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Beauseant 10-22-2010 12:21 PM

Our Emaciated gray TB...before and after
 
We bought a gray 5 yr. old OTTB 8 months ago....

He came to us looking like this:

http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/a...Picture270.jpg

What you can't see in the pics is that his hair coat was short, dull and scratchy like a brillo pad. He was covered in sores, lesions and huge bites all over his body. He was lifeless....as you can see in the pic.

Well, after 8 months, he now looks like this:

http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/a...icture4332.jpg

http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/a...icture4272.jpg

http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/a...icture3952.jpg

And I must say that despite my reservations about wanting to own an off track Thoroughbred, I am SO glad we bought him. I've heard the stories, the tales of horror about TBs, and I'm sure alot of them are true. I believe this breed IS high strung and tempramental......in general.

But our boy, we called him Beauseant, Beau for short.....But our Beau is such a sweet, funny, kind and gentle horse he is a true pleasure to be around.

TBs are such smart horses, and they bond so quickly...if given a reason to. Our Beau hates to be alone at night, daytime is ok, but he is just as happy to be in a barn alone with his human family as with his herd.

TBs remind me of Rottweilers.....known to be fierce sometime, but very very loyal.

I am so glad we took the chance and bought Beau.

DubyaS6 10-22-2010 12:28 PM

He looks great :)

BrewCrew 10-22-2010 01:25 PM

Wow, the TLC you've put in is obvious. He looks like a different horse in his physique, and his aura is just glowing! :D You have done such a great thing!

jumper25 10-22-2010 01:46 PM

I love before and after's and Beau definitely looks great! Nice job!

Gidget 10-22-2010 01:48 PM

AWESOME!
He is quite the studdly horse now!

Beauseant 10-23-2010 12:58 AM

Thank you all SO much for your kind words. They are deeply appreciated.

equiniphile 11-17-2010 09:22 PM

He looks great now!

MyBoyPuck 11-17-2010 09:45 PM

He looks great! How'd you do that?? I've had my OTTB for 3 years and still can't get him looking that good. Great description of your TB's personality. Now you're know the real truth about TB's. They're so loyal and fantastic.

mysticdragon72 11-17-2010 10:33 PM

My reaction was total awe!!! You should be VERY VERY proud that you brought him around the way you did.. he looks like a different horse!! :D And I'm sure he feels like one too!

dirtymartini 11-18-2010 07:18 AM

God bless you!

I am so torn, I would love to get an OTTB...but for reasons you mention, I am afraid to.

Beau is beautiful, you did a great job!


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