Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: foothills of Virginia
The worse off one I ever had started off as supposedly someone boarding their horse with me. She worked with my hubby and asked him if he would board a horse, and gave us this long sob story about supporting her son all alone, and all this, so we were only gonna charge her for feed, and let her temporarily board while she got her financial ducks together. She showed up in the middle of the nite, my hubby helped take the horse off the trailer (I was in bed) and the next morning the worse OTTB bag of bones in a blanket I had EVER seen was quivering in my round pen. The 'owner' did not leave money or feed, and didn't even show back up for over a month, and then had one bag of feed with her. I cussed her out, I couldn't help it, and she expressed frustration over what to do, and I told her I would nurse the horse back to health but she had to turn her over (I wasn't gonna invest in saving the horse only to let it go back to an obviously irresponsible owner.) She agreed, and I had a horse in even worse shape than the one pictured in the OP. I tried for 5 months to get weight on her, and I did but slowly. I work with USERL, and eventually got them to take her in and she was immediately adopted by the lady that had the rehab barn and I recently got pics from one of the barn workers, the horse is SO fat and shiny I cried like a baby to see the pics of her. I was so afraid I was gonna bury her, I thought she was too far gone, and she is livin it up at the Horsey Hilton, a spoiled and pampered princess now, God bless her. I can't post pics of her, but I could literally see EVERY bone in her spine, and that was thru the rain rot. It was BAD. My hubby said I went white faced when I saw her, I was so mad. But her story is having the happiest of endings. I live for that now.
Know thyself, know thy horse.
Last edited by DarkChylde; 12-05-2008 at 06:53 AM.