All righty. I've gone to the vet this morning with my dad to see the Mustang! I've got pictures.
He is OBESE. And I thought my Tennessee Walker was fat... She's a beanpole compared to this guy. And evidently he was even fatter when the family first got him, if that's possible! The vet was saying that he really needs to go on a diet, and the dad said, "Oh, he has been on a diet. All he gets is grass. " (Rich, wet, spring green grass 24/7.) The vet tactfully explained about that whole thing.
We're going to feed him prairie hay and Enrich 32, plus biotin and SmartOmega3 from SmartPak.
Another funny thing is that the mother said, "He rubs against people a lot. He just loves his rubs!" This horse has no respect of personal space, as I sort of expected. That is one thing I can work on while his hooves are in terrible shape, and so that issue will NOT last long.
His feet are really terrible, of course. I didn't get a good look at them at all today, but tomorrow I will and I will get pictures of them. Can't believe he doesn't have laminitis. Must be the strong Mustang genes?
Here are pictures. Sorry they're not very good, but my dad had to take them on his phone. At least you can get an idea of how fat he is! Tomorrow I will use the real camera. The blurry spots are the people's faces. I didn't think they'd like their picture on the internet. I am the girl in the bottom picture though.
Notice the brand by the U.S. government on his neck? We're going to cover it up with his mane.
His name was Biscuit, but we changed it to Biscotti, which is an Italian biscuit. I would have changed the name altogether, but we don't want the family to think we didn't like the name. It's just that there are so many "Biscuits" in my neck of the woods, it gets confusing! We'll just call him Scotti or Scotty. IMG_20130429_092453.jpg
You can see the mustang brand in this one. IMG_20130429_092526-2.jpg IMG_20130429_092759.jpg IMG_20130429_092846.jpg