Originally Posted by chandra1313
Well your in a pickle for right now depending on what you do. I would remove all the grain put out 24/7 hay good grass hay, round bales would take care of that, lots of water, a salt block(local feed store) I myself would probably worm them if they haven't had care from owners and the man Kenny hasn't wormed them that is. Call around for a farrier to fix the missing shoe, you could aske the advice of the farrier about them going barefoot, shoes for horses can be expensive. I would probably buy some fly spray and depending on how they react use it, if they don't like the spraying wiping it on with your hands will work, be careful around their eyes. These things should take care of the immediate problems until you can make a decision. Good Luck ;0)
For the OP's sake, I think it is important to note that you do not mean actually use the hands to apply the wipe - rather to use a cloth, rag, etc to apply the fly spray with their hand. I know this may seem obvious to some, but when you are addressing someone who is clearly already over their head without any idea of the basics, it's important to be specific.
Again, OP, what is your parents' take on all of this?