- Jul 21, 2004
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- Kingsport, Tn
Ok here's the situation. A friend and myself bought the remaining herd of mini/ponies from a terrible situation. None of horses have ever been touched, wormed nothing! Just a bunch running in a large herd. We are picking them up to night. The lady sold the stallions but in the group we got are 2 yearling (we're guessing maybe 2 yr old) colts, a yearling filly, 3 mares (1 with a filly on her side) and one old mare. The lady didn't know the ages of any of horses. I guessing the old mare is 20ish, she has white around her eyes and in her flanks, she has a terrible wooble in her hips when walks as if she may have an old injury or nerve problem. One of the other mares has huge hard swelling on both sides of her cheeks (possibly a dental problem?) . The yearling? colts are in very thin and the yearling filly just pitiful. She is the only one that we could get close to and that is just because she is so weak. I hope none of these horses are bred but I scared that they might be. Any suggestions? The old mare and the one with swollen cheeks are going to the vet in the morning. We are going to separate the colts and get them in better condition and then have them gelded. The mares are totally wild. Does anyone know of a way to preg check mares other then ultrasound? Any suggestions?
These poor things really needed us. When we saw them, we both looked at each other said that we don't get them they will end up at the killers. So now we have a bunch of wild poniesOne good thing is: as many of you know my only foal this year was still born at 289 days and my son's black paso fino gelding died suddenly. The filly that is in this group that is about a month old is solid black. So we do have a mini baby to love this year. I guess we were meant to get these all along.
These poor things really needed us. When we saw them, we both looked at each other said that we don't get them they will end up at the killers. So now we have a bunch of wild ponies