Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: The Hills of GA :)
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GottaRide - I have her paperwork, I do believe she is a registered APHA Paint horse, tho the original owner was referring to her as a registered QH.
She is underweight as of now but he said she beefs up in the summer months. This could be due to the situation in which we rescued her from.. the man who owned her could not afford to feed her, so I'm quite sure she is under weight. He said he had her weighed 6 months ago and she was a little under 1200lbs. She hasn't been ridden much either as this man had 4 total, 2 of which were the more ridden he originally bought her as brood mare.
The place we are keeping her has abundant grazing in which we are supplementing sweet feed and hay. Also planning to get her back in shape.
This horse was given to us, no cost of any kind other than our arrangements for board with a different individual.. I feel like we've done her a great deed by bringing her in as we will care for her more so than her previous owner. I also feel that with some good riding and good feed she should shape up. I believe the other man just could not provide what was needed...
Thanks for your input, also even if she does turn out to be sickly (tho she doesn't act like it) the original owner would take her back. He said if we ever try to get rid of her to please contact him first.. so its really a win win for us... and her I believe.
In riding a horse, we borrow freedom.
~ Helen Thompson