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post #11 of 18 Old 09-22-2013, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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Wow, I love her color! Everyone else has given great info, and my dear boy is a rehabbed senior as well. I put my boy on this supplement, and at 18 he is jumping, playing, and doing dressage! Equine Joint - Hoof - Coat Pellets
Thank you for the advice! I'll check this out for sure. I try to keep my horses' diets as simple as possible without a lot of extra supplements until they need them, but I think she'd do well on a joint supplement for the long run.

She and my daughter have been invited to join a youth drill team for kids Ana's age (she's 5), and I definitely want to be sure I'm giving Maisy the chance to live a comfortable life as Ana's companion for the rest of her days.

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post #12 of 18 Old 09-22-2013, 05:04 PM
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Wow, Maisey looks absolutely fantastic! What a lucky girl to find you.

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post #13 of 18 Old 09-22-2013, 05:12 PM
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Wow! She looks great. What a transformation. She is a beautiful girl :)
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post #14 of 18 Old 09-23-2013, 07:56 AM
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So glad it is going well for all concerned. What a great way to introduce your daughter to a horse of her own.
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post #15 of 18 Old 09-23-2013, 09:44 AM
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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.
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post #16 of 18 Old 09-25-2013, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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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. =)
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October 5th update:
We had a little set-back with Maisy this week. We had a huge storm (yay for rain!) and it blew down a good bit of vines and limbs. Thankfully all the horses were fine, but Maisy caught her injured leg in a vine and strained it, so we've been treating the swelling. She is not lame at all on the leg, so that's good. I think mostly it just irritated the first injury.

After a month of treatment her leg has gone from festering to dry and without almost 80% proud flesh that was originally forming. I'm not sure how many pounds she's gained (wish I'd had a weight tape), but she's looking pretty amazing so far! So here's her October update pic!

Anyone want to take a shot at guessing how many pounds she's gained?

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post #18 of 18 Old 10-05-2013, 12:39 PM
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Wow, I'm sorry she strained herself but she looks great! You guys are doing such a great job, and I hope that she lasts a long time for your daughter ✨��✨
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