03-03-2014, 01:37 AM
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The big bay is now 24 years old - any chance of muscle has long gone. All three are wormed regularly now - they probably were not wormed for 20 years so any intestinal damage cannot be undone - all three were also overworked for many years so they are old before their time.
Their story is a bit of a sad one - all three were owned by someone who basically used them as you would a car - they pulled a cart for many miles every day , when they were not being worked they were tied to a wall , they never saw a vet for treatments needed, were never wormed or had their teeth looked at nor did they get to spend any time in a grass paddock. Eventually their owner did something really bad to another horse and they were removed from him by the police - he now has prison time as a result - . We paid a visit to the sanctuary that the police gave them to and decided that as we have the space the three could spend the rest of their days being retired horses at grass.
Ajtony had recently had a visit by the vet to look at his teeth - the news is sadly not good - the pulp cavity in his molars is not holding up and at the moment he now has two gaping holes where teeth should be - he is still eating OK but his teeth will be causing him pain, a sanctuary vet is due to visit to look at him for a second opinion