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post #11 of 22 Old 01-02-2012, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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picture taken yesterday

Here she was going for a carrot. You can tell she was really stretching her neck, she did not want to get too close. This was yesterday and today already she was eating out of my hand with no problem.
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post #12 of 22 Old 01-02-2012, 07:40 PM
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She really is cute. Look at those burrs! Stupid former owner. :(

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post #13 of 22 Old 01-02-2012, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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She really is cute. Look at those burrs! Stupid former owner. :(
I know! They are really in there!!!!!
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post #14 of 22 Old 01-02-2012, 08:04 PM
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She really is cute. Look at those burrs! Stupid former owner. :(
Just a note that burrs can get lodged in really badly and make an animal look like an uncared for nag within days. Every summer my mare(who I like to think is VERY well cared for) comes in from the pasture with dozens of those tangled in her hair, even though I untangle them every day. Some people opt to just leave them in and brush them out after burr season has finished. It makes sense, really.

I am worried about that sway back, though- if she is as young as they say she is, it shouldn't look that way. She may have a weak back and could use an adjustment and a vet exam once you've earned her trust a bit more.

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post #15 of 22 Old 01-02-2012, 08:17 PM
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Wouldn't you get the burrs out before you sell an animal?

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You would think so, yes. But some people have no sense of courtesy. If it isn't your problem anymore, why deal with it? Dispite that though, it does not appear to me that this man was abusive, as the mare is in fair condition given the season. It was the OPs choice to take the animal on, so any problems are now her own unfortunately, including burrs ;)

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I am okay with everything about her, I will post images of her once she is cleaned up! Thank you for the comments everyone.

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Just a note that burrs can get lodged in really badly and make an animal look like an uncared for nag within days....
Make that ... hours.

I usually squirt a baby oil/Listerine mixture into the tangle, work it in a few seconds, then leave it for several minutes, come back and they come out fairly easily. The residual baby oil will prevent additional burrs from sticking for a day. Whoopee !!

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Nice tip! Thank you!!!
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Here is her picture
I am happy you were there to rescue this sweet horse

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