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post #1 of 15 Old 11-20-2014, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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Mustang made help.

I am getting a 8 year old black Mustang, Andalusian cross mare name Midnight on Suday. Midnight has been through a lot. Someone had her (three people before we owned her) breed the poor mare to a big sixteen hand horse. My mare is 13 hands tall. It almost killed her having the baby. When midnight was nine months pregnant they sent her to a new home. These next people who got her didn't show her much love and rode her 24/7 while nine months pregnant. Then the people were gonna send her to slaughter if my family friend didn't take her (she was free) Midnight is broke to ride, but is a little fearful around people, but is getting slowly friendlier. She also has problems with her hooves being picked up. I will have to work with her on that. She also hasn't been sacked out but doesn't mind people, blankets or anything on her back. I was curious if I could get any tips on brining her home and preparing to bring her home. Also what to do after she's home? ( she will be living in a pasture) p.s pasture has run in shed.
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post #2 of 15 Old 11-20-2014, 11:44 PM
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hard to tell under all that fur, but she looks like a nice little horse (pony).

she'll be living with your other horse/s?
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post #3 of 15 Old 11-21-2014, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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Midnight is going to be the only horse. My horse I have right now name Rusty is going to a new home Sunday. He got diagnosed with Neviculer and we couldn't afford pain pills and stuff for him. I found a 15 year old girl who is gonna own him and get him all his pain pills. At the same time the friend who owns Midnight offered me her, so I am gonna take her.and she's coming home Sunday.
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post #4 of 15 Old 11-21-2014, 12:21 PM
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Some horses do not do well alone and with her expecting that is not a stress I'd want to add unless she is alone where she is now. And by alone I mean well beyond sent, visual, and hearing range

I'd find her a friend of some sort to borrow or buy. A goat, mini horse, mini donkey, old free pony, whatever.

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post #5 of 15 Old 11-21-2014, 12:37 PM
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^^She's no longer expecting, she had the foal.

OP, she may do fine alone....or she may not. You can give it a try, but if she doesn't do well alone, you will have to find her some sort of companion.

Other than that, since she is a horse with issues, I strongly suggest you get some help from a trainer or an experienced friend. As a new horse owner, the last thing you want to do is unknowingly make her issues worse. Please, for her sake and for your own, get some experienced help.
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post #6 of 15 Old 11-21-2014, 12:54 PM
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Sounds like you traded one problem for a bigger and likely more expensive one.
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post #7 of 15 Old 11-21-2014, 01:52 PM
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It worries me that you're going to bring her home without knowing if she's going to be OK without company. Some horses don't mind but when they do they can get more than a little crazy about it
Is there no way they could try her on her own before you take her?
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post #8 of 15 Old 11-21-2014, 02:00 PM
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I don't see any Andalusian in her at all. Mustang maybe? Does she have a brand? If there is no brand than she is just a grade horse, or a mustang born in captivity to unknown parents.
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post #9 of 15 Old 11-21-2014, 07:48 PM
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What happened to Rusty, your other horse that was diagnosed with 'navicular'?
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post #10 of 15 Old 11-21-2014, 11:07 PM
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OP..while it is very kind of you to take a mare with supposed problems, if you couldn't afford your first horse Rusty, what makes you think you can afford this horse? Maybe you should find her a home with people who can put the time, training, and know how into her.....
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