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Thanks In Advance - Tia the Rescue Pony!

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  • Thanks In Advance - Tia the Rescue Pony!

    Well...I wasnt planning on getting a horse just yet, but when I saw her, I had to have her.

    A friend of mine sent me a note Wednesday morning about a mare that was owned by someone she knew that needed a new home. She was told the mare needed a little weight, but nothing major. Apparently the mare also has an issue with kicking. Kicking and a slight weight problem, I thought..ok no biggie.

    Went to look at the mare Wednesday night after giving lessons and this is what I found. Please be warned - she is far more then Skinny....and the girl who contacted me about her was in tears.

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    As you can imagine, I immediately called my husband who said "Bring her Home!". I made arrangements to pick her up the next night after work. There was no water, hay, grass or feed to be seen.

    We picked her up Thursday night. 5 minutes and she was on the trailer. We got her home and immediately placed her in her nice new stall. Fresh water, hay, sawdust and a new mineral block for her. She settled in nicely and never offered to be nasty or dis-respectful.

    We let her take her time and relax before pulling her out for pictures. I am trying to document as much as I can.

    Here she is Thursday at her new home.

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    I have started her slowly on an extruded senior feed with plenty of hay and about 6 hours of turnout with grass. So far, she is still super sweet and very polite. I am hoping to get the farrier out this week...if she would ever call people back (I am about to call someone else) and get the vet out this week as well so we can take her off quarentine.

    I am just at a loss for how sweet this mare is even considering the amount of pain she must be in. I am just hoping to get her back up to weight, put some good training on her and find her a nice home with a 4Her. (She is to small for me!)

    The problem....I think I already love her!!!
    Last edited by BoomerButt; Nov. 29, 2012, 02:49 PM. Reason: Update Title - Again 11/29
    Boomer's Hopes & Dreams
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    Tia - The Rescue
    RIP Boomer - May 21, 1989 - November 3, 2010

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    The look on her face in the last photo is hurtful and hopeful at the same time. She looks like a total sweetheart and I look forward to seeing her progress. Thank you for taking her in!!
    Alis volat propriis.

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    • #3
      bless you....

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      • #4
        Wow. I love the last photo! It just says so much. I agree she looks really sad and still hopeful. Poor girl. I expect she's quickly falling in love with you! You've done such a good thing for her!
        Born under a rock and owned by beasts!

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          Last edited by ako; Sep. 24, 2012, 01:15 PM. Reason: Technical issues
          Born under a rock and owned by beasts!

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          • #6
            Oops dupe
            Born under a rock and owned by beasts!

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            • #7
              Wow. Good for you!

              She is thin enough that you may want to review the refeeding guidelines for starved horses: http://www.starvinghorses.com/Refeedingsyndrome.html

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                #8
                Thank you everyone.

                I was able to get some background information on her as well. She was broke as a 2 year old. They rode her for a year and then bred her at 3. They didnt ride or do anything with her while she was pregnant. When they started weaning the baby they tried to get on and just go with her. She gave them some sort of an issue...who wouldnt....and then they sent her to the feed lot to be sold for slaughter. The lady I got her from rescued her in 2011 - looking 100x better then what she looks like now.

                Her eyes have a little more light in them each time I go to the barn. She calls and talks to you as soon as you walk into the barn. My Mom and daughter went to see her Saturday and she said they didnt even get out of the car before she was talking to them.

                She really is a sweet girl. Im hoping she stays that way.

                Simkie - Thank you. I will take a good look at that link. My mom and I have rehabbed before so I know some of the things to look out for. I am taking it very slow with her, so far so good. But any help I can get, I will take it!

                Thank you all again. I am taking over evening chores at the barn so hopefully I can get a few pictures of her happily eating grass before dinner tonight.
                Boomer's Hopes & Dreams
                On Facebook
                Tia - The Rescue
                RIP Boomer - May 21, 1989 - November 3, 2010

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                • #9
                  I need new glasses...I glanced over the title: My new Butt

                  yeah, I have a head cold, that's my story and I am planning to stick to it!
                  Originally posted by BigMama1
                  Facts don't have versions. If they do, they are opinions
                  GNU Terry Prachett

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                  • #10
                    Yes, I agree, Bless You.

                    She looks like a nice horse.

                    How old do you think she is?

                    What breed?

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                      #11
                      She is 6 years old. The girl who got her last year registered her in the Pinto Association. Cant prove her bloodlines so no APHA registration for this girl.

                      Her previous owner gave her the registered name of "One Man's Trash" - I am hoping the Pinto Assoc will let me change that. She is no ones' trash!

                      Her new name is Tia. Working on a show name....
                      Boomer's Hopes & Dreams
                      On Facebook
                      Tia - The Rescue
                      RIP Boomer - May 21, 1989 - November 3, 2010

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                      • Original Poster

                        #12
                        Originally posted by Alagirl View Post
                        I need new glasses...I glanced over the title: My new Butt

                        yeah, I have a head cold, that's my story and I am planning to stick to it!
                        Thank you for that giggle! hahahaha! I needed that! - PS - Dont feel bad I left my glasses at home...reading is a bit of a chore right now.
                        Boomer's Hopes & Dreams
                        On Facebook
                        Tia - The Rescue
                        RIP Boomer - May 21, 1989 - November 3, 2010

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                        • #13
                          Bless your heart for helping her. I hipe her rehab goes smoothly.

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                          • #14
                            Oh, my.

                            Why do they always say "oh, he/she's just a little skinny"? My guy looked like this and came with that description too. Jingles that she comes around as well as he did, it's a good sign if she's eating readily.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by BoomerButt View Post
                              She is 6 years old. The girl who got her last year registered her in the Pinto Association. Cant prove her bloodlines so no APHA registration for this girl.

                              Her previous owner gave her the registered name of "One Man's Trash" - I am hoping the Pinto Assoc will let me change that. She is no ones' trash!

                              Her new name is Tia. Working on a show name....
                              I think a show name should definitely include something about treasue

                              Thank you so much for taking her. She sounds precious.

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                              • #16
                                Oh blessings all OVER you!!! Will be very interested to see how she progresses. Sounds like a total sweetheart.

                                And why is she too small for you? (I'm 5'6" and ride a 14.2 Paso . . .)
                                What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!

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                                • #17
                                  I hope the previous owner didn't have any other animals.

                                  Good job. I don't think she looks too small for you!

                                  StG

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                                  • #18
                                    What a sweet face. Thanks for giving her a second chance.
                                    __________________________
                                    "... if you think i'm MAD, today, of all days,
                                    the best day in ten years,
                                    you are SORELY MISTAKEN, MY LITTLE ANCHOVY."

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                                    • Original Poster

                                      #19
                                      Thanks guys - She is far to small for me - I am 5'6 and 270lbs.....If I was 5'6" and 160lbs I wouldnt worry, but I am a big girl and I know it. The last thing I wanna do is hurt her.

                                      (Thats the next step in my future - getting ready for gastric bypass in Feb/March)
                                      Boomer's Hopes & Dreams
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                                      Tia - The Rescue
                                      RIP Boomer - May 21, 1989 - November 3, 2010

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                                      • #20
                                        She's one lucky girl to have found you and your husband! I bet when she gets back up to her fightin' weight, she's going to be a wonderful girl!

                                        Bless you!

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