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post #11 of 25 Old 05-05-2013, 06:26 PM
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I agree with Alexis...although it sounds like you're pretty excited for this situation so I won't say too much. I will say I know this BO who does pretty much the same thing with her screwed up horses. In her mind she "rescues" these animals-gets them for free most of the time-can't ever say no-complete lack of self control-needs to save all the worlds horses-and has no $(she's half million in debt). Well she usually ends up giving them away as projects or goads pple into riding them for her-She tried doing it to me til I told her I wasn't slightly interested in fixing her messes. The point I'm trying to make is your going to probably put your heart and soul into doing right by this horse and the woman is getting free training and she's gonna turn around and sell it out from under you(that would be my worst fear) Or then charge you to ride it once it's up to snuff. If thats truely not the case then it really does sounds like a sweet deal and a good learning opportunity. :)

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post #12 of 25 Old 05-05-2013, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Alright, makes sense. The way you worded it just seemed like they were passing all the special groceries and vet work over to you.
Oh no, im just going to be the only one riding him cause right niw hes just wasting away in the pasture and no one really cares for him lol
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post #13 of 25 Old 05-05-2013, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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I agree with Alexis...although it sounds like you're pretty excited for this situation so I won't say too much. I will say I know this BO who does pretty much the same thing with her screwed up horses. In her mind she "rescues" these animals-gets them for free most of the time-can't ever say no-complete lack of self control-needs to save all the worlds horses-and has no $(she's half million in debt). Well she usually ends up giving them away as projects or goads pple into riding them for her-She tried doing it to me til I told her I wasn't slightly interested in fixing her messes. The point I'm trying to make is your going to probably put your heart and soul into doing right by this horse and the woman is getting free training and she's gonna turn around and sell it out from under you(that would be my worst fear) Or then charge you to ride it once it's up to snuff. If thats truely not the case then it really does sounds like a sweet deal and a good learning opportunity. :)
Oh no! Its not like that at all, she hardly ever sells or gives away horses unless she knows the person really well. the horses we use as project horses eventually go to be customer horses in the trail string, or to be backup horses with the newer volunteers.
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post #14 of 25 Old 05-05-2013, 06:43 PM
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Parrot mouth can't be fixed. Unfortunately all of his teeth may be out of alignment. One of the best ways to get weight on him is to feed about 5lbs of senior feed (safe for horses 5 yr and up) and dampen them, twice to three times daily plus hay. Feed the pellets in as big a container as possible so he's nibbling, not bolting them down. If he wants to go ahead of the string that may be where he's most comfortable. Most horses want to be in the middle where there's less mental stress.
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post #15 of 25 Old 05-05-2013, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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Parrot mouth can't be fixed. Unfortunately all of his teeth may be out of alignment. One of the best ways to get weight on him is to feed about 5lbs of senior feed (safe for horses 5 yr and up) and dampen them, twice to three times daily plus hay. Feed the pellets in as big a container as possible so he's nibbling, not bolting them down. If he wants to go ahead of the string that may be where he's most comfortable. Most horses want to be in the middle where there's less mental stress.
Yeah, his isnt extreme, but its noticable. Ok, thanks I can try that :)
And yeah, the BO used him lead out a few times and he does like being closer to the front and he tends to.jig if hes not.
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post #16 of 25 Old 05-05-2013, 08:40 PM
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Gotcha...then good for you :) If ample amounts of horse feed isn't an option you may consider giving day old bread a shot. I've heard so many people talk about how well that works at helping a horse boost their weight. Commercial feed can really hit the horse chow budget hard...I've got one on Empower Boost right now to help him gain--he's my only difficult keeper.
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post #17 of 25 Old 05-05-2013, 09:03 PM
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Have fun!
If you become at all nervous or uncomfortable with the horse just let the BO know. You shouldn't be worried about your safety.

Be sure to post photos! I love chestnuts. :)
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post #18 of 25 Old 05-08-2013, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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Ok guys thanks for your advice :)
I posted a new thread here to show his progress: project horse progress!

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post #19 of 25 Old 05-08-2013, 06:40 PM
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wow, can't wait for pics. lucky you.
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post #20 of 25 Old 05-22-2013, 11:38 PM
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@ louie, Congrats! Tell us more!

@ High, Your black horse in your avatar reminds me of my mare. So beautiful!!! What breed?
He is a Morgan! He is totally the prettiest horse on the farm
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