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post #1 of 20 Old 10-08-2011, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Angry Rescued a horse.. what do you think he is?

This is Cherokee.. down the road there was a lady that put a sign on the road that said 2 horses for sale. They are horrible, this was the worse of the 2. The other was scared of the owner she showed me him and he went to the back of the stall and when she walked away he came up to me and put his head over my shoulder kind of like he was saying, "Save me." He was walking in nothing but horse feces. There was so much he had dug a trench from walking and it was at least 3 feet deep. We are going back for him when we have the room hopefully in another week.
Cherokee on the other hand was outside, we were told he is a pure paint, but we were also told his feet were done a month ago and they obviously were not.
We are thinking maybe paint x arabian or paint x TWH.
We were also told that he was 2 years old.. we think he is a year.

What do you think?

First picture is in their "pen" and 2nd is ours. The 3rd is his hooves.


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post #2 of 20 Old 10-08-2011, 09:11 PM
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I think he's got a pretty head and I would believe it that he's all Paint. And, as far as his feet being done a month ago...maybe a month of Sundays ago.... Yikes!
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post #3 of 20 Old 10-08-2011, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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I actually fell in love with him because of his head (: Thank you much (:
And yeah his feet are absolutley horrible. We have our farrier coming out to do the rest of our horses on sat of this coming week and he said he would do him as well. I don't know how they are not hurting him to the point that he wants to lay down.
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post #4 of 20 Old 10-08-2011, 09:25 PM
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Good on you for taking him in. I also think he is all paint
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post #5 of 20 Old 10-08-2011, 09:28 PM
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Wow he's a cutie! I'd agree and say he's a paint, his head does look like it could have a little arabian in it though...hmmm. But it makes me so happy to hear stories like these. I love rescues.
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post #6 of 20 Old 10-08-2011, 09:29 PM
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You'd be surpized how much pain horses will put up with. Horses are a prey animal, they are much easier to prey on while laying down. Horses will do their best to stay up right an to hide their pain as it is seen as a weakness in the wild. Iv seen much much worse feet an the horse still tried to walk around.
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Yeah:/ its just depressing because they knew about this. They had 4 horses all together and the 2 they were keeping were fine, they had good weight and their hooves were nice. But the 2 stallions she was selling were the exact opposite.
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post #8 of 20 Old 10-08-2011, 09:37 PM
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I'd be concerned about their health then. Just as a precaution, many people let certain horses "go" because they have issues they simply do not want to deal with
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post #9 of 20 Old 10-08-2011, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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Hmm.. Ill see if I can get him into the vets office. We were worried too because he is a stallion and they said he is 2 but he hasn't dropped yet. There is nothing there at all and I thought they came in at like a year.. I wasn't sure though because i've only ever had minis until a week ago. Could this be a problem as well?
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If he's a stallion and hasn't dropped, and is 2, he might be a cryptorchid, meaning the testes are retained up in the abdomen. That is a condition that requires a more expensive surgery than the routine gelding after the testicles have dropped. It's really a catch 22 - they act like stallions because all the hormones are there, but they probably won't be fertile and shouldn't be used as studs because the condition is hereditary and shouldn't be passed on. Good luck - I hope you find that he's either younger than 2 or already gelded!
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