Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: ~*~ NEBRASKA ~*~
Okay, I looked at him AND....drumroll please....the pictures looked far worse than in person. CO (current owner) says he purposely took the pictures to make him look bad so that people don't think he's perfectly healthy.
I was able to go into his stall, do a little grooming. I picked all 4 hooves and he is a DOLL with having his feet done. His hooves look just as healthy as Cinny's with no signs of wall separation, coffin bone rotation, etc. Legs and tendons are smooth and feel like there's not a single blemish on any of them. We put him on the hot walker for a bit and he has a very pretty walk without a sign of lameness. We took him off and felt for any heat or signs of an issue and there were none. Took him for a trot and he is such a pretty mover!!!!
He still has SOME padding over his hips, it's not completely gone. Fat in the tail, a bit ribby and his spine is prominent by about 2 inches. He has a vet appointment on Tuesday for shots, coggins, worming and dental if he needs it. He is in a clean stall with plenty of food and water. I think he is safe for a few days at least. The guy said he would be more than happy to work with me, he only wants the horse to go to a good, NON racing home and maybe get a little $$ back for the vetting and feed.
I did see HIS horses (this horse was his brother's) and they are currently on the track but they actually look a bit beefy and filled out for a race horse. Very well taken care of. Once actually looks more like a QH than a TB.
I think I'm going to see what I can do, I think I might be able to handle him if I get Cinny Leased or Sold. Robo won't let me pay board for 2 horses...