Thanks for all of the compliments! Thought I would explain a few things a little more. Her previous owner had two pens, one for each horse and one feeding stall that was accessible to both horses. Unfortunately the one horse would boss the other horse around and not let it touch the feed. When I looked at her the first time she had a large sore on her right hind ankle from where the horse had kicked her through the gate. That was the first sore that needed mending. I as well don't understand why they were unable to create a better feeding situation for this horse.
The second sore, the one you can see on her back is a large bite that she recieved from one of our other horses when she was introduced to the fold. We kept her in a seperate pen for about 10 days to allow her to fatten up a bit and once we let her out with the other horses they began to establish their own pecking order and as a result she was bit (it was a very large bite actually! The mark is three to four inches across.) The horse that bit her was quickly put into his own seperate pen for a week and has now learned to settle down and respect the other horses. In fact he has now become the lowest one on the totem pole. The sore underneath the girth was my fault, each of my saddles all have 34" girths and as I have been fitting it to this horse I have quickly realized that she would benefit more from a 30" hence my local supply store has a 30" Professionals Choice cinch that should be arriving today or tommorow.
Last edited by Toymanator; 08-05-2009 at 11:33 AM.