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post #1 of 12 Old 08-06-2008, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
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Ok... Tell me if I'm a stupid Moron... but uh... use nicer words please...

There is this horse... he's five (I think)... He's a seal buckskin, registered QH, english trained.... Really cute and sweet... Anyway... When he was like 3 I think he was? He blew his esaphugus out, so he had a hole in his chest where food and water would actually poor out... He had a major surgury and healed, the hole stayed... He gained weight and looked great and then he had another set back, this time his trachea? No, larynx was paralyzed so now he roars really loud, he sniffles and snorts and sounds like a grizzly bear. His owner took him from my trainers barn thinking she could take better care of him herself, but then she called last night and asked them to come get him because the other horses were eating his food... so ...

He is really really skinny, I'll try to get a pic of him. He is really sweet and kind and I was THINKING, maybe about offering to trade my pony for him... Now, I don't know if the owner will even go for that, and I don't know what kind of health issues he has, I'd have a vet check him to give me a fair prognosis... but would that be a really stupid move on my part??? Here's my pony... (She's a leadline pony - 10 years)



And then this is a link to him when he was looking pretty good....

http://karahmorris.smugmug.com/galle...98628248_QA3XK

(I don't know what she was doing with his mane... and like I said... not even sure she'd do it....

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post #2 of 12 Old 08-06-2008, 10:29 AM
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Not something I would go for. Seems like you're just begging for some expensive vet bills down the road.
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post #3 of 12 Old 08-06-2008, 10:41 AM
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I don't know that I would trade a healthy horse for a less healthy one...also seems to me that even when he was looking "good", he was still a bit underweight...seems like that might be a big issue for him down the road.

With my luck, i'd make the trade, he'd get an infection or have something blow out again, get septic and croak. Just too risky for me!

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post #4 of 12 Old 08-06-2008, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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...yeah... probably a really dumb idea huh? I have a problem with sick/hurt/skinny horses... I seem to collect them, I keep thinking all they need is a little love... probably a bad bad idea....

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Yeah, I'd hold back on that. His injury was too bad and can bring up issues later on.
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post #6 of 12 Old 08-06-2008, 12:52 PM
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Aw, poor guy. :( I agree though, it might be more than you're asking for, like expensive vet bills in the future. It looks like he's had it hard in the health department.

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post #7 of 12 Old 08-07-2008, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
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...so I talked to my trainer about the trade offer and she said she'd love to see him go to me because I would love him and take care of him ... but... the truth was, each day for him was a gift and for him, tomorrow may not come... She turned him out with a 24 year old retired arab and they have their own paddock. They can be pasture mates to the end, which could be tomorrow, or it could be 10 years from now.... that's how his injury works I geuss....

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What a pity considering how nice he is! :(
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post #9 of 12 Old 08-07-2008, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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it is a shame... he's actually a half brother to mine (same stud). I think that's why I liked him so much... plus I'd known him since he was a tiny baby...... oh welll...

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post #10 of 12 Old 08-10-2008, 08:37 PM
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I really like him =/ I feel like the oddball out, but it couldn't hurt to have vet look at him and give you his opinion....
Im a sucker for sick horses too though.
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