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  • Joe-Joe Original Poster Joe-Joe
    Topics Started: 17Replies Posted: 1205

    Just purchased a new mare from a sale lot. I don’t know if she is a Christmas gift to me from me, or if I am a present for her. She is said to be about 12, and horribly underweight. She will be in quarantine for about 3 weeks, and getting a start on some much needed TLC. Pics attached.

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    wyoenglishrider wyoenglishrider
    Topics Started: 4Replies Posted: 101

    what a beautiful, kind face! Merry Christmas to you (& her)! What will you call her? Got some Arab in there, or perhaps TB, don’t you think? :)

    Joe-Joe Original Poster Joe-Joe
    Topics Started: 17Replies Posted: 1205

    Anything is possible! She is so skinny it is hard to tell (someone thought she might be a Morgan). Her name is Rowan.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours also.

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    wyoenglishrider wyoenglishrider
    Topics Started: 4Replies Posted: 101

    Please be sure to take pics showing her progress & post them along with updates-I would personally very much enjoy hearing how things are going :)

    Do you have any info on her background? I have never gotten a horse from auction, so I don’t know how much or little info they come with….but I love hearing back stories.

    She looks like your type of horse :)
    What fun for 2016! And beyond—-

    Joe-Joe Original Poster Joe-Joe
    Topics Started: 17Replies Posted: 1205

    Some come with papers and a lifetime history. Some, and Rowan is one of them, come with no information at all. Even her age is only an estimate (said to be 12). It will probably take a long time to see an improvement, but I will post updates. For now, her primary need is food on a regular basis, something that seems to have been lacking.

    Joe Joe came with no background, but since he is tattooed, I was able to trace him all the way back to his breeder. You just never know, but often can tell by the eyes if a horse is right for you, without ever having met him or her. Attaching photos of Joe Joe from the sale. Would have gone to slaughter, and yet two years later finished his show season with 49 ribbons, mostly blue ones. He likes to win.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by Joe-Joe Joe-Joe. Reason: forgot some words

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    Lizzie Lou
    Topics Started: 0Replies Posted: 14

    Congratulations. She is lucky to have you.

    Joe-Joe Original Poster Joe-Joe
    Topics Started: 17Replies Posted: 1205

    Thank you Lizzie! I am grateful to have been able to save her.

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    Joe-Joe Original Poster Joe-Joe
    Topics Started: 17Replies Posted: 1205

    Week 1 update. Vet came today – she is in pretty good health, considering that she has apparently been starved. She weighs 712 lbs., and should weigh about 1000 lbs. I think I am attaching a picture, but no guarantees!

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    Joan Fry
    Topics Started: 11Replies Posted: 324

    Joe-Joe, so now you have three horses? Good for you, for rescuing Rowan! On limited experience (I took lessons on a couple of Morgans, and Boo is a registered Morgan), I can say they tend not to be as hot or reactive as American Saddlebreds. Very level-headed. But oh do I miss those smooth ASB gaits! Thank you for saving her. I hope you have a wonderful 2016–and that includes everybody!

    Joe-Joe Original Poster Joe-Joe
    Topics Started: 17Replies Posted: 1205

    Joan – I’ve ridden a few Morgans, and they are quite nice. However, hands down, the award for smooth gaits goes to Arabians (I might be a tad prejudiced). In any case, since she needs to gain about 300 lbs, she probably won’t be ready to even think about riding until May or June. And, if it turns out that she can never be ridden for whatever reason, at least she will always have a home where she will be fed and safe and loved. Vet said she is probably closer to 20 than 12.

    Saturday, Jan 2, is Selena’s birthday! She will be 14, and please give yours presents in her honor.

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    Mapale Mapale
    Topics Started: 4Replies Posted: 421

    So the heart of gold bought another horse. J-J, you are truly amazing.

    But everybody knows the Pasos have the smoothest gait… LOL! Isn’t it best we all feel our horses are the best? And that it is all true for each of us.

    Happy birthday to Selena. Carrots all around.

    I’m glad Boo has worked out, Joan. Nice to see you both. Happy New Year.

    Alois Podhajsky: “When I hear somebody talk about a horse being stupid, I figure it’s a sure sign that animal has outfoxed them. ...

    Joe-Joe Original Poster Joe-Joe
    Topics Started: 17Replies Posted: 1205

    Mapale – thank you! I so hope she recovers to live a normal horse life. And of course, we each have our own preferences and isn’t that a great thing?

    Hope we all have a wonderful New Year of riding and if we can’t ride (mud up to our ears here), at happy time just hanging out with our horses and muttering about the weather.

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    Joe-Joe Original Poster Joe-Joe
    Topics Started: 17Replies Posted: 1205

    New picture of Rowan! Only two more weeks in quarantine = can’t wait.

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    Joe-Joe Original Poster Joe-Joe
    Topics Started: 17Replies Posted: 1205

    Don’t know where the picture went (or did not go) – trying again.

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