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post #21 of 21 Old 01-29-2010, 04:26 PM
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I worked for a rescue.

The most insane lot of people you've ever met. And get this, the horses that they considered were 'too much work', were sold to an auction man. Yep.

I could understand rehoming a horse, and checking up on him a year later and offering a bit of advice if the people were lacking - but in my experience, and the rescue I worked with, they weren't even skilled enough to eye an awful trim job - one of which, ended up with a horse having one foot an inch longer than the other. After I alerted them to this, they were like "...Oh... Okay we'll find someone else!" o____o They also brought in a strangles infected horse that I told them not to buy at the auction, you can imagine my pleasant demeanor.

Thankfully, their vet was insanely good and did everything at a discounted price. It didn't take him long to figure out I had at least half of a brain, and then started telling me what the horses needed as far as care. My first project there? A horse who'd gashed his entire canon open, fractured his canon bone, AND was foundered 8| Mind you, I had ZERO experience in big injuries, but I just did what the vet told me to do every day, and he eventually went off to be adopted.

I learned a lot, but I will never put up with crazy **** rescue people, EVER again. Instead, I go to auctions, buy my own projects or get them from people for free, and get them where they need to be and send them to their homes. These people always keep in contact with us, and absolutely love their new friends. That in my opinion, is a successful rescue. Not one of these like you're dealing with.

Too bad you don't get equus magazine. There was a great article about how bedding that's too deep is bad for your horse.

I've got a lovely bunch of Neuticals,
There they are all standing in a row

Big ones, small ones, some as big as your head
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