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        12-20-2011, 04:06 AM
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    This is a blue roan gelding that I rode this summer. A previous owner had put a halter on him as a yearling and didn't catch the horse again until it was a two year old. This horse was well put together and had a nice disposition but he'll never get to his full potential because someone thought it would be okay to leave the halter on.

    If I get a little heated about this topic I'm sorry but this isn't the first time I've seen this happen.
    Ohh poor boy this happened to my miniature who to this day has dents from a foal halter being left on before we rescued her.

    Is that just me or are that geldings front legs hobbled? Just wondering why is all.. I've never understood tying legs together/hobbling etc
         
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        12-20-2011, 04:26 AM
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    Where I board, only those difficult to catch wear a halter. Not my gelding, though. :)
         
        12-20-2011, 10:51 PM
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    Ohh poor boy this happened to my miniature who to this day has dents from a foal halter being left on before we rescued her.

    Is that just me or are that geldings front legs hobbled? Just wondering why is all.. I've never understood tying legs together/hobbling etc
    I wanted to keep him close to my camp but still allow him to graze.
         
        12-21-2011, 05:17 AM
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    I wanted to keep him close to my camp but still allow him to graze.
    Ahh right, that makes sense (:

    Had he not had the halter off for long before that photo was taken? Or was it bad enough to take a long time to heal? I can't believe people actually leave halters on growing horses especially.. Makes me want to bash my head against walls.
         
        12-21-2011, 05:57 AM
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    Mine all come when called so I've never left halters on. My school ponies all wear theres as it makes it easier to catch them for lessons. I've never had a problem with them but a friend who left his horses hater on and it got caught on a tree branch and cut his face quite badly.
         
        12-21-2011, 08:41 PM
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    Ahh right, that makes sense (:

    Had he not had the halter off for long before that photo was taken? Or was it bad enough to take a long time to heal? I can't believe people actually leave halters on growing horses especially.. Makes me want to bash my head against walls.
    Unless his current owner gets him reconstuctive surgery the hole will never heal. The halter had been off for at least a year.
         
        12-22-2011, 03:06 AM
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    Unless his current owner gets him reconstuctive surgery the hole will never heal. The halter had been off for at least a year.
    Oh wow that is horrible :( it'll be a very painful reminder though won't it
         

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