The mare is home....she has a pretty nasty wound on her front leg..infected and she had quite a lot of mud stuck to her legs and belly. We washed/disinfected her legs, soaked her hoof, got most of the mud off....and then blanketed her. She is a nice girl...chestnut and white, good manners, was easy to clean up.......her name is Dollie. She is a registered mare (APHA) who will have a registered foal in a few months. We have some time before foaling to get her leg healed up...fortunately.
I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised to see that she was not starved. Her weight is okay but she has a nasty injury and was very muddy. Her owners were kind folks who wanted better for her and I understand that. We had been sort of led to believe that we were going to see a lot worse and I was a little tense. We were sad to leave Dollie's foal behind......a young stud colt, nicely marked....but we were asked to find him a home with some nice people...so if you are interested, please email me? He is registered. I do not know Paint bloodlines but have been told these are well bred horses. I can probably recite the names if you need them?
Dollie is 18 and probably not broke. She deserves a retirement from breeding and babies. Very pretty face, nice markings and easy to handle. She will probably make a nice trail mare or companion.
Anyway, the day turned out better than we expected. Dollie will see the dr tomorrow for her leg. Right now we have her in a mudfree small turnout to keep her wound clean.
More details tomorrow.
Pony Up fortune for tomorrow:
It is just one slice of the pie.