Describe your horse when you first got it.
Lucky Logan hadn't been so lucky,he is an OTT THB when I got him he was tied to a power pole being feed rice meal and syrup, he was 300+ lbs under weight and had saddle sores and whip marks (whip had beeen laced with nails) all over him, he hadn't seen a fairrer, vet or had a bath in years.
Describe your horse now.
Coming around very nicely, has gained 300 lbs, all his medical problems and scars are healed up and new hair is growing in, UTD with the vet and shots, farrier has made a fortune off us (LOL)
today we put a saddle on him :) major milestone as there was no spooking or fear on his part !!!!
About my rescued horse
I haven't been around horses in over 30 yrs so this is all but new to me, but like riding a bike it all comes back to you, Logan was a 2007 Triple Crown Nominee that was just passed from owner to owner even to the Humane Society and back to bad owners. We honestly did not expect this horse to live, but he is a strong willed animal and with the sweat and tears we have all shed for him I think he understood he had someone willing to care if he lived or died.
How I Did It:
For the first month myself, my son in law and daughter literally made ourselves human props and held him against the stall wall to keep him up,and made sure he ate and took water. As soon as he was able we moved him up here to Ft. Worth, and put him in a full boarding stall. That wasn't working out so we moved him to 4 Horses Stables in Burlson TX. Mark the stable manager has done wonders with this horse, between he, myself and my WONDERFUL husband, Logan has gained 300 lbs, is no longer face shy, has overcome so many things from the abuse he suffered. We are well on our way to him being a happy horse again.
He shares a large paddock with an older horse that the vet was wanting to put down but Logan "rescued" that horse, the old fellow has started eating and gaining weight, trying to run and play with Logan so his owners have decided not to put him down just yet....Hubby says Logan just "paid it forward"
MY plan is to try and ride Logan for the first time on Jan 1~ I have silent seizures and am coming off the meds for them my last dose will be Dec 29, New Years is the time for new beginnings so Logan and I will start out New Beginnings together....
- Lesson~ no matter how bad you think life is there is someone or something that has it harder than you~ you can help
- The love of a good horse may not cure all your troubles but it sure makes then eaiser to deal with
- Baby oil and benadine WILL cure rain rot
- sugar rags is still the best thing for cuts and sore leg muscles on a horse (old school)
- Never assume there is a safe zone on a horse (I know)
- ALWAYS END TREATMENT/TRAINING/VISITS WITH A HAPPY ENDING
- Never get an animal you can't care for. They need your heart, your soul, your time and your MONEY...