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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
Yeah, I'm really worried about how she's looking. The angle of her legs aren't good at all, and her hips looks strange to me. I don't see her as anything more than a light trail horse or something, which is bad news for her. With as many thoroughbreds as we have circulating around needing homes that are healthy and strong, chances for the weaklings are slim on finding homes. And I doubt that we could permanently take on a ill built horse with iffy legs.
She's already on a good wormer and although she had some at the beginning (from her mothers milk, I'm sure. Sierra was infested with worms when we got her.) she is worm free now and being wormed monthly ^^
I'll see how she does on just the free choice hay and omleen 300, and if we feel like she needs something else, we'll explore BP or possibly rice bran as she gets older. We were feeding that to one of the other TBs and my personally trained OTTB and they did well on it.
Like I said, I don't 100% trust the vet, so I'll be going off of our BO and your advice whenever I can, and when our farm vet comes out in early march for health checks we'll probably just pay for him to check her as well.
Cowgirl88- our BO does all of our farrier work except with those that are shoed and those needing corrective training since we have 52 horses at the moment. But I'll see if either of those farriers can give me some information and advice ^^
PaintedPastures- She's beautiful. Sorry to hear she had a rough start. I'm really scared for little Kenzie because she's so thin and weak looking. She looks NOTHING like any other 3 month old foal that I've seen. The colt that came from the same breeder as her came to us at about 3 month old, but he was vastly different. Muscular, high energy, thick, and HUGE. I realize that he was big for a 3 month old since his sire and his dam are tall, but he was almost twice as her and actually looked healthy. She just looks terrible.
I really do hope that I can get her on her feet and give her a shot at life though. The poor little thing sure deserves it.
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