My name is Anna, i'm 26 and I live in Vladivostok, Far East of Russia.
I own a horse, 15-year old stallion. He is not rideable, but I still love him.
Last winter in our city strange pony has appeared.
Obviously, he is disabled, probably from his birth. And he can't work.
I've tried to bought him, but the owner asked to much money and I couldn't afford it... =(
Couple of months ago I found this pony in a city park. He was ridden by kids for money
He walked harder than ever before.
He was injured (it looks like bitten by a horse).
In your place I guess somebody would call in humane organization or somewhere else. But here we don't have this kind of organization, and police doesn't work with such cases =( If you want to help abused animals here, go and help yourself. (I own now a cat, two kittens - one is bitten by dog (broken leg), another is bitten by "human" (broken jaw), and one dog, and I try to find new families for them myself)
So I've bought it for my own money (it cost 500$ then). And now... I don't know what to do.
We don't have good horse vets and professional farriers here, horse clinics or something like this. I know it sounds strange, but it's true.
So I've decided to ask for help. I want this pony stayed alive and was happy. So I'm looking for some proffessionals who can help me with this pony. Some online cosultation or something like that? I agree to work with this pony (I'll send his blood for blood test in a couple of weeks to laboratory that works with equine's blood and it doesn't matter for me that the closest lab in Russia is 5000 miles away from us. If x-rays are needed, I guess it will be possible in a dog's clinic), I'll find money for it's treatment, but I need somebody who knows what to do.
So, if you know somebody who can help PLEASE let me know.
Any contacts, links etc. apreciated.
Pony 1st of July 2011 pictures by AnnaVolokho - Photobucket
He is not beautiful, he is sick, now he is very agressive with people, but he wants to live very much
P.S.: sorry about my English, I don't I know it well.
So if I wrote something incomprehensible feel free to ask.