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    10-03-2012, 08:21 PM
  #1
Weanling
My lovely Saddlebred mare, Sadie *Pic Heavy*

I bought Sadie as a lesson horse on Mother's day 2012. I bought her site-unseen because I just fell in love with her. I bought her approximately 8 mo pregnant to a grey Arabian stallion. I bought her for her disposition and her potential as a broodmare. She was a little on the thin side to me but I knew I could fatten her up and build up her topline muscle.. Which I did. I had her at about 1200lbs
In July I moved into Reno for college and knew I couldn't support so many horses so I decided to sell her. Well, what a mistake. I sold her to a "good friend" of mine who had no real knowledge about horses, but since she would be boarding Sadie with a very knowledgeable horse person I thought she could handle the mare and foal. I guess I thought wrong because she thought 2 flakes a day would support an already recovering thin mare and growing foal who was sucking the life right out of her. I didn't realize what horrible condition she was in since I had moved. My friend who owned her told me about her condition so I repossessed the mare.

This her progress. She has been home with me for about 9 or 10 days. There was 2 days I did not take photos but you can still see a difference.

I do love this mare. She is so sweet and easy going.

1st 3 photos are day of arrival (9/23/12)
Next 2 are on 9/25
Next 1 is on 9/27 She was colicing all day so we had a set back..
Next 2 are on 9/29
Next 2 are on 10/02

Will attach more in a comment so you can see her from today! =]
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    10-03-2012, 08:28 PM
  #2
Weanling
1. Pic is on 10/02
2. Taken 10/03

Can you see how her dapples have come through?

This is her diet right now..
AM:
1 flake oat hay
1/2 flake alf
1/2 lbs Equine Focus
6lbs Stable Mix Senior
2 scoops wheat mash
1/4 qt wet cob
2 scoops ground flax seed.

PM:
1 Flake oat (if she cleaned up the AM flake)
1/2 flake alf
1/2 lbs Equine Focus
10lbs Stable senior
2 scoops soaked beet pulp
1/4 qt wet cob
2 scoops ground flax.
1 1/2 cups veggie oil

I took her off the "all you can eat" buffet after her colic. I will put her on a heavier diet after I get her teeth floated next week. She wasn't digesting very well and was causing an impaction so I have put her on a wetter diet.
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    10-04-2012, 01:39 AM
  #3
Started
Oh my, what a pair! Love them both! I am happy you have her back and she is being cared for.
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    10-04-2012, 01:46 AM
  #4
Weanling
Thanks! I am glad to have her home. I am not sure I can resell her though =[ I got a couple of cash offers for her and I just don't think I can do it. I really love this mare.
     
    10-04-2012, 01:52 AM
  #5
Weanling
She is looking much better! And quickly. I'm having a problem getting weight back on my paint mare. It's great seeing the progress :)
     
    10-04-2012, 01:54 AM
  #6
Weanling
What do you have her on right now? Sorry, I just joined so I can't PM you.
     
    10-04-2012, 01:36 PM
  #7
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by AndersonEquestrian    
What do you have her on right now? Sorry, I just joined so I can't PM you.

She's currently on senior feed and alfalfa. It's what they told us to do, and since she's older it's harder. She's probably enjoying not having to do any work right now :P
     
    10-04-2012, 02:15 PM
  #8
Yearling
That baby is gorgeous! If you need somewhere to ship him (?) send him my way.
Are both of the parents registered? I'd be interested to see who the sire is...
     
    10-04-2012, 03:13 PM
  #9
Foal
She's beautiful- and that has got to be one of the most awesomely coloured babies I have ever seen.
     
    10-04-2012, 04:59 PM
  #10
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobthebuilder    
She's beautiful- and that has got to be one of the most awesomely coloured babies I have ever seen.
Unfortunately he is going to grey.. So he might be neat if he goes a Rosey grey or a steel grey.
     

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