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post #1 of 50 Old 04-02-2011, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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Our new "fugly" rescue

I think that this is officially the ugliest horse that I've seen. He is a cute little thing but he's very ugly.

He is named Puiu, around 15-20 years old. He was rescued/bought today. Someone saw him tied somewhere and wanted to rescue him because he was obviously thin and not well cared for. So after a discussion with his owner the horse was bought for 170 dollars.

Puiu seems to be a nice horse, he was used for pulling carts so he has a harness wound on his croup. Besides this his hooves don't look to great and he is infested with tics. But he will be ok soon with proper care and nutrition.

Here he is left to graze on some land. As you can see the grass doesn't seem to be very nutritional.
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He is tied with a piece of chain around his neck and with some cable.
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This is his ugly self
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His former owner trying to load him in the trailer.
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After the arrival at the shelter.
You can see how small he is, I'm 5'5'' so you can see he is very small. I think around 12 hh and he is a horse. I'm sure that he is not a pony because ponies are not very common around here.
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Trying to make him look prettier.
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post #2 of 50 Old 04-02-2011, 05:42 PM
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I am glad that you rescued him. I bet he turns into a handsome fellow. Keep us posted on his progress.

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post #3 of 50 Old 04-02-2011, 05:42 PM
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Poor baby! I'm glad he is in a good home now!

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post #4 of 50 Old 04-02-2011, 05:44 PM
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Thank goodness you're taking care of him. I actually think he will be cute when he fills in. You should update this thread with pictures of him when he improves.
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poor guy :( if he is 12hh he is a pony. He's not ugly , he is just badly treated :)
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post #6 of 50 Old 04-02-2011, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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poor guy :( if he is 12hh he is a pony. He's not ugly , he is just badly treated :)
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If you judge on his height yes, he's a pony. But I was referring that he is not a pony breed (like a Shetland, Fell pony etc) . His dam and sire were horses for sure, not ponies. So he is that small because he hasn't been fed appropriately when he was young. I've seen a lot of cases like this. The cart horses around here tend to be small in size (not really like him though) because they fail to feed them enough when they are young and they start them very soon too (at around 2 years of age they pull carts).

Edit: And I will surely update this thread to let you all see his progress. The vet will see him tomorrow and hopefully the farrier will trim his feet on Monday.

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He certinaly needs alot of TLC! I think it's the roman nose that makes him look ugly. The rest might go away with more weight. His back is rather long though, however the rest of his build is quite nice & solid.
My guess is that he is some sort of grade. Probably pony with some draft (just noticing his thick, harry legs & the nose).

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post #8 of 50 Old 04-02-2011, 06:30 PM
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I think he is a little cutie who just wants some love. I bet he will look gorgeous once the better care takes effect. He's lucky to have you now

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Thank goodness you're taking care of him. I actually think he will be cute when he fills in. You should update this thread with pictures of him when he improves.

My thoughts exactly!
Poor fellow.... thank you for taking him in and giving him a better life.

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post #10 of 50 Old 04-02-2011, 10:01 PM
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Awww...he looks like quite the sweet little horse...

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