was the straw that pushed them into getting rid of these two.
We are going to take it even slower than we did getting Jems back to weight, although she wasn't to this point YET when she came over to our pasture.
Here is Jems before and after photos.
Wish me luck on this recovery for the paint mare,Cricket.. We think we have found a home for the mini,who really isn't all that bad to the eye, and are waiting for them to decide if she is right for their pasture.