Update on "Filthy"

lelly

Well-Known Member
Joined
4 October 2011
Messages
876
I posted a couple of months ago about a horse I bought in a bad state. Ruby I called her. I bought her as a four year old but it turns out she is two today. She had the wrong passport. Anyway I managed to find the right passport through her microchip number. I was told she was a welsh cross friesien but I have spoken to her breeder and she is actually a welsh d cross Irish draught. She was an absolute mess when I got her but she is coming on lovely. So here she is before and after.
[/IMG]She has changed completely in the three and a half months I have had her. She has trust issues from ill treatment in the past but is coming round nicely. She has a beautiful nature and I am so pleased with her.
 

mynutmeg

Well-Known Member
Joined
5 February 2011
Messages
3,082
Location
Cumbria
Shes gorgeous and going to be lovely ehen she eventually finishes growing
 

9tails

Well-Known Member
Joined
20 January 2009
Messages
4,755
Very nice! But she very much looks 2 in the original photo.
 

Moomin1

Well-Known Member
Joined
28 July 2010
Messages
7,970
She looks very hairy in the first pic, but not in a terrible condition to be honest.

Glad she has found a nice home anyway.
 

glamourpuss

Well-Known Member
Joined
18 January 2006
Messages
2,836
I'm not surprised you are pleased with her she looks absolutely gorgeous in your after picture!
 

teabiscuit

Well-Known Member
Joined
15 November 2005
Messages
2,263
She was filthy wasn't she. She looks great now, and such a difference in her expression.
 

Sukistokes2

Well-Known Member
Joined
11 April 2011
Messages
4,244
Location
I live in Kent
This made me go awwww,
she is lucky to have found you and honestly by the look of the second photo you are lucky to have found her. What a star!
 

lelly

Well-Known Member
Joined
4 October 2011
Messages
876
Thanks everyone, she is lovely. I know the first picture doesn't show how bad she actually was. She was riddled with worms, covered in lice and feather mites. She had a big bottom but she was very ribby. She was covered with what I can only describe as concrete. It was that hard that I have had to wait for it to moult off. Washing didn't touch it not even pliers could break it up and it was too close to the skin to clip off. I'm pleased she's with me now because she will never be in such a sorry state again.
 

Meowy Catkin

Meow!
Joined
19 July 2010
Messages
22,635
Oh bless her - lice, mites and worms, she must have been miserable. She looks fantastic now - well done. :D
 

niagaraduval

Well-Known Member
Joined
26 June 2008
Messages
3,033
Location
Picardie France
Oh wow ! I love stories like these, makes me want to go and get a load of strays.

She looks lovely ! Keep up the good work !

The transformation is amazing !
 

splashgirl45

Lurcher lover
Joined
6 March 2010
Messages
14,925
Location
suffolk
what a lovely mare now!!!!! hope she gives you lots of fun she looks like she will be a nice chunky girl...
 

Rollin

Well-Known Member
Joined
10 March 2008
Messages
4,779
Gosh not the same horse!! Congratulations on a job well done.
 

kerrieberry2

Well-Known Member
Joined
28 June 2009
Messages
2,357
Location
Basingstoke
wow wow wow, what a change! she is soooooooo lucky she has found you! and at least now you have 2 yrs to build trust with her before you back her! luckily baby horse
 

lelly

Well-Known Member
Joined
4 October 2011
Messages
876
Thank you everyone. We still have a lot of work to do but she is getting the right care and nutrition now so onwards and upwards!
 

Merrymoles

Well-Known Member
Joined
21 January 2010
Messages
5,154
Location
Up t'dale
She will be a cracker! How big is she? The pictures are deceiving as she looks much smaller in the first pic than the second.
 

lelly

Well-Known Member
Joined
4 October 2011
Messages
876
Yes goldenstar I agree a better cross, I was very happy when the breeder told me. Moleskinsmum she is about 14.2/3, very bum high. The second picture is a close up as she always walks towards the camera to see what it is. She should hopefully make the 15.2 I was hoping for now.
 

Goldenstar

Well-Known Member
Joined
28 March 2011
Messages
45,781
Yes goldenstar I agree a better cross, I was very happy when the breeder told me. Moleskinsmum she is about 14.2/3, very bum high. The second picture is a close up as she always walks towards the camera to see what it is. She should hopefully make the 15.2 I was hoping for now.

Great for riding and driving .
 

lelly

Well-Known Member
Joined
4 October 2011
Messages
876
Yes I agree but the roads around here are very busy. I'm not sure it would be safe driving. I know I will still have to ride on them but at least you can get out of the way.
 

lelly

Well-Known Member
Joined
4 October 2011
Messages
876
Hi Elsiecat, I was hoping you would see this. Hasn't she changed? I am so proud of her. You must have had the same feeling with Bailey. I hope he's ok.
 

LittleGinger

Well-Known Member
Joined
9 March 2012
Messages
708
Wow, what a beauty she's become! And in only 3 months? Brilliant - what a lucky little mare :)
 
Top