I found a lady online who was looking for people to help with her horses. She had 10 at the time, 9 of which were rescues of some sort, and she didn't have much time beyond feeding, medicating, and cleaning to get any real time with them. I went out to meet her, and now I'm there whenever I don't have to work.
Red, the only non-rescue type. He's a 4 year old BLM mustang. She bought him as a yearling through one of the online auctions. He was the last one left, and no one bid on him, so she did. Quite frankly, she got lucky in her choice. He's a very good baby and tolerates very very novice riders. He has no idea what collecting or bending is, but he's calm and solid.
Cyclone, teenager Arab. Ended up in the kill pen at an auction, most likely due to lameness. He cannot be ridden, note the super long pasterns. They just don't hold up. He was very shy at first, unapproachable, but has really come around and will come investigate people for cookies.
Splash, 4-5 year old mutt pony. Also came from the kill pen at an auction. No clue why, no health issues, young, personable, smart guy. He sorta rides, in that someone can sit on him and he will walk around. He'll be a project to start as I get more time.
Nevada, teenage BLM mustang. Previous owner kept him locked in a chicken coop for approx 7 months, and as a result he developed COPD. He's the fat little herd leader. He's a super nice guy considering what he went through.
Chocolate, 7-9 year old gaited mutt. Another guy that was going into the kill pen. He had a very stiff stifle. After 8 months of rest, joint supplements, and a chiropractor he moves well and is ready to go back under saddle. He is one of the most troublesome, intelligent, mouthy, silly horses I've been around. This guy figured out how to wiggle under the fences.
Rudy - 2 year old mutt pony. Somehow he ended up in the hands of a teenage girl who couldn't keep him, her parents were going to take him to auction and somehow the barn owner got to him first. He's a turd. Complete turd. Breaks out of everything, inserts himself into the tack room, has his nose is everything, and is pretty much fearless. He's on the small side, so I'm hoping that when he's old enough to be backed he will end up making one heck of a 4-H pony.
Chippewa - 12 year old appy. He went from trader to trader to auction to trader etc etc etc. Super lame and stiff, he was on bute 24/7 to make him rideable until the barn owner bought him because she felt bad. Right now he has an abscess about to burst out of his heel. We're crossing our fingers that after it heals he will be able to walk better. She was told he is trick trained, and she did see him rear on command. Yay.
Big Mac, 12 year old belgian cross. This guy makes me sad. He was dumped at auction, foundered so badly he could barely walk. The barn owner offered to take him, if only to give him a few weeks of peace before being put to sleep. Well, he's made it almost a year so far. His feet are almost totally new growth, and a farrier who specializes in founder comes from 2 hours away to take care of him. Unfortunately, his laminae just aren't reattaching, and his hips have really taken a toll supporting most of his weight. She gave him until October, as he has bad days and good days, but honestly she knows she will have to let him go soon.
(day of arrival last october, no full body pics, sorry)
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