Widowmaker (Apollo) about 3 months into rehab!
Hey y'all! At the beginning of the year, I made a change in my barn. Comet, the love of my life, went to a previous groom of his for rehab and a home as a pasture pet since I was going to put him down. Also, there was no progress with my mini mule, Sampson, as far as training so I sold him. With only my mini mare, Ruby left, I decided to buy a grade QH. While having him was nice, I felt emptiness in the place. A horse was advertised on facebook as "Widowmaker", a 10 yr old FRESH off the track grey STB gelding. Free with conditions. There was no photo provided and I got him sight unseen. I called the owner and he told me he was stressed out and a little thin from it. Well that was an understatement...now 3 months later....here is the new and improved...APOLLO! Lets start with some before pics....
Now for some AFTERS!
He still has a ways to go but he looks better and better EVERY day!
What made him a widowmaker?
He certainly has a better life now. Glad you took him on as a project & he is responding.
He's not a bad looking horse now he's getting some weight on him. Good for you.
I rented a barn at a big standardbred place. In these 8 years I've seen a lot, and I mean a lot, of how they work their horses. It's not always pretty.
But usually, these horses, once they have their own person, will be just BIG puppydogs.
I had two, and I'd get another in a heartbeat.
And, they're usually easy keepers, can thrive off of good hay alone.
You did a pretty good job rehabbing him so far, tho he still could use a bit more flesh. :-)
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Note: this horse raced right up until I got him
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