Hi everyone, I'm new to the board as of two mins ago LOL and pretty new to horse ownership. I grew up with them but lived in the "city" so could never own, but was lucky enough to always have horses in my life.
When my hubby and I got married a year ago we bought a home with 3 acres and of course right away a horse. Sadly (for a lack of better words) I fell in love with a 4yr old TB that was a friend of a friends, when I meant him I was sick over how he lived. 10x10 stall that was ankle deep with crap! She bred him to race, got as far as putting a saddle on him and them decide to leave him and 14 other horse to themselves. The only time he'd see people was when she felt like feeding him. He had such spirt and was sooooo silly I loved him from the second I meant him, he just wanted to be touched and would stock me from behind his stall door it was sooo funny.
A TB was a horse I never would of owned (no offence TB owners) but I had to get him outta there. So I offered her some money and brought him home....
He was so under weight, never had his hooves touched, and was very agressive when you went to feed him. Oh to top it off he's a hugh cribber, he chocks himself on the fence all day long and is cryptorchid (yay me)
Well we had the cribbing nipped in the butt, with no wood anywhere other then post ( he doesn't chew them at all) and made his gates very tall,but after two times of him breaking through the wire fence we had to put some up, now he's back to cribbing.
Our biggest problem is weight his Vet is at a loss and so are we, it'll go up and then drop a lot, he's so boney again. We have tried so many different things it's unreal....
So I'm hoping I can learn somethings here or someone can let me borrow their magic wand, cause god knows we need one right now I guess that's it for now hope to speak with everyone soon