As some of you remember, I adopted a horse from a facility where vaccines are tested. This is the original picture I was supplied with. I think she must be a year-and-a-half here, so its somewhere round June/July 2011.
She arrived home in December 2011. And I got a big fright when she stepped off the truck, she was in poor condition, wild and terrified. She turned 2 years old on Christmas day.
She was immediately quite smitten with her new surroundings and friends.
It took several days before I could touch her. She didn't like it one bit. She would twitch her skin whenever I got near.
A week or so later, she allowed herself to be haltered and led around. She was from the beginning a very sweet girl. Here you can see the condition she was in.
Six months later: June 2012.
She had gained some weight, but had plateau-ed, and wasn't thriving health-wise. Emotionally she was thriving however, she became a happy, kind, gentle horse, who never as much as pulled a Mare Glare (to this day).
We adjusted her feed etc, but soon found out the problem was a bit bigger than that.
To be continued...