I will now introduce you to the new kid. She is tiny, skinny, dirty, matted, rain rotted and terrified. She is on loan to me as a buddy for Steady. I am considering purchasing her but I am going to give it a little time to decide for sure. Steady needed a buddy for when Lily must be taken away for E's activities. The big tough guy just falls to pieces without a friend. And thankfully for him size does not matter just so long as it is equine. So the teeny tiny tot cost next to nothing to feed and yet solves a world of problems for me. She came with the name Beast and she will keep that name until we decide if she is staying or not. She does NOT trust people at all. We can catch her in about 10 minutes but I hope to change that. I have never had to chase one of my horses. Quite the opposite they usually maul you anytime you are in the pasture and it is not because they expect treats because I am just not a treat giver. I think they just genuinely enjoy people. Let's hope we can work our magic on this girl. She has been dewormed and is on a diet balancer and fat supplement. Hope to soon be seeing her ribs disappear and her spine become less pronounced. Then maybe down the road if she can begin to trust us we may just start her cart training. I have bad pictures for you tonight because it was getting dark by the time I went out with a camera. But I will get better ones to show you just how bad off she is and this is after we scrubed and scrubed her, got all the matted hair off of her and covered her in antimicrobial spray.
|Not sure if you can see her ribs and protruding spine in this picture but you can see her little ewe neck.|