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post #1 of 11 Old 09-10-2009, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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Please critique my new gelding!! =]

I got my new horse today!!

His story: His original owner was an older guy with a ranch. He had just started him on roping. And then he died. =( His wife wasn't a horse person, so didn't really know how to take care of the horses at all, so she gave them to some friends, the couple I got him from.
They never rode him, so he has just been standing in a corral for 4 years, doing nothing but eating and pooping. They didn't even have a turn out. The guy told me that he was just going to send him to his trainer for 30 days and then sell him for $1200, but he let me take him as is on $300.

He is a 12 year old, 16hh QH gelding. Registered, papers are somewhere with the family of the previous owner. I'm not too worried about it cause he is a gelding, but they are going to try to find them for me.. I love his color!! He has no white on him, but he has alot of black on his body, making him look sooty.

They brought him to me today, he was squished into this tiny, really old straight load trailer. The poor thing was all sweaty. The guy told me that they put a saddle on him yesterday to see what he would do, and he said he hunched his back up like he was going to buck, but didn't. I don't think they did anything with him though, just put it on and then took it off.

I let him settle in for a while while I went to the DMV (ugh.). Three hours later came back and he seemed comfortable. I gave him a good brushing. Then I picked his hooves and was horrified to find a nail in his back right hoof. It was about 5 inches long when pulled out, about 3 inches was in his foot. It started oozing watery blood when I went to take it out. I got my boyfriend to pull it out, and it didn't bleed after that. Any suggestions for that? I hope he doesn't turn up lame. Anyway, I got way off topic.

Just wanted to see what people think of him. I will be putting a saddle on him tomorrow and see what he does. The video is from the other day when I went to look at him. Thanks everyone!

(They called him Dunny, but I'm calling him Outlaw.)

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post #2 of 11 Old 09-10-2009, 09:18 PM
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oooh he is gorgeous, i love his coloring! =]
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wow i love him!!!!!
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post #4 of 11 Old 09-10-2009, 09:28 PM
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Oh he's gorgeous!!! I'm so in love with him. He looks so much like the father to my Lilly!!!

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Awww, I totally love him. He's gorgeous, Heather! I can't wait to see what you do with him.
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He needs his feet trimmed, the front ones are much longer than the back ones.

You should contact your vet and get a tetanus booster for him because of the puncture wound in his foot. You might want to soak it for a few days as well to draw anything out of the puncture. A 5 inch nail, with three inches of it driven up into the hoof can be very bad. Keep a close eye on his foot and call the vet if anything changes.

I can't really tell... his his tail really short?
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The guy said this is his fifth week since the farrier had been out, and he was due next week. It seems like that is a short time, I usually only keep my show horse on a six week schedule. The others on eight. But the guy says that his farrier keeps their hooves really long for some reason... so idk.. I will be getting his feet trimmed asap.

And yes, his tail is really short. Apparently he was next to a yearling for a while. And you know how babies are... love to eat tails.
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Thanks Everybody! =]
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He's gorgeous and looks like a very sweet guy. I'm sure he'll be even more stunning when you've had a chance to get some muscle on him. What a great find!!!!
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I like him. He looks nice and solid. Too bad he doesn't have the tiger stripes though would have made him perfect. lol Are you going to retrain and resell him?
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