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UPDATE: RIP Frog Pond Farm's Draft Rescue, Ollie. :(

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  • UPDATE: RIP Frog Pond Farm's Draft Rescue, Ollie. :(

    He went from being a Breyer horse model, and Shire stallion, to neglected, then Colitis, Abcesses, and sinking founder. Poor boy.

    Here's a local news report about him:


    And their Facebook page:


    And here is the album that his farrier, Esco Buff, put together, when he worked on Ollie at OSU:

    And here is Frog Pond Farm's website: http://www.frogpondfarmdrafts.com/
    Last edited by Freebird!; Mar. 20, 2013, 08:51 AM.
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  • #2
    My g-d what happened to his 'people'? How on earth do these things happen? How do people let.this.happen? Poor poor animal.
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    • #3
      Oh no. I've been following his story and didn't know about these recent problems... my heart sank when I saw the farrier x rays... Poor poor Ollie.


      • #4
        As the person of a Fox Valley Shire, I am horrified by what happened to Ollie. I am sending healing wishes his way.


        • #5
          Oh no. I am a fan of Frog Pond Draft Horse Rescue & Lisa, but I haven't been keeping up. Poor Ollie. I sure hope he makes it through this.
          Last edited by ldaziens; Mar. 8, 2013, 12:25 AM. Reason: typo
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          • #6
            I saw it come up on my FB feed (last night? Night before?) when Esco put it up.

            If anyone can save Ollie, it will be Dr. Buff. He's awesome.


            • #7
              there was good news tonight, he passed a full load of manure and is eating and drinking.


              • #8
                Yup, Esco is my farrier so I've been following. Poor guy, hopefully he's on the road to recovery!
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                • #9
                  I've been following their facebook page. He's such a pretty guy. I hope they can fix him up.
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                  • #10
                    Question: Are the Fox Valley Shires the ones bred by that nutbag in Illinois, who thought Shires were so magikal that he bred a million of them and flooded the market? I remember driving by his place decades ago and seeing vast herds of them, and then hearing he couldn't sell them all and they were going to auction. I also have a friend who lived across from his ill-conceived "Shireland," that is now a deserted collection of ramshackle buildings.
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                    • #11
                      Yes, it's so awful! There is a thread about him on another racing site I'm on. Sending jingles his way!



                      • #12
                        Yes, the Fox Valley line of Shires were originally bred by "that nutbag in Illinois." I used to work at Shireland caring for, riding and driving his Shires. The horses were amazing. My boss/the owner was not. It is a shame to see this horse in such a bad spot but I am thrilled that he is getting the care that he needs. This particular horse is not one that I knew or worked with.


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                          They posted new videos of Ollie getting his new shoes: https://www.youtube.com/user/FrogPon...?feature=watch
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Freebird! View Post
                            They posted new videos of Ollie getting his new shoes: https://www.youtube.com/user/FrogPon...?feature=watch
                            any news today?


                            • #15
                              Update: Ollie passed away today.



                              • #16
                                Originally posted by threedogpack View Post
                                Poor Lisa. Thankfully Ollie got a whole lot of love and kindness at the end of his life, but I sure am sad he didn't have more time.

                                RIP Ollie
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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by ldaziens View Post
                                  Poor Lisa. Thankfully Ollie got a whole lot of love and kindness at the end of his life, but I sure am sad he didn't have more time.

                                  RIP Ollie
                                  RIP Ollie. What was the actual diagnosis / on set of his illness etc?
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                                  • #18
                                    So sad. I can't see Facebook from work so can someone tell me what happened?


                                    • #19
                                      Oh, that's a GD shame. RIP Ollie.
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                                      • Original Poster

                                        From what I read on the FB updates, his feet were doing better, but he went into liver failure, said to be caused by his laying down so much. The way I read it, he was not pts, but died on his own, but I could be totally wrong on that.
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