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    Swollen Sheath? Overweight mini

    Thank you, Vet is coming out Thursday 👍🏻 He is separate and I treated him with lice medication on the trailer and will again in 4 weeks. His auction papers say he’s 425 pounds. Unfortunately where I live we are a massive exporter of horse meat (alive and already processed) so they all get...
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    Swollen Sheath? Overweight mini

    funny you said he’s is a tank because that’s what we said, and how we named him, Hank aka “Hank the tank”
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    Swollen Sheath? Overweight mini

    I brought this little guy home from an auction last night. It was a pretty rough auction and only 2 meat buyers bid on him. I couldn’t let him go for meat. He is “somewhat” halter broke as I was able to get him off the trailer and into pen, but terrified of human touch, poor guy. I’m letting...
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    Baby belly part 2

    This is a photo of the first day she arrived.
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    Baby belly part 2

    Hello, I posted back in May about a mare we recently purchased. Long story, but ideally not a great situation she was in. She was kept with a 2 year old stud and her 3 year old daughter that was still nursing…. So as if April 8th her daughter was weaned off of her. Her bag (I’ll insert a photo)...
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    Dried up? Bagging up?

    Hello, It’s a rather long story, but I will try to just stick to the shorter side lol This mare came into our care on May 8th from a woman who got her from a not so ideal situation. To my knowledge food and water was always provided, but no human interaction, farrier or vet care and confined to...
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    Cushing and diet

    Hello, We rescued a mini from auction about 2 months ago. Filled with worms, lice, horrible feet, teeth, and pretty skinny. She is now lice and worm free. Her teeth are done yay!!! Some had to be extracted they were so broken. Feet have been done twice now and getting better slowly. Farrier...
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    Baby belly?

    Could just be a twitch, but wasn’t sure if this was movement in her belly. I’m going to see what the vet says. I’m thinking “try” to get some blood work. She extremely jumpy and always on high alert. Trying to keep things as calm and quiet with her, but if bred she is going to need some extra...
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    Baby belly?

    If so, I’m hoping the colt isn’t hers. I’m thinking hopefully not, because she was nursing the 3 year old. Her neck and chest are a bit thick. She was on a dairy farm so I’m thinking she was on a height alfalfa hay, but honestly I’m not sure. Her poor filly/mare and the stud had their hoofs...
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    Baby belly?

    This is an 8 year old mare we just brought home from a lady who was able to get them out of a not so great of a situation. This mare was being kept in a small area with a 2 year old stud and her 3 year old daughter…who was still nursing off her. ….is this looking like a baby belly? Worm belly...
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    Underweight Mini

    My oldest who’s 2 1/2 years old named her, “Ketchup” lol At first I was like we need to convince her to pick another name, but it’s pretty cute she came up with that. Today upon meeting her for the first time my daughter also said, “dip dip pony!” Lol dipping the Ketchup!
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    Underweight Mini

    I will measure her tomorrow. Letting her settle in. I’m guessing she is roughly 38”. I will definitely just stick to hay for now.
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    Underweight Mini

    I just “watched” a horse auction on Saturday…I couldn’t let the meat buyer get this poor girl! She’s now in my yard, safe, and our first pony. Her coat hides her pultruding bones. Her feet are horrible. The farrier is booked to come out and I will call the vet tomorrow. I’m hoping it was just...
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