Originally Posted by cowgirllinda1952
She's so pretty, and I love the name. I also have a rescue mare, her name was Scully, yuck, so I renamed her Mystery, because it was such a mystery to me why someone would give me such a nice horse. Her progress has been much slower that Maisy's, probably because Mystery is in foal(not my doing), and the vet said, the foal is taking most of the nutrients. She was real wormy, so I've wormed her twice, once with Quest, then Zemectrin Gold, so she's finally lost her winter coat, and is shiny. I have her on Strategy, rice bran, and Magic Cell, which is similar to Red Cell. You're working wonders with her. And I'm so glad your daughter is going to be using her.
Pregnant mares or mares with a foal at their side are ALWAYS difficult to rehab. I had a mare come to me with a 3 month old foal and it was a horrible battle trying to put enough weight on her to sustain them both.
I can't take all the credit for how well Maisy has done. A lot of it is just her sheer will to keep fighting. When we first met, I was very concerned that euthanization was the kindest thing for her, but she showed us all that she was ready for a second chance!
My daughter has now had two very short rides on Maisy and they are amazing together. We only let her ride in the round pen right now for 10 minute intervals to get them used to each other. Maisy is very patient and forgiving of Ana's beginner ways. All in all, it is a really perfect situation for the both of them. =)