Well most of you know Junior, eventerwannabe's horse that I used to ride. Junior came to eventerwannabe as an abusive situation rescue. She got him back to health and then I met him and started working him back up to jumping shape.
Well about four months ago her mom said that he had to go because she hates him and we found a home for him. It started out going ok but slowly the lady turned into a flake. We just went and picked him up from her on saturday and we are not happy with what we found.
He is underweight, his hooves were trimmed completely wrong and they shoed him which we do not do because he has to have special shoes the regular shoes mess him up, his hooves are also covered with shallow cracks, she left a too small nylon halter on him while he was in a paddock for 3 1/2 months so he has rub marks, he has no muscle left, he is back sore, he has a cut on his foreleg, she was feeding him very low quality hay, not enough grain and wasn't keeping up on water. She also didn't blanket him as much as she should have.
Needless to say he was happy to come home, he hates trailers and does not load well but when we got to him on saturday all I did was lead him to the trailer and he loaded right up no fuss. He is very happy to be home and is getting a month off of just food and love before he starts groundwork again to slowly build his muscles back up.
Anywho I am creating this thread as a progress thread for him, take a look see if you want, comments and questions or what not are welcome.
Before he left:
The first pictures we received from the "new owner":
^^That is why he is so back sore!
Pictures from saturday, the first day we got him back:
^^Hard to see but his hooves are extremely long to the point he is tripping as he walks.
^^His hay at home, the person in the back is me and I am 5'5"
Oh and when we arrived at the lady's house she was not there, her son was. He was in a small pasture with very chewed down grazing, no remnants of hay anywhere, no remnants of grain anywhere and no water.