Craig came across this pony at the same farm where we got Annie and Zip. She is a rescue that the farm owner took in recently. She had been purchased at an auction in April by a teenaged girl, unbeknownst to her parents, and had been thin at the auction. Somewhere along the way since April, there was a divorce and some financial difficulties and this mare hasn't been getting enough to eat and is even thinner than before. We have the space and the means to take on a rescue so here she is. She is painfully thin but nicely put together with really great manners. The pictures don't show how prominent her backbone and the pinbones in her hips are. She is missing hair in places, her feet are very cracked and she definitely needs some TLC. She is branded and is supposed to neck rein well. We have been told that she was ridden last week which leaves me speechless since her spine and her ribs are so prominent.
These were taken of her as soon as she came off the trailer and
the pics are straight out of the camera
She is about 20 years old, is 13.1 hands tall and about 700 pounds. We think that she probably needs to gain close to 100 pounds. She has been wormed and we have started her on Senior feed that has probiotics plus all the hay (timothy/alfalfa mix) that she can eat. She doesn't seem to have health issues but we will have the vet out soon to check her out and give her shots (I want to put some more weight on her before we give her immunizations). We gave her a bath, trimmed her bridle path, conditioned her mane and tail, and addressed some skin issues she has. I am going to work on her feet and Annie's feet this week. She is a gorgeous chestnut color so we named her Rosie. I have no idea what we will use her for but I want to make her life better.