This will be the journal of Twitch and Rogue two rescue horses that were beaten starved ridden too early and probably much worse things I don't want to imagine...
We will start with day one 8/8/13
I had to walk these poor horses to my house at 12 am and leave them in my back yard for the night since my friend couldn't get a trailer there before the next morning I had went to buy a saddle and begged the guy into selling them to me due to there health and I had gone to feed that day when I got off work he told me to get them outta there he didn't care if they had coggins paper work or not! Here is what they looked like the next day
I will also add Rogue had shoes on that were so worn out 2 had fallen off leaving only the nails and one was grown into her foot and the other was so loose it drove nails into her foot every time she stepped they got taken care of the afternoon the first pictures were taken
They were so skinny I didn't know if they would make it I was afraid they would colic on grass I have no idea when the last time they had any was thankfully though there weren't any problems with feed
Also Rogue is the perfect example of why you never ride a horse without a saddle pad! She had horrific open ***** sores on her back one so bad I could see the bone in her withers!
I have kept a weekly update on them for the last month and been monitoring there progress with my vet verry closly to ensure they have the best they can handle here is some updated pictures!
We have been working on ground manners and working a halter line a bridle with gentle pressure this was a picture of me bumping his leggs with a rope to de-sensatize him to it he is so laid back I don't have to worry but just in case I like to keep him used to it
So much prettier! She had just been brushed down and loved on and her back looks good too!
Almost healed up!
They will be moving to a new place in a few months once the grass sets in they will have bermuda grass oats and rye grass were just waiting for it to take root good they will then be separated twitch to a studs pasture and rogue to a mares pasture unless were feeding or riding i'm still unsure of twitch's age so he won't be ridden till vet approves but rogue will be started once she is good and healthy we are going to take her from basics since she was so abused and reteach her how to ride and know she won't be hurt while doing so
I'm going to wrap this up for tonight I will have more to update on tomorrow I love comments and tips for them I want to teach them everything and twitch learns so fast I run out of ideas so feel free to throw some my way!