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flambards
24th May 2010, 09:39 PM
So the verdict: he's really not as bad as I was prepared for him to be. He's lost a little muscle tone and has a grass belly, but he's not obese.

Problems:
- His toes are long in front: he needs a trim pretty soon.
- He has some thrush in all hooves (treated with thrush buster)
- He has several bug bites, some of which look infected (treated with ointment)

I will be asking his owner to put thrush buster on him whenever she gets the chance - I hate being presumptuous but he's very good with his hooves and it shouldn't take more than 4 minutes every other day.

He looked sound to me from the ground, so I had a quick little walk/trot on board to see how he felt. Besides being rather stumbly in the trot, which I'm going to blame on his long toes and the uneven pasture footing, he was a star! I love that I can get on him in his pasture with no lunging or anything beforehand after he's had six months off and have no disagreements whatsoever. I have such a pleasant, lovely pony. What a star.

Sorry the pictures are boring, I was on my own.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/gracebh/Domino/DSC_0023-3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/gracebh/Domino/DSC_0028-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/gracebh/Domino/DSC_0034-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/gracebh/Domino/DSC_0036-2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/gracebh/Domino/DSC_0044.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/gracebh/Domino/DSC_0046.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/gracebh/Domino/DSC_0053.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/gracebh/Domino/DSC_0057-2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/gracebh/Domino/DSC_0060.jpg

His pretty separation line <3
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/gracebh/Domino/DSC_0068.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/gracebh/Domino/DSC_0098.jpg
Oh, and just for funs - this is the door Domino broke down after breaking out of his stall twice when we first met him. So happy now that we didn't let that deter us at the time (even though it probably should have).
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/gracebh/Domino/DSC_0075.jpg

And for those who remember me mentioning the "show horse" people kept suggesting I take - she's the bay in the center. Super cute! Her name is Carly and I believe she events. I really like the look of her... but nothing can hold a flame to my little superstar pony.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/gracebh/Domino/DSC_0103.jpg

banjo
24th May 2010, 10:10 PM
he is looking well considering he not done much . I must have missed a post, so is he back in your life again or where you just visiting

Catg
24th May 2010, 10:11 PM
So have you got him back then hun? He's a lovely boy, very pretty markings xx

Cobby Keri
24th May 2010, 10:18 PM
pleased to see pics of dom again, glad it wasnt as bad as you prepared yourself for. He really is a gem, not many horses you can get back on and ride around the field after being off work.

flambards
24th May 2010, 10:41 PM
My dressage instructor has offered me a stall and would like for him to be a working livery horse - use him for lessons and reduce my board, which would be ideal for everyone. Hopefully if I can get transport sorted out I will bring him to school with me in August. I went to check on him today to see if the laminitis has come back and if he has any problems I wouldn't be prepared to deal with on my own :)

gem
25th May 2010, 11:41 AM
Wow he really is looking better than expected!! That'll no doubt be down to what good condition he was in when you gave him back. Eeee so exciting!!