Ashamed? Why should you be ashamed to showus the before pictures? you are not the one who put him in that condition.
Because I race with these people.I am sickened that I am in a business that humans can allow this to be done to a horse.
The nice thing about it now they no I am watching so they wont let it happen to another horse. I only give horsemen like this one chance and that is probably to many.
I was told I should have put the horse down and he was dieing.
He is back jogging and is a few wks out from Qualifying.
The greatest compliment I have is knowing from the horse himself to see his eyes lift when he sees that track.
When i watch him jog he is more gorgeous than any Frisian cart horse.He has such a beautiful way of going.I am so proud to watch him.If he doesnt race that will be just fine too.
I rode him once across my pasture before he went back to the track and my God what power.
Excellent job, Fuzzy! It's one of the "good feelings" that you get in this business - watching an animal do a complete turn around and thrive.
Quick question....are you including a daily dewormer in his feeding regimen now or just the regular bi-monthly rotationals? I know the daily Strongid-type pellet dewormers are pretty popular with trainers out here, but I have been reluctant to try them since I have this (maybe unfounded) fear of "over worming". At the same time I know that horses like yours who have had severe parasitic infestations are prone to colic and other digestive issues and it may be beneficial to them....just wondering.
No I have him on no daily wormer.
He is always on ulcer medicine and his diet is watch very close.
(I think) I am not at the track as I have to work and pay the bills.
So I can only trust in the trainer.