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post #1 of 31 Old 08-02-2012, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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My Abused Mare Before & After

I'm pretty stinkin' proud of her. She had the will to fight off those stomach ulcers and make a huge come back. The top left picture if when I first bought her, count the bones! Ribs were insane, and THAT was a wormy belly.

The second picture on the left, was taken in February or March, after she had gained all of the necessary weight back and replaced that wormy belly with a hay belly.

Third picture on your right was taken just last month. She's been in work for about a month straight now and doing phenomenal. She was very heavy on her front and dragging her legs and hind behind as you can see short steps.

Fourth picture on the left was taken just last night, she's using her hindquarters a bit more, she looks more in shape and overall healthy. She's one of the best horse's I've ever owned and I will be sad to see her go, but I know she'll get an amazing home and lifestyle, better than I can provide for her right now.

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post #2 of 31 Old 08-02-2012, 11:25 AM
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awwwwwhhh greattttttttt job she is gorgeoussss! << read about Sunny and I. Our journey
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Thank you! She's a princess
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post #4 of 31 Old 08-02-2012, 11:31 AM
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She looks awesome! You are doing wonderful with her. What a difference good food and love can make! Congrats
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post #5 of 31 Old 08-02-2012, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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Indeed! She was very head shy as well as hated being tied, saddled, wormed and was extremely hard to catch. She isn't exactly a kids horse, but she would definitely make an intermediate rider + very happy.
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post #6 of 31 Old 08-02-2012, 11:46 AM
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Great job on the rehabbing of a very grateful horse!!! Isn't it gratifying to take a horse like that and turn them around? Isn't it amazing what good feed and good treatment can do? She is gorgeous!!!

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post #7 of 31 Old 08-02-2012, 11:52 AM
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Wow! What a difference, and I'm sure that you'll find someone who will use her to her potential. :) I can only imagine how rewarding it is to look back and see how much she's improved.

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She looks awesome! It sickens me how people can be so cruel to animals. But its really cool someone found her that could love and take care of her great job!
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post #9 of 31 Old 08-02-2012, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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QOS, Oh yes!! She was a hard keeper for a while, but I think we've balanced things out quite a bit with her.

Jore, it is a pretty great feeling! And I know she will :) Show horse potential here!

Ivey, Me too. I couldn't believe what the seller said to me when I bought her, "Well my baby cousins came out and beat her over the face with a 2x4 for fun. They thought her reactions were funny"
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post #10 of 31 Old 08-02-2012, 12:06 PM
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Good job. Do you know her breeding?
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