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I think I have "sucker" tattooed on my forehead. UPDATE-2: Gained Weight But A Big BooBoo

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  • #21
    Originally posted by ChocoMare View Post
    She had the NERVE to tell my client that "should she sell him, I want first rights of refusal and if she has to put him down, I want to be there."

    Where's the Fruitbat?!
    I would never re-give/re-sale a horse to an owner who had been so neglectful !!!

    No wonder this horse went lame.

    Hopefully, he will recover.
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    • #22
      Originally posted by ChocoMare View Post

      Funny you should mention that about the current/soon-to-be-former owner. She had the NERVE to tell my client that "should she sell him, I want first rights of refusal and if she has to put him down, I want to be there."

      Where's the Fruitbat?!

      He will stay with me until the Bridge. I don't "do" resell.
      Yikes, old owner sounds like quite a piece of work, and not a good work! Dobbin will be much happier with you! It's funny in life but it seems the horses thay have the characteristics one does not want (size, gender, color etc) seem to turn out to be the best fit. I hope this is so for you and your boy.

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      • #23
        Originally posted by Scribbler View Post
        Just make sure you have a legally binding bill of sale in case once you get him fixed up, she wants him back because she figures she can sell him for a couple thousand.
        She covered that in the first post.

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          #24
          Thanks for the encouragement all!

          Got a few new details on him. He's actually 19 and as of three years ago, was at full weight and in full work, showing low level eventing.

          I pick him up on the 19th but will be seeing him Tuesday for a tweak trim and to leave the Bill of Sale & lone Dollar Bill for the current owner/dumper to sign and take, leaving me one copy which I'll get when I pick him up.

          I've got the vet scheduled to be there that afternoon for x-rays, rabies vaccine and the once over. Since he's not in good condition, I'll hold off on three-way etc vaccines. Last thing I need is for this guy to come up laminitic.

          He'll be in the back paddock by himself for at least a month, so I can concentrate on feeding him twice a day and letting him have a round bale all to himself.
          <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.

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          • #25
            Does he has a name you like, or will you need to find one?

            Sounds like he won the horse lottery this time around.

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            • #26
              I know you plan to have that bill of sale done but I would make darn sure she signs it and you have a copy before taking him home. I would put money on it that once the horse is going well and sound she'd come out of the woodwork to claim she still owns it, otherwise. I'd consider leaving a check for 1.00 but that's PITA in your checkbook. Maybe a money order? I don't know, it's just that cash is so hard to prove it changed hands.

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              • #27
                Bless you for taking this boy in. I now have 2 'special needs' geldings, and love them to pieces. I have resigned myself to the fact that God feels I need to care for the broken ones. Nothing more satisfying then seeing a good recovery after missing out on good care and love for so long.

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                • #28
                  Not to derail this thread but how well do the comfort boots stay on in turnout? I have a hard time fitting my mare. She has large round feet but smaller in circumference pasterns so her feet slide out of closed boots. I am always looking for a better choice!

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                    #29
                    Originally posted by Ruth0552 View Post
                    I know you plan to have that bill of sale done but I would make darn sure she signs it and you have a copy before taking him home. I would put money on it that once the horse is going well and sound she'd come out of the woodwork to claim she still owns it, otherwise. I'd consider leaving a check for 1.00 but that's PITA in your checkbook. Maybe a money order? I don't know, it's just that cash is so hard to prove it changed hands.
                    Good point. I'll do a check and keep a copy

                    Bluey Yeah, he has a name, but until this is done/legal, I'll keep mum.
                    <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.

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                    • #30
                      Originally posted by ChocoMare View Post

                      Good point. I'll do a check and keep a copy

                      Bluey Yeah, he has a name, but until this is done/legal, I'll keep mum.
                      Good idea to keep in mind the old "bird in hand" first.

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                      • #31
                        Originally posted by SusanO View Post
                        Not to derail this thread but how well do the comfort boots stay on in turnout? I have a hard time fitting my mare. She has large round feet but smaller in circumference pasterns so her feet slide out of closed boots. I am always looking for a better choice!
                        I used these and they worked well.
                        https://www.easycareinc.com/our_boot...boot-Cloud.asp

                        Personally I wouldn't count on the Clouds to stand up to a lot of play or fancy moving around, although I didn't try that with them. They were for a horse that was on rest in a stall with a run. I think the company says that they can be worn for light riding - I don't remember that exactly. I had some more traditional trail boots that I used for riding (after his feet were nearly well, not while he needed the Cloud boot).

                        The one caveat is that, although they did stay on my TB, however depending on the footing, the insides tended to pick up grit, sand and mud. They really have to be removed, washed out and put on again, once a day. With luck the horse can do without them long enough to let them dry. Adding some vetwrap at the top might help that (it didn't stick all that well for me, I'm not a master at vetwrap).

                        Those boots are insanely expensive, and they were a little bit of trouble to keep clean inside every day, but they WORKED. The horse that was hobbling on sore soles was so happy to get his on, he gave a couple of little bucks to celebrate.

                        A tip that when I was trying them on to make sure of the fit, I used plastic grocery bags over his feet to keep the inside of the boots clean, in case I wanted to return them.

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                        • #32
                          Originally posted by ChocoMare View Post

                          Good point. I'll do a check and keep a copy

                          Bluey Yeah, he has a name, but until this is done/legal, I'll keep mum.
                          Better write that check for $20 then, because you want to make SURE it is cashed! A check for $1 is way too easy to "forget".

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                            #33
                            Originally posted by RubyTuesday View Post

                            Better write that check for $20 then, because you want to make SURE it is cashed! A check for $1 is way too easy to "forget".
                            I decided to do $10. That's what I paid for my last horse too!
                            <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.

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                              #34
                              Saw our new boy yesterday afternoon. Still looking rough but the gal who's had him for the past 3 1/2 months has been shoving food down him as best she could.

                              As usual, he was such a gentleman for his trim. He never bats an eyelash at the grinder and usually has the next hoof in the air before I get there. Just 10 more days till he comes Home.
                              <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.

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                              • #35
                                Looks like he is improving by leaps and bounds.

                                If he was at the track, you pick feet all from the left and in a certain order and they offer you the next foot.
                                You don't walk around the horse to pick the other side.
                                I am sure you already knew that, but just sayin'.

                                Hoping you get him, he looks like he could use a friend.

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                                  #36
                                  Originally posted by Bluey View Post
                                  Looks like he is improving by leaps and bounds.

                                  If he was at the track, you pick feet all from the left and in a certain order and they offer you the next foot.
                                  You don't walk around the horse to pick the other side.
                                  I am sure you already knew that, but just sayin'.

                                  Hoping you get him, he looks like he could use a friend.
                                  Thanks. He will be officially ours, once tootsabelle cashes the $10 check I left for her last night.
                                  <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.

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                                    #37
                                    Oh and here's what he looked like just a few years ago
                                    <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.

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                                    • #38
                                      He's a doll, love his expression. And a herd of three is a perfect number I've always found .

                                      Congratulations!
                                      One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
                                      William Shakespeare

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                                        #39
                                        Well tomorrow is the big day. The owner/dumper is not able to be there when I pick him up, so I over-nighted the bill of sale & check to her, with a self-addressed/stamped envelope so she can return my copy to me.

                                        Thankfully she's been very nice and has given me more info.

                                        His Jockey Club registered name is Shamrock Cat, so a Storm Cat grandson. His teeth haven't been floated in TWO years!!! I’m sure that’s the main reason behind his weight loss. She’s giving me his heavy weight blanket and I’m trading the price of a trim with one of my clients for a rain sheet--which I'll desperately need tomorrow since a big storm is coming thru.

                                        I'll have more pics Monday and the update from the vet.
                                        <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.

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                                        • #40
                                          He's handsome and very lucky to come into your care. Love his name. Lot's of possibilities there: Sham, Rocky, Lucky!
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