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post #11 of 20 Old 03-19-2013, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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It sure looks as if the hair has been rubbed away, and in the photo with the pedegree under it looks as if there is swelling.

I hope you both have lots of years together.

Will your horse go back to trotting under saddle?
Fortunately, he has trotted under saddle from day one! Where he is a narrow slab sided and long legged horse, he has a very bouncy trot that is difficult to ride. Very beautiful to watch though!
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post #12 of 20 Old 03-19-2013, 02:32 PM
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Good job on the rehab!!

All I can say is that if he raced five days before the first photos....SHAME ON THEM!! That horse is not race fit. He has serious wasting in the muscles on the haunch. That horse was underfed, regardless of the ulcer.

Good for you for giving him a better home.
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post #13 of 20 Old 03-19-2013, 02:39 PM
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You two look great together, he is one lucky boy!
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post #14 of 20 Old 03-19-2013, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! He has been a JOY to work with! He truly loves me, too! When I first met him (I got him sight unseen) on my front lawn, he pretty much THREW himself into my arms and I just held him. I think he knew he was going to be loved and cared for and was going to be happy and comfortable for the rest of his life

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post #15 of 20 Old 03-20-2013, 04:33 PM
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Great job on the recovery and care you gave him. Hope you have a long lasting companionship.

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post #16 of 20 Old 03-20-2013, 09:47 PM
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All I can say is that if he raced five days before the first photos....SHAME ON THEM!! That horse is not race fit. He has serious wasting in the muscles on the haunch. That horse was underfed, regardless of the ulcer.
...Or quite possibly overfed but badly, leading effectively to starvation alla same. Yeah, unfortunately a lot of race horses end up like this(or otherwise not 'race fit' in a variety of ways, because the money & prizes are the important thing, so they keep getting run until they fail.
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post #17 of 20 Old 03-20-2013, 09:51 PM
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Widow Maker hit the pay window when he got you as an owner!
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post #18 of 20 Old 03-20-2013, 09:55 PM
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Great pictures of before and after, and neat showing photos. Not often you get to see those. Great job on the feeding. It's really gross how some horses end up where they end up and in the bad shape you see them. So sad for him but happy he ended up in your hands. Great story.
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post #19 of 20 Old 03-20-2013, 10:11 PM
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Nice horse and good job and bringing him back to good weight.

I like his breeding. I love STBs, grew up and finished high school on the track. He has some very nice ancestors.

I used to have a lot of fun turning gelding into low level hunters. They were so nice to work with.
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post #20 of 20 Old 03-20-2013, 11:09 PM
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Very willing and seem to really enjoy to have their own human.
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