So I picked up a rescue last week. She is 15yrs old about 14.1 hands. The first picture is what was advertised. A picture from the summer. The second picture is what I actually brought home. I hated to ride a horse so skinny, but I couldnt save her unless she was broken for kids. Besides not standing still straight off the bat, she rode around without objection in only a lead rope and halter. She did want to drop her head and eat, but I cant blame her! And what a perfect lady she was. I loaded her straight on the trailer and brought her home. My mother in law went half on her and we didnt have to pay much. Not even half of what they had originally asked for. So we brought her home with us where she has access to grass (not spring yet, but there is grass, even though it doesnt have much nutrition wise), grain,and 24/7 access to hay! It's been a little over a week, but she has already gained 50lbs! YAY! I wormed her when she got off the trailer, but her teeth were in good shape. She had a farrier appt and my farrier said it was nothing bad, just poor maintenance. She was left in a field and forgotten. She has so much to give! I dont get it! But I will update as she progresses more! And after she isnt so bony, I'm going to start exercising her to build some muscle.
Angels are people who can see and feel the pain in all creatures... -myself