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        09-15-2009, 01:25 PM
    My rescue...

    These are pictures of my Arabian mare that I bought off a man for $75. He wasnt the one starving her, although he wasnt helping her either. He would toss out a bale of hay and it was a free for all with the horses. She kept getting pushed away and lived on grass and loafs of bread the man fed his horses with his grain. The story behind her being so small is that she was owned by a person who also owned cows. Apparently she had a habit of getting into the cows grain and so they put her on a dry lot while she was nursing a colt. Her mane is only a couple inches long because she had stuck her head through the fence to try and eat the grass on the other side. She is a strong old girl...She is 23 years old. Her eyes are bright and after getting her to the barn after 3 long days of waiting she is currently on hay while her belly adjusts to regular feeding. It took four hours of picking to get all the burrs from her tail and she stood patiently and quietly. I am excited to get her healthy and beautiful again. Its going to be a long slow road though..... I plan on posting updates on her progress....
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        09-15-2009, 01:57 PM
    Good for you for rescuing her!
    She looks like a real sweatheart. And excellent job on her tail. I couldn't believe the before and after.
        09-15-2009, 01:59 PM
    I'm so glad you got her! I can't wait to see her as she fills out.

    You really worked wonders with her tail, you must have endless patience... :)
        09-15-2009, 02:03 PM
    Bloody shoulder, awesome! I have never SEEN such burrs. Good JOB. Before I scrolled down I figured it was a lost cause. You worked magic.

    She's lucky to have you. I can't wait to watch her improve.
        09-15-2009, 02:05 PM
    Lol...i don't have patience...i kept wanting to shave it but Clare wouldn't let me...she is terribly sweet and trusting...which amazes me...If I was her I wouldnt trust a person to get near me...she gets a bath tomorrow and some stuff on her legs where the flies have ate her raw and farrier visit later this week...then in a couple weeks its a vet visit to go over our recovery plan, do some blood work and typical check over so that if someone sees her grazing they don't report the barn as neglecting her...
        09-15-2009, 02:39 PM
    She looks a lot like my daughter's mare (skinny wise) when she first got her. Even though we fed and wormed that mare like crazy, she didn't gain an ounce - until we finally convinced my son-in-law that the mare would not voluntarily wean the colt she was nursing (colt was 14 months old!!!). The mare is still too thin, but she's gaining weight relatively rapidly - if 75 pounds in a month is fairly rapidly...

    My mare had bailing wire braided into her tail. Literally braided. I think the previous owner's young daughter was trying to make Dancer "look pretty" and forgot to take the wire out. It was an unholy, solid matted mess - and full of garbage. It looked like it had been there for years. I spent hours trying to brush it out. One day she got it hung up on a tree branch and we had to resort to cutting the mat off just to get her free. Poor girl. I bet both Dancer and your Clare are glad to be able to swing their tails again!
        09-15-2009, 02:59 PM
    Clare is the barn While the horses registered name is Amon Flash Dancer.... I havent given her a barn name yet....I can't think of one I like and fits her...Im thinking Destiny or Adira (which means strength)
        09-15-2009, 04:12 PM
    Wow, you did an amazing job on the tail. My heart sank when I was the first picture.

    Can't wait to see updates.
    PS: I like Adira
        09-15-2009, 05:17 PM
    Adira is fitting...after all she's been through, she must be strong. :)
        09-15-2009, 09:10 PM
    Awe, poor girl!!!! I'm so glad you rescued her!!!

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