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damnedEvans 04-12-2011 11:47 AM

New rescues - *rant* and skinny horses.
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I'm mad every time I see this kind of case. We bought two horses from an auction a couple of days ago. The auction was held by an important equestrian center in my area because they want to get rid of their unneeded horses.

They have some great horses there that they use in competition. Those horses are in a great shape. But they have a couple of old and unwanted horses that they keep in horrible conditions. I can't understand how it's possible. It's not the first horse that we took from them. But this time I'm almost shocked.

It's hard to believe that someone could go at this equestrian center and see this horses without being scandalized. But it's possible and they see this thing as completely normal. Because they are old so it's normal for them to look like this. :sad: It's normal to be kept in a stall without turnout, and without shavings. It's normal for the horses to be so skinny, full of mud and feces, and full of lice.

We are happy that we took them. But I'm very mad on this people. Those were horses used with great success in competition representing my country. They weren't useless in their days. But now they are useless and they are treated without any kind of respect.

Now let's see the horses.

Marian, Thoroughbred, 32 years old. Full of lice, very very skinny and blind in one eye. He was a great competition and school horse. He was retired at 30 years old :shock: and then left to starve.

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He is very talkative and sweet.
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Biruitor, Romanian Sport Horse, 22 years old. He looks better than Marian. He had horrible feet but the farrier took care of them. He is full of mud on his belly and I can't wash him yet to get rid of it. He was kept without shavings in his stall.

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He has a great trot from what I can see. We want to use him at riding later on on he will gain weight.
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The halter is to big for him but it's the only one that we have big enough for his huge head. The halter is x full size because someone mistaken it as a full size.
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corinowalk 04-12-2011 11:49 AM

They are both beauties. The first TB will make a recovery. You can just see it in his eyes. He isn't done yet. The second is just gorgeous. Love them both.

damnedEvans 04-12-2011 11:52 AM

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Sunday we took them to graze on the field. They were very happy about it.

Here is Marian, he is approximately 15 hh if you're asking.
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And Biruitor, here you can see his big halter :-P
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Biruitor is 17.2 hand height and a bit pushy on the ground. From what they told us he is pushy under saddle too.
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Spastic_Dove 04-12-2011 11:53 AM

Gosh those pictures just break my heart.
I will never understand how people can do that to another living thing.
Good for you for taking them in and giving them a better home.

Lonestar22 04-12-2011 11:57 AM

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Poor guys. :( Good on yall for taking them in.

damnedEvans 04-12-2011 12:07 PM

@ corinowalk : Yes, he is full of life yet. He doesn't have the strength to run but we can see in his eyes his will to live. He's a sweet old thing.

@ Spastic_Dove : It amaze me what people can do to horses. I couldn't post this case earlier because we had an horrible case of animal cruelty yesterday. So letting horses to starve is just something minor compared to that case. It's just horrible what people can do sometimes.

@ Lonestar22: We're hoping for a great recovery. Thank you.

MHFoundation Quarters 04-12-2011 12:24 PM

Such a great thing you are doing. It's sad what people can do to animals and unfortunately it's becoming more and more :(

Can't wait to see them in all their glory!

crimsonsky 04-12-2011 12:34 PM

they're both gorgeous horses - you can see how lovely they must have been when they were in work and how great they will be after being taken care of at your place. my heart goes to you for doing this - those horses are lucky to have found you.

tinyliny 04-12-2011 12:38 PM

Two beautiful horses, even in there sorry state you can see that they are top quality horses. I wonder if the person (s) who rode them to victory in competitions of the past are aware of how they were being treated at that place?
It looks like they will become valuable members of your program. They look so happy in the field.

csimkunas6 04-12-2011 12:57 PM

Poor old men!! Such a shame!! Glad they are in good, caring, and loving hands now! Both will be gorgeous with some weight, and clean coat!!!

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