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    09-14-2012, 04:06 PM
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Foal
New Horse! Advice and showing her off

1999 black tobiano paint mare. Registered as Blackhawks Dolly. Not so sure of her pedigree, whether its got good horses in it or not. She's sunburned, fat, hasn't been ridden in 6 years, has horrible feet, and it took an hour to get her into the trailer. Maybe I should have said no to the free horse...

At least I have tack that fits her (and she does remember how to be ridden but I won't be riding her again for a few months)


A headshaker :/ I'm chalking it up to the sunburn


Her awful feet


So I've ordered her a fly sheet with UV protection, covered her with zinc oxide, started her on hoof supplement, and the farrier will be by next time he rolls through town. Now.I wait...
     
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    09-14-2012, 04:16 PM
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It's not super clear in the photo, but check that the front of that saddle isn't too wide and allowing the arch of the pommel to be so low that when you are in the saddle , it puts pressure on the wither .

This will be a very neat "project" to document in a journal thread as you turn her from a pumpkin into a princess.
     
    09-14-2012, 04:38 PM
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Foal
The pommel is a little lower than what I like but as I can fit my hand under it while I'm sitting on her I assumed it was alright. I even tested it in two point (I've witnessed wither injuries from improper fitting saddles-eek!) I'll most likely change the gullet anyway. Thanks for the concern :)
     
    09-14-2012, 04:53 PM
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She looks very sweet, I am glad that you gave her an upgrade.

I hope you have a great farrier.
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    09-14-2012, 05:12 PM
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Green Broke
On the headshaking.....if her feet and other care were neglected it is likely her dental was as well.....
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    09-14-2012, 10:35 PM
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Foal
^^ That's what I figured. The vet will be out tomorrow. I felt terrible getting on her but I had to know if she rode or not. If not she was going to a rescue.
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