Friday, August 21, 2009

Beau - A wee more info

Just to be clear, this was not Lacey's horse. She brought him to me. THANK YOU Lacey!

Beau DID belong to someone she knows, and though she knew he was thin, from the road, he didn't look that bad. When he came up to her today, she was appauled.

The previous owner (We'll call him "POS" cuz we don't know his name) had stopped taking care of Beau and figured that being out on pasture was "enough". He had a TON of grass, just no teeth with which to chew.

Apparently the neighbors HAD called the Sheriff, who'd been out twice. POS had stalled, stating someone was taking him. I STILL think POS should be arrested for this.

Beau, is early to mid-twenty something, CUTE!, has a VERY kind eye, and was a kid's horse. By kid's horse, I mean 4-H, gymkhana, games, trails, the works. Put him in a hackamore and off you go, no worries.

The dark hair on his back was the T-Cleanse that I poured on him right when he got here. It appears that he has a lovely case of rainrot from standing in the sprinklers. It's crusty, scabby, and very tender.

When I told Mike about this guy coming, he said he was throwing me out. I asked Cathy if me, 8 horses, 2 dogs, and 2 cats could go stay with her. She just laughed at me. (I was about half serious!) (By the way - He was just kidding. Once he saw Beau and the condition he was in, his whole demeanor changed. He is very upset by this.)

Once Beau arrived, you could hear the steam building. I believe my mild-mannered husband actually said "What the F*ck?"

The cost of pellets and Senior feed are going to kill me. As much as I hate to beg or ask for help, if you can spare ANYTHING it would be very much appreciated.

18 comments:

Sally said...

How I send it to you?

Nikker said...

Hello...been busy, thus quiet...please re-email me your address and I'll send a couple of $$ your way for the old fella!!

Nikker said...

Scratch that... I found your address!!

Golden Girl said...

Just found your blog thanks to FHOTD.
Bless your heart for taking on toothless ol' Beau. Hope you can financially stand it for the long haul. Sr. horses are a huge expense!
If you want a few $$ from me, (I feed 10 horses/ponies/minis of my own) I too need your address, or do you have a PayPal?

Karen V said...

Golden Girl - I do have a paypal account. I'm not sure how to post the information, though. Do you know what I should post?

I put my mailing address on the front page, just below the picture of my appy running barrels.

I think this first month is going to be the hardest because he'll be eating double or triple what he would normally, trying to get up to weight. Then there's the coming vet bill - I want his teeth looked at and done once he's up to a weight where he can take the stress. And the farrier bill.

I was expecting "skinny", which I've dealt with in the past in the deep cold of winter. But NONE of them were even close to this!

Thank you! We appraciate any little bit.

ktibb said...

Wow! Beau sounds like he's earned a good retirement! I'd gladly donate what I can to help... for paypal we just need the email address you used to register I think...

Karen V said...

The paypal e-mail addy is:

knefous@yahoo.com

Karen Vermillion

Thanks a TON!

Melissa-ParadigmFarms said...

Karen, I tried to send some money to that paypal addy and it wouldn't work, kept telling me to enter a valid e-mail? I tried four times and I use paypal a lot so I don't think I'm doing anything wrong? Of course knowing me I'm missing something fairly obvious!

Karen V said...

Melissa -

Hmm... I looked again. The e-mail address is correct. Once you log onto your paypal account, you click on "Send Money", enter the e-mail and the amount. Is that what you're doing?

fuglyhorseoftheday said...

I've paypalled her a lot so I know it works - she has boarded several horses for me! :-)

Poor old Beau. I know he will look better soon though. He must be so happy that the mush is showing up!

Melissa-ParadigmFarms said...

Karen that is exactly what I did - logged in, clicked on send money and copied and pasted your e-mail address, and when I tried to complete the transaction got the invalid e-mail message. I'll try again. Like I said I use paypal a lot and have completed hundreds of transactions so it was wierd!

Melissa-ParadigmFarms said...

Ah, I just got it to work. If I tried to copy/paste the e-mail addy it wouldn't work for some reason but when I typed the exact same address it did. Weird.

Karen V said...

Thank you Melissa! There WILL be a "Thank you" post, that shows itemized expenditures. Your (and Jason's) generosity is very much appreciated.

EquiSoup said...

I sincerely wish you the best with your new rescue. He was DEFINITELY in the need of some love! I wish I could afford to help you guys out!!

chelsea said...

how can I help, what is your address so I can send $$$

Karen V said...

Chelsea - On the main page, under the followers, I've posted my mailing address. Thank you! I appreciate your help!

canchzr said...

I'm so happy you found me and Fastrack or should I say I found you!! What your doing for Beau and others like him is awesome!! I know he's on his way to a better life already!!

Anonymous said...

YOU SHOULD NOT POST FALSE INFORMATION ON YOUR SITE. I WILL GIVE YOU SOME FACTS! BEAU IS OVER THIRTY. BEAU WAS OWNED BY A WOMAN WHO CAME TO VISIT YOU AND BEAU LAST SUNDAY. SHE DUMPED HIM OFF AT MY HOUSE TEN YEARS AGO. NEVER PAID FOR ANYTHING IN TEN YEARS. I FED HIM AND PAID VET BILLS FOR TEN YEARS. I TRIED TO GET HER TO DO SOMETHING WITH HIM FOR TEN YEARS. I WAS WELL AWARE OF THE PROBLEMS WITH HIS TEETH AND HAVE FED HIM PELLETS, GRAIN AND SUPPLIMENTS FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS BUT I DON'T HAVE THE TIME AND MONEY TO DO IT ANY MORE. IT WAS NOT UNTIL THE SHERIFF CALLED ME AND I THREATEND TO PUT HIM DOWN THAT SHE DECIDED TO FINALY DO SOMETHING. PUT THESE FACTS ON YOUR FRONT PAGE AND POINT YOUR ACCUSING FINGER IN THE DIRECTION IT BELONGS! P.S. APOLOGY ACCEPTED.