Meet Pearl, New Horse

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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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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, some stallions and horses off the racetrack. In my job, I often made rounds with the vet and wrote down all his comments and the results of his reproductive exams, and all other conditions he treated. It was a great learning experience. I have seen the conformation of a lot of different horses in all sorts of condition. That bump looks normal.
Thank you. After researching it more, I believe you are correct. She is just very, very skinny.
 

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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, some stallions and horses off the racetrack. In my job, I often made rounds with the vet and wrote down all his comments and the results of his reproductive exams, and all other conditions he treated. It was a great learning experience. I have seen the conformation of a lot of different horses in all sorts of condition. That bump looks normal.
Could you share that information with me as I would love to look at it so I can learn? It is fine if you don't want me to look at it
 

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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 side. She was fine for the rest of her life.
 

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Following her journey.

I have two KP rescues. We rescued five last year. One I gave to a friend because she has a luxating patella. No good for riding. One was bat**** crazy and tried to kill several people. She went back. One had a terminal illness and we lost her after several months of fighting. The other two were worth their weight in gold.

Luck of the draw with these things but we were well aware of the risks.

She looks fairly healthy aside from being thin. Looks like she came from Kaufman?
 

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Yep, Kaufman Kill Pen. It's buying a pig in a poke, but WTH, we'll take the chance. So far, she is a nice mare. She could get a personality make over once she gets some weight on her, we'll see. Kate, you know how it is...… I saw her picture and just had to go get her. LOL LOL what I find amazing is that her hooves are in such good shape, trimmed and neat. Someone just rode the heck out of her and didn't feed her. There are no founder rings on her hooves, I have to laugh at that, she sure hasn't suffered from overeating!
How are you doing? Do we have a baby yet?
 

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It is definitely a risk getting them from there. The two we still have at the house both had major, major illnesses when they arrived. The blind mare had Rhino and the colt had strangles. Your mare seems healthy and active and that's really good!! We kept all five in QT for 90 days, which is 3x as long as most people recommend... Good thing too. Sven's strangles didn't show up until around day 45. He would've been in the herd by then by most standards.

And trust me I definitely know how it is. The blind mare we drove 18 hours to pick up because she looks JUST LIKE a young version of my mustang mare. We knew her eyes were bad based on the videos and pictures, but the vet confirmed she had detached retinas when we got her home. Poor thing. She has a seeing eye buddy ( a Shetland ) that keeps her safe among the three able bodied horses.

As gorgeous as your mare is I can't WAIT to see her once she fills out and fills in. Mom raised TWH and said she looks very well bred. I love the sabino markings. She has sweet eyes too. You can't hide a mean personality behind sweet eyes. Somewhere that mare has papers I'd be willing to bet on it.

You're lucky she's got good feet. We've been working on the feet of the three year old for a year now. He's finally getting 'good' feet at almost four years old. He also shot up from 14.1 hands to 16.1 hands and gained 500+ lbs. Hahaha.

No baby yet. Going in at ten today to set my appointment to get him out!
 

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We were planning on at least 45 days, possibly more to keep her from being bullied. Thinking I'll lean heavily into 90 days now. Thanks for the heads up.

I am so happy for you. You have a HUGE loving heart and I know you are going to make the best Mom ever. That's one Blessed baby to have you for his Mom.
 

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Wow gorgeous horse! Glad to see you are making some progress already and I hope it continues. :)

I would love a horse of my own one day but they're so expensive and I'm trying to save for other stuff. Maybe one day though. I might get sheep or goats in the meantime though or at least some bunnies. I really want a mustang eventually because they're just raw horse and speak horse, they haven't been ruined or spoiled by people yet, so may be easier to train and connect with, plus healthier and good feet, but of course they also probably need a lot of horse experience which I don't have
 
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