Alright! Vet check/coggins/vaccine this morning! But first...
I spent some time with our new baby while waiting for the vet and played with her some. She is such a doll! Picks her feet up gently, although she obviously still isn't used to it. No maliciousnous, just gently pulled away when she lost her balance. Excellent with haltering/leading (the lady we are getting her from has really done a lot of hard work with her!).
Okay: on to the vet... I had lots of questions/concerns, which he alleviated and helped me with (and confirmed) my plan of action!
"Your biggest problem is going to be with her bite... this underbite is pretty dramatic." Since we knew this already, I asked about floating, and he said to get her home and give her TLC and if she is gaining weight nicely, not to worry about it right now. However, if she still isn't where she should be by late fall, then we'll reevaluate.
I told him I was concerned about worms (she was actually bloated more out to the sides today than she was the other day, so I'm pretty sure it is worms, buuuuut, since she was running with a stallion before the lady rescued her...). He said she definitely looked wormy (no question there, really, regardless of whether or not she is pregnant), so go ahead with plans to double-dose worm her once home. Once she is home and gaining more weight and lost the worms, if she balloons out we'll know she may be pregnant!
He said once we get her home we should start seeing drastic improvements especially because of the feed quality we provide at our farm. He said "You guys take great care of the animals at your facility..." Yayyyyy! It is always awesome when the vet speaks highly of your farm! SPREAD THE WORD, DOC!!!! Haha.
Anyhow... I didn't get any good pics of her underbite, but did get a good plan of action with the Doc on her teeth. We also discussed her back, I was concerned about her back (which looked a lot less "hunchbacked" than I remembered from the other day), and he said "Yes, she is a little roach-backed" (hmmm... new term!). I asked it there was a possibility she would grow out of it because she was still a yearling, and he said "Yes, she might: she probably will level out a little more at least, especially once you get her home..."
Here are a few pics of our 'lil cutie!