Our Emaciated gray TB...before and after

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    10-22-2010, 12:21 PM
Our Emaciated gray TB...before and after

We bought a gray 5 yr. Old OTTB 8 months ago....

He came to us looking like this:

What you can't see in the pics is that his hair coat was short, dull and scratchy like a brillo pad. He was covered in sores, lesions and huge bites all over his body. He was lifeless....as you can see in the pic.

Well, after 8 months, he now looks like this:

And I must say that despite my reservations about wanting to own an off track Thoroughbred, I am SO glad we bought him. I've heard the stories, the tales of horror about TBs, and I'm sure alot of them are true. I believe this breed IS high strung and tempramental......in general.

But our boy, we called him Beauseant, Beau for short.....But our Beau is such a sweet, funny, kind and gentle horse he is a true pleasure to be around.

TBs are such smart horses, and they bond so quickly...if given a reason to. Our Beau hates to be alone at night, daytime is ok, but he is just as happy to be in a barn alone with his human family as with his herd.

TBs remind me of Rottweilers.....known to be fierce sometime, but very very loyal.

I am so glad we took the chance and bought Beau.
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    10-22-2010, 12:28 PM
He looks great :)
    10-22-2010, 01:25 PM
Wow, the TLC you've put in is obvious. He looks like a different horse in his physique, and his aura is just glowing! You have done such a great thing!
    10-22-2010, 01:46 PM
I love before and after's and Beau definitely looks great! Nice job!
    10-22-2010, 01:48 PM
Green Broke
He is quite the studdly horse now!
    10-23-2010, 12:58 AM
Thank you all SO much for your kind words. They are deeply appreciated.
    11-17-2010, 09:22 PM
He looks great now!
    11-17-2010, 09:45 PM
He looks great! How'd you do that?? I've had my OTTB for 3 years and still can't get him looking that good. Great description of your TB's personality. Now you're know the real truth about TB's. They're so loyal and fantastic.
    11-17-2010, 10:33 PM
My reaction was total awe!!! You should be VERY VERY proud that you brought him around the way you did.. he looks like a different horse!! And I'm sure he feels like one too!
    11-18-2010, 07:18 AM
God bless you!

I am so torn, I would love to get an OTTB...but for reasons you mention, I am afraid to.

Beau is beautiful, you did a great job!

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