This is Darth. Kaykay and I found him, and others (the others were rescued by Chances) at a junkyard tied to tractors, old cars, etc... standing in nothing but weeds with only that to eat, and no water. All of them were in horrible shape, and this picture doesn't really show how ribby Darth was, nor his spine that stuck up. I had also already detangled, and deburred his mane and tail that were full of cockelburs.
This is him now.
I've often thought about showing him, maybe next year. Money hasn't worked out for us to show much at all this year, and I'd like to give him another year to really settle in anyway. He's SUCH a sweetie considering that he'd lived in that horrible situation all his life (he's 12 now). At least he'd never been physically abused (as in beaten, or things like that). But even having never gotten any attention, it's amazing he loves people the way he does.
We'd considered selling him for awhile here because we just don't have the mares for him, and he has great potential... but after trying for awhile, I realized I really don't want to sell him. He's such a grand little dude, and I want to be sure he has a great home forever if I can.