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Aesthetic 05-19-2013 03:37 PM

Rescue Horse - Chance
 
I thought I would share my rescue story of Chance.

Well, my . . ex. . and I were up at an auction one night looking to buy some tack, and to see the prices of the horses going through. One of the first little horses was a bay stud colt. He was terribly frightened, underweight, and he was missing an eye. He had scars over his head and on his neck and chest, and he was a mess. He didn't sell. Not even for $10. My ex and I went went out back to the owner and told him we would take the horse off his hands and give him a good home. The guy was obviously very hot headed, rude and seemed on the aggressive side. He refused to give him to us and said he would take measly $40 for him. So guess what we did. We paid him $40.
I went out back afterwards and grabbed a rope halter we had left in the truck and went to go see if I could halter him.
Definitely not that easy. I spent two or three hours trying to get the horse to let him even tough him. I could literally only approach him on his blind side. I would touch his ribs and pet his back, pet his shoulders, than he would spin away and smack himself into the fence. Finally, I was able to slip a halter over his nose and catch him. Once I got the halter on him and began to pet his face, I took a better look at his eye. It wasn't missing, pieces were there. And the bone above his eye was definitely broke. The guy said the horse hurt his eye when he was a yearling and he was supposedly three.
No, the wound was fairly fresh. It was still watery.
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Currently my ex has all the pictures of his eye and what not when we got him. I am trying to get him to unblock me on facebook, but here are the pictures I have of him NOW

He has turned out to be a bay roan. He is fat, not even saddle broke lol (I broke my foot saddle breaking him when he fell on me)

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Here he is a few weeks after we got him.

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He was gelded and turned out to be three, good. The vet said the eye wound was fresh and indeed trauma. It had been busted by force. The wounds on his head were induced by trauma and so was his extreme headshy.

He is now a fat happy boy (: Sadly though, my ex hasn't been paying for feed for these horses, so Chance, a stallion, two mares and two foals, are both being picked up by county. . . So my precious boy is being taken away. .

Maple 05-19-2013 04:36 PM

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He's lovely, you did a good job on him.

Shame he's being taken away, why don't you just get some feed for him?

Aesthetic 05-19-2013 04:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Maple (Post 2560810)
He's lovely, you did a good job on him.

Shame he's being taken away, why don't you just get some feed for him?

I'd love to feed him and everything, but very early into me and my ex's relationship, I had a falling out with his mother. So I am not allowed on her property because. . I'm not sure why.... Anyways. I am providing for a gelding, filly and a pregnant mare, I can't provide for six more horses. It wouldn't be fair to provide just for him and watch the two mares and two foals and stallion go hungry....I think seeing all of them go to county and get rescued, adopted, auctioned would be best. . . I'd love to take them, especially the stallion and the Gelding, but I can't :/ I may put them up on here to see if anyone could give them a lovely home.

Maple 05-19-2013 04:46 PM

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Aw, sorry I had missed they weren't somewhere you couldn't get to him.

Very sorry that it has to go that route. It's tough, but you can take from it that at least you brought him to where he is now which will hopefully enable him to find a good home.. rather than what I'm sure where he was heading before you managed to get your hands on him. You've given him a good chance at a good life. Well done :)

Aesthetic 05-19-2013 04:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Maple (Post 2560898)
Aw, sorry I had missed they weren't somewhere you couldn't get to him.

Very sorry that it has to go that route. It's tough, but you can take from it that at least you brought him to where he is now which will hopefully enable him to find a good home.. rather than what I'm sure where he was heading before you managed to get your hands on him. You've given him a good chance at a good life. Well done :)

Thank You!(: I'm currently going to put them up, If my ex says he doesn't care, as a rescue or adoption case in my area. There are two mares with foals, Chance, and the stud. I'll keep you updated on little Chance here.


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