There is a LOVELY 17.3h TBX or WBx at Palm Beach Animal Care and Control, FL. He is listed as 14 probably closer to 20. He came in thin and has a few issues like a big ankle, an extra bump on one hip bone and SUMMER SORES . They are in his eyes and on his er um...you know. They are hard to treat in FL...but he has been taken of the adoptable list because of this!! ??
There must be a situation for him! He is well trained, rideable appears sound and such a sweety! Have to find a solution in the next few days!!
I would not be deterred from buying a horse with summer sores, but with the summer sores, his age, his ankle, and poor appearance he might have a hard time of it; I hope they have good luck finding a home for the poor guy.
Pure Thoughts has too many horses and treating summer sores is big down here...it was discussed but...
He'd be a great husband horse for light riding for someone without too many horses . He really is VERY SWEET!!
PB ACC would not send him to MillCreek... because they KNOW a horse like him requires care that isn't available there. They would rather send him to heaven...but I think he's really way too nice for that, and therefore I have posted here. He has filled out and only a few ribs are showing. I don't think his useful days are over.
I went to visit Zeus today. I taped him at 16.3 maybe 17 no shoes. His eyes are looking good just a little granulation in one I took pictures. His leg was wrapped but it was what looked like 'scratches' . It had looks of goop on it so I couldn't tell if it actually is a summer sore or just persistent scratches. Certainly nothing I would have taken him off the adoptable list for!
He has an extra knob on one hip bone but doesn't appear to affect anything. His leg with the 'summer sore' was stocked up a bit? ...or just a slightly larger ankle...again, without xray, I'd say nothing that would make him LAME. He's about up to weight. He does have what looks like a summer sore on his henis.
I really think this is a VERY NICE HORSE and has a lot of useful life left in him. He just needs a little TLC to get over the boo-boos. One employee was working on his eyes, I was taking off his leg wraps and another employee was kissing on his nose. This was right after his pasturemate was turned out and he was alone in the barn...not a wrong step, not an anxious moment...he just stood like a rock loving the attention. Bet he was a well loved horse most of his life!
Anyone? I just can't believe they are considering putting him down!!! this is definitely a kill shelter...lots of nice dogs/cats get euth'd daily.
Don't know how to change title as he is 16.3-17h not 17.3!!
Dog - no pics on the site because they took him off the adoptable list!! They have a flyer with 4 riding pictures but I forgot to grab it when I left (after hours I leave a different way). The gal who took the pictures is out until Wed.
He is BIG BONED, handsome face, now in good weight, slightly visible ribs but not awful.. He is big bodied, his neck could be a little longer making me think cross, he is not PERFECTLY conformed but not bad. He is handsome but the best part is his mind and the fact that he is trained!
I'll go back tomorrow and see what I can come up with.
Lynnwood, thanks for the link...I just thought about a program nearby and will contact them tomorrow. This is a 10 yrs younger 'Max' type. They don't get much history at ACC or at least they don't share it. His owner surrendered him and 3 others. She was out of the area and had been paying for their keep and let's just say didn't get her money's worth. I don't think she got to choose one and prob. couldn't afford the penalties, board, etc for all. so she surrendered rather than face animal cruelty charges ( apparently they felt she SHOULD have known the condition). Well, there is prob. more to it...
I just think the horse shouldn't be the loser here! 2 were adopted, one euthanized of the 4 and Zeus...well it's not looking good for him.
Fortunately the fly that causes summer sores is not all over the country. My horse had it two years ago, in FL, and after I bought him and brought him to MA, he was fine. I hope this guy finds a new home.
Hi Uphill, it's Kristin from ACC. Rosemary has been the biggest person campaigning for the pulling of this horse from adoption. I have been arguing with her for days about the sores. He came in mid summer after months of ZERO care and only had one active summer sore on his hind leg. He has scars where others have obviously been but now since he's been with us they are cropping up all over. Go figure now since he gets a clean stall, regular baths, good food, and regular worming and now they are all over. I rode him and have pics and vids. He is a great guy who knows his stuff! I don't believe he should be euthanized over his summer sores.
I go back to work tomorrow as I was off for the holiday weekend. I will get back to this thread tomorrow with some update on what decisions have been made. The last I heard Friday he was going to be a special needs adoption but by the tone of the op that has changed. Uphill is a volunteer at the shelter and helps out a lot with the horses.