Originally Posted by Saddlebag
You're sure she's 15 and not 25? I base this question on the dip in her back. She looks like my gelding did at 28.
This is her yesterday! Two months into her "rehab".... I did get to check her teeth and she is between 25 and 30, so we're saying about 27yrs old. Still can't beat a kid safe horse for $100 buck! (Altho my mother in law paid $100 herself, so $200 all together). She's old, but she's worth it. My niece has always wanted to ride but was always scared of the horse. Cricket has changed that! My niece is riding every weekend now! She is loosing her fear and gaining confidence bc of this horse! My son, who is two also asks to get on her, AND I let him sit there while I lead, bc she is just so calm!
AND the best part is that when she finally leaves this world, she will leave a family that loves her unconditionally, gave us a great gift of sharing our love of horses with the kids, AND she will die of OLD AGE NOT STARVATION!
We DO have a problem that has come up! I was brushing her, and trying to remove the last scabs of rain rot, but HUGE HUGE patches were coming out. It seemed like she was shedding her winter coat, until I put my fingers in to feel for a scab, then gave the hair a tug and came out with a HUGE handful of hair! She had two bald spots, I assumed where maybe bite marks, but the hair just kept coming out when I pulled! I finally looked really close to see why it was coming out when there was NO SCABS! OMG!!! She has lice!!! BLAH! I dosed them with all the mtg I had left. I don't think it'll help lice at all, but it's all I had that had a chance of working, and so I put it on,, mostly to make myslef feel like I was trying.... I'm sure it's the biting body type. But She may have them in her mane. IDK! I'm buying some shampoo tomorrow morning AND powder AND shaving her winter coat off (only bc everyone else is already shedding out)... I'm only going to shave to about summer coat length. But OMG she looks so bad! She had HUGE bald patched on her back! I'm scared it will be completely bald when I shampoo it tomorrow! I'm buying sunscreen for her too. Feel so bad that we didnt know about them! Maybe she just got them, idk... all the other horses seem clear. So I'm going to assume it's bc she's old and not in great health. But I'm powdering EVERYBODY anyway... Oh, this poor girl. I just want her 100% so she doesnt have to suffer anymore and enjoy her golden years!