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    Meet Pearl, New Horse

    She is so lucky she ended up with you!
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    Meet Pearl, New Horse

    So glad to hear she is finally improving! Just some thoughts from the Thoroughbred breeding farm lady (me :D =D).. Has a vet ever evaluated her? Do you ever use sweet feed? De-worm and/or check for ulcers? Float teeth? Sometimes sharp teeth really affect a horse's condition. Sometimes a...
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    Meet Pearl, New Horse

    I'm in the most south eastern corner of Dutchess County right next to the Connecticut border, about 2 hours from the capitol region. I used to spend the yearling sale season working in Saratoga Springs every August. Some of the things we do on the horse farm where I work is sales prepping of...
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    Meet Pearl, New Horse

    Riding should help muscle her up also. Her coat looks so much healthier and I love her color change!
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    Meet Pearl, New Horse

    All your horses look so well cared for and happy! The old ones in particular are looking fantastic! You would never guess they are 30+ !!
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    Meet Pearl, New Horse

    What an improvement! She's already lost that skeletal look. Here on the the Thoroughbred farm we would start some hand walking to gradually build up some muscle and condition.
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    Meet Pearl, New Horse

    I was just going by what I've seen myself over the years. And also having rescued a pregnant mare with a broken pelvis. In spite of that, she was sound and when she had gained some weight and given birth (with no problems, amazingly) you could hardly see her pelvis was slightly dropped on one...
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    Meet Pearl, New Horse

    Pearl might be feeling well enough for a little lunge work. I'm no trainer, you sound like you have an intuitive feel for your horses so you can tell if she's ready, but it might help to focus her on you as the boss - and also work off a little excess new-found energy! :)
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    Meet Pearl, New Horse

    Sorry,for some reason I have not been receiving the new posts. I agree with Amelie - that bump looks like a part of her spine that isn't normally sticking out there but should recede when she gains weight. My experience has been almost exclusively with Thoroughbreds, mostly mares and foals...
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    Meet Pearl, New Horse

    What a transformation for the chestnut gelding! So shiny and plump! From the pictures of Pearl, she's very thin but, interestingly, her feet don't look bad for a neglected horse.
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    Meet Pearl, New Horse

    Even scrawny she is beautiful now so when she fills out it will be amazing! In my 30 years in the horse business, I've seen some horrible cases of neglect and it takes a lot of patience. It can be quite complicated and time consuming to get them back to health but each case is different and it...
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    Meet Pearl, New Horse

    Pearl looks beautiful, is she the Tennessee Walker that you wanted? Do you know how old she is? Take it slow with the grain, starved horses have to get their guts used to feed again so suddenly hitting them with a lot of rich grain can cause colic or laminitis. Usually you start off with just...
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    goat covered in bumps

    It looks like hives. The horses get them too for various reasons. Reaction to eating a plant in the pasture, getting into nettles or even a high fever can cause them. The vet gives a steroid shot and they usually resolve right away. Just make sure his airway is not swollen and obstructed.
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    Expecting our first piglets: Babies are here

    Wow, she is BIG. Is this breed one of the largest? (I'm not very up on my pig breeds)
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