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    Default Bay QH stallion found running loose in Brunswick County, VA (pics)

    He is now in the care of Central Virginia Horse Rescue (CVHR) in Brodnax, VA, and they are hoping to find out something/anything about him.

    Description: 7-8 yr old Quarter horse stallion. Bay with a diamond shape star and white sock on right hind. Nice boy, leads, ties, bathes, fly sprays.... Has had an abscess in front, possibly in both front feet in the last 3-6 months. Abandoned/found running loose in Brunswick County, VA.

    Original Facebook post with full-side photo:
    https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.ph...type=1&theater

    More pics here (he's pretty beat up):
    https://www.facebook.com/#!/media/se...6621449&type=1

    CVHR would like to get any additional information on him and will keep it confidential if desired. If anyone has any info and either cannot or doesn't wish to contact CVHR directly, I will be glad to pass it on. Just send me a PM. Thanks!
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    Aww poor guy! Those look like burns...?
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    Oh, my goodness! Poor thing. I hope his story has a happy ending, whether that involves his old home or a new one.


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    Yes, he's in rough shape, but he'll be okay now. Look mostly like scrapes and punctures, and CVHR and their vet haven't said anything about burns, but anything's likely since no one knows anything about him or his past, yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liberty View Post
    Yes, he's in rough shape, but he'll be okay now. Look mostly like scrapes and punctures, and CVHR and their vet haven't said anything about burns, but anything's likely since no one knows anything about him or his past, yet.
    Looks as if he got in a battle royal to me and he lost.
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    That poor horse...



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    The poor guy! I never saw injuries like that.

    This will sound weird, but the injury on his neck in this picture looks like a little horse.

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    While one of the marks (on his right shoulder) does look like maybe a kick mark, the others looked to me like maybe he had a nasty encounter with a barbed wire fence.

    Whatever the case, he's now receiving top-notch care. Looking past the wounds, he's a nice-looking guy, and his attitude has done a 180 for the better in just two days.
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    He does look like he got badly tangled in something. I hope he finds his horsey parents or a soft spot to land. He's a cute critter.
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    I'm guessing barbed wire too. That poor thing.....so glad he's in a safe place now!



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    I've seen injuries like that before, just not that many on one horse at the same time. A jack donkey will make those kinds of injuries, especially to the neck and throat. I'd be willing to bet that he is on the losing end of a fight with a miniature bad ass. Literally a bad Ass.
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    Poor guy, glad he has someone to take care of him.

    A bit strange though to have a stallion wandering around and no one looking for him? Another one was found over the winter wandering around Amherst Co. (VA) but he was in better condition. The sheriff's dept kept him for a month and no one claimed him so the last I heard they had him listed for sale - never heard who took him.

    On the other hand, when another stallion in the area got lost, everyone knew about it, even on the local tv stations.



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