Rescue Horse - Chance - The Horse Forum
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By Aesthetic
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 05-19-2013, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 869
• Horses: 2
Rescue Horse - Chance

I thought I would share my rescue story of Chance.

Well, my . . Ex. . And I were up at an auction one night looking to buy some tack, and to see the prices of the horses going through. One of the first little horses was a bay stud colt. He was terribly frightened, underweight, and he was missing an eye. He had scars over his head and on his neck and chest, and he was a mess. He didn't sell. Not even for $10. My ex and I went went out back to the owner and told him we would take the horse off his hands and give him a good home. The guy was obviously very hot headed, rude and seemed on the aggressive side. He refused to give him to us and said he would take measly $40 for him. So guess what we did. We paid him $40.
I went out back afterwards and grabbed a rope halter we had left in the truck and went to go see if I could halter him.
Definitely not that easy. I spent two or three hours trying to get the horse to let him even tough him. I could literally only approach him on his blind side. I would touch his ribs and pet his back, pet his shoulders, than he would spin away and smack himself into the fence. Finally, I was able to slip a halter over his nose and catch him. Once I got the halter on him and began to pet his face, I took a better look at his eye. It wasn't missing, pieces were there. And the bone above his eye was definitely broke. The guy said the horse hurt his eye when he was a yearling and he was supposedly three.
No, the wound was fairly fresh. It was still watery.

Currently my ex has all the pictures of his eye and what not when we got him. I am trying to get him to unblock me on facebook, but here are the pictures I have of him NOW

He has turned out to be a bay roan. He is fat, not even saddle broke lol (I broke my foot saddle breaking him when he fell on me)




Here he is a few weeks after we got him.






He was gelded and turned out to be three, good. The vet said the eye wound was fresh and indeed trauma. It had been busted by force. The wounds on his head were induced by trauma and so was his extreme headshy.

He is now a fat happy boy (: Sadly though, my ex hasn't been paying for feed for these horses, so Chance, a stallion, two mares and two foals, are both being picked up by county. . . So my precious boy is being taken away. .
Aesthetic is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 05-19-2013, 03:36 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,957
• Horses: 0
He's lovely, you did a good job on him.

Shame he's being taken away, why don't you just get some feed for him?

Stop for a minute, open your mind, learn. You may not agree with what I say, I may not agree with what you say but we will both learn something new.
Maple is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 05-19-2013, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 869
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maple View Post
He's lovely, you did a good job on him.

Shame he's being taken away, why don't you just get some feed for him?
I'd love to feed him and everything, but very early into me and my ex's relationship, I had a falling out with his mother. So I am not allowed on her property because. . I'm not sure why.... Anyways. I am providing for a gelding, filly and a pregnant mare, I can't provide for six more horses. It wouldn't be fair to provide just for him and watch the two mares and two foals and stallion go hungry....I think seeing all of them go to county and get rescued, adopted, auctioned would be best. . . I'd love to take them, especially the stallion and the Gelding, but I can't :/ I may put them up on here to see if anyone could give them a lovely home.
Aesthetic is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 05-19-2013, 03:46 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,957
• Horses: 0
Aw, sorry I had missed they weren't somewhere you couldn't get to him.

Very sorry that it has to go that route. It's tough, but you can take from it that at least you brought him to where he is now which will hopefully enable him to find a good home.. rather than what I'm sure where he was heading before you managed to get your hands on him. You've given him a good chance at a good life. Well done :)

Stop for a minute, open your mind, learn. You may not agree with what I say, I may not agree with what you say but we will both learn something new.
Maple is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 05-19-2013, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 869
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maple View Post
Aw, sorry I had missed they weren't somewhere you couldn't get to him.

Very sorry that it has to go that route. It's tough, but you can take from it that at least you brought him to where he is now which will hopefully enable him to find a good home.. rather than what I'm sure where he was heading before you managed to get your hands on him. You've given him a good chance at a good life. Well done :)
Thank You!(: I'm currently going to put them up, If my ex says he doesn't care, as a rescue or adoption case in my area. There are two mares with foals, Chance, and the stud. I'll keep you updated on little Chance here.
Maple likes this.
Aesthetic is offline  
Reply

Tags
abuse , chance , gelding , rescue

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Taking a chance with Chance Deschutes Member Journals 10 01-11-2013 02:36 AM
FREAKIN HORSE TRADERS!! Poor Chance! :( thunderhooves Horse Talk 35 04-26-2010 05:30 PM
Chance and her Boyfriend! Plus chance western!! HorsesAreForever Horse Pictures 6 08-31-2008 10:54 PM
found something new about my new horse chance!! HorsesAreForever Horse Talk 11 03-18-2008 07:32 PM
New horse Chance! Critique! HorsesAreForever Horse Riding Critique 16 03-18-2008 07:15 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome