We were given a (would be) gorgeous cremello yearling colt. He came to us absolutely full of rain rot to the point he probably lost 50% or more of the fur he had on his body. He didn't know anything and was pretty much untouched and very frightened.
It took a long time and many applications of listerine mixtures and medicated baths, but he blossomed into the most beautiful horse. He is now a very handsome gelding that loves everybody and wouldn't hurt a fly. He can lead, load, stand for the farrier, has been ponied around the farm, is about as bombproof as can be, knows the basics of lunging, and is just an all around great guy. His only downfall is that he has vision problems so he used to run his head straight into things frequently, however he is used to his environment and that has subsided, however he uses his senior pasture mate as his eyes.
This is him a little after we got him, showing how bad his rain rot was before the scabs started to come off along with his fur: image.jpg