This is my new horse, Nikki.
I saw her being ridden at the Equestrian Special Olympics in Minnesota yesterday and I managed to get ahold of the owner, who offered to sell her to me as soon as I expressed an interest, because she knew the sale would include a full retirement into a heated barn for Nikki.
I have some experience in rehabilitating rescued horses as well as helping older horses and hard keepers gain weight, but this will be a step up for me. However, I'm sure I can make Nikki healthier and more comfortable than she is.
I know that ALOT needs to be done... Teeth, chiro, mystery ailment in her ear, x-rays on her fetlock, worming... And of course, some serious weight gain. I already have several supplements in mind, and I'll discuss those with my vet.
One thing I am really not sure about:
I was told to make sure to use a really mild wormer for the first couple times, but I wasn't told WHICH wormer to use, and I don't know if she's been wormed regularily. Any suggestions in that department?