Soo...bought the OTTB mare home yesterday to my new barn.(:
Copperhead and myself went out around noon to find a horse that does NOT stand to be saddled, mounted, cow kicks like no other I've seen, and paces on the tie. She was just too cute to pass up for $525..plus..I couldn't leave her there..lol.
Soo..she's not too bad..all the training holes I can fix and shouldn't take horribly long. She's a good 75-125 underweight though..Not too bad and her topline is still half decent, her ribs and hips show a bit.
So, while she's a pushy, disrespectful, underweight mare now..I'm definitely starting to work with her now, lol. We're going to keep the riding sessions short and mainly focused on responding to leg and learn how to neck rein at walk and a small amount of trot until her weight picks up. I'm weaning her off the Legend racing feed they had her on and tossing her out on pasture with 24/7/365 quality hay.
Pasture board doesn't get grain, so I may very well have to move her to stall with turnout for a few months to get her weight off before I can turn her back out.
Mare (unnamed as of yet, I don't want a horse named Sissy..lol) is currently in quarantine because she has no record of shots or coggins (would be anyway but..). Calling the Vet tomorrow to see if they can come out ASAP for a first time client because she needs all her shots, coggins pulled for shows and fair, and to see if we're going to sew up her tilted vulva or not since she wind sucks through it..
There's a small bump on her left knee on the inner bone, but I don't think it's anything but a blemish. It's not hot, painful, etc. She only had one extra step off on the flex test, so I'm not too worried about it.
My mum's having an aneurism because she thinks she was abused, neglected, starving, etc..Which, I may end up finding out was on purpose by the owners..You can't have a pasture horse on a hugh energy racing feed (though too little to keep weight?) and be terrified of the horse..It doesn't really work out, lol.
She's sensitive and kicks out when you go about touching her flanks and underneath her belly, but that shouldn't take long to fix, at all.
She still does the gnashing of her teeth from the track, lol. I think it's funny..but that won't be staying, hopefully.
Soo..a picture fresh off the trailer to hold you guys over until I can actually get ALLLLL of them up, haha. Posted via Mobile Device