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post #1 of 14 Old 04-07-2011, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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Starvation Case

I picked up this tiny yearling from the Roodhouse Illinois starvation case. I believe she is Arab and Paint. Poor thing is soooo skinny.

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post #2 of 14 Old 04-07-2011, 12:19 PM
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good for you for taking her in. i'm sure with good care she'll bloom nicely. :)
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post #3 of 14 Old 04-07-2011, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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She looks bigger in this picture than she actually is. I would say she is maybe 300 lbs at the most. The Clyde in the picture is a yearling and about 700 lbs.
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Great move to take in a needy horse! Best luck with her!

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post #5 of 14 Old 04-07-2011, 01:25 PM
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Poor thing. :( Good on you for taking her in. That whole situation makes me sick. I wish I had the money to take in another horse. I'm in Illinois, and I'd take one of the Roodhouse horses in a second if I could.

Best of luck with her, and please keep us posted.

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post #6 of 14 Old 04-07-2011, 01:33 PM
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Take it slow. That is the hardest part. You'll want to see her well already, but take your time upping her rations. It's easy for starved horses to colic if they get too much of a good thing.

I hope you can post pictures of her progress. Poor baby! I read the other thread a month ago and bawled my eyes out. My husband came into the room and was very concerned for me.

I rescued one horse that was a starvation case from animal control. The first month was very touch and go. It took about a year until he looked really good. He grew into a gorgeous horse with the extra four hundred pounds he gained. He also has the sweetest temperament. It was the best horse decision I ever made.
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post #7 of 14 Old 04-07-2011, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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Thankfully she is up to full rations already. She has never been touched so we are working on that. I'd love to get a hold of her and brush her out!!
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post #8 of 14 Old 04-10-2011, 10:45 AM
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tmyfrnk, glad you saved the little one above. Just by the looks of her, I would say that her sire is Leo and really no good guess as to her dam, don't know which mares Kempf still had from when I knew her. She almost looks like a foal that my Blaze had when I was still there. Blaze was a smaller, cutting horse type mare. Good luck with her, she will turn out to be a nice, loving mare for you.
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post #9 of 14 Old 04-10-2011, 11:09 AM
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I bawled my eyes out when I read that article. Those poor poor creatures! Thank you so very much for taking in that beautiful girl, I'm sure under your loving care she'll be even more beautiful, and healthy in no time

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post #10 of 14 Old 04-10-2011, 11:24 AM
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Nine dead horses on a property.... and they were decaying.... one looked like it went to its knees and never got up... sooooooo horrible.

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