I just wanted to share the news that I just placed my first rescue horse into a new home!
Reilly, a 5 or 6 year old Quarter Horse gelding, came to us in November of 2007 from a "rescue" that was not very honest about his condition. He was approx. 200 lbs under weight, he had mites in his coat, his hair was falling out, and his hooves had not been trimmed...EVER. He also had severe biting, kicking, and rearing problems that were not disclosed to us. He was also very wormy.
We put him on a strict diet, as well as being quarantined for 30 days just to be safe. He was on Omolene 200 and alfalfa pellets to help him gain weight, a diet recommended by our vet. After the winter, Reilly bloomed. He finally was in good weight, the worms and mites were eliminated, and most of his behavioral problems were gone. He was even picking up his feet for the farrier! We then put him on Equine Senior as a maintenance feed and to help his coat shine.
And just yesterday, he was placed in his new home to become a cow horse!!! He's going to be in great hands and I'm so excited! I feel so proud that Reilly has made such a turn around!
And pics for comparison!
First: Nov 2007, his first night with us. As you can see, he is dangerously skinny.
Second: Nov 2008, exactly a year since he first came
Third: Just the other day!