A friend took in a rescue horse the other day. (Picture below) She went to see this "free" horse for her son and found out quickly that the picture she saw in the online ad was nothing like what this horse really was. I can't imagine how awful he REALLY is under that winter coat. The vet needs to work on his teeth but when he came Wednesday, he refused to start work until after the first of the year because he isnt sure the horse is going to survive that long.
She wasnt looking for a starved rescue but she couldnt leave this horse where he was. The people didnt even have any water available to this guy! They said it was "hard" to bring water from the house to the barn. UGH.
My question is- he is on multiple small meals and slowly upping his feed amounts so he doesnt get sick.. but soon we will be adding a weight builder. There are a million out there.. What do you suggest???