Number 10 a sweet little mare. Molly (registered as Mom's Baby) (she is bully of the bunch) foaled 12/31/97 appx 38 inches chestnut She has a potential home.
MOLLY aka #10
Got Molly "home" around 10:00 pm, thanks Lucinda for your help with truck, trailer and time, I really appreciate it. Molly got a couple of handfuls of grain standing in my hay barn, it was raining, and then we went to the corral where the goats reside. "Blue" picked up on her right away and nickered to her in the dark, she answered back, and he became very excited jogging in and out of his stall. I got her some hay and opened the window into the barn where she was waiting, she ate a few bites and then was interested in checking out her new digs. She should settle in great tonight with Blue standing guard.
Today Molly had her health check with my vet, she was surprisingly good, even with her teeth exam and float. She only tried to jump over Dr. Scot and I once, considering what he was doing to her mouth, that was pretty good. Her lung sounds were good but hard to hear over her gut sounds. He checked her skin for parasites and everything looked good except for two small patches under her mane where it looked like she had rain rot or something, he cleaned the areas up leaving normal skin. Her eyes were clear and her hooves were in remarkable condition, he cleaned them good and showed me that she had never foundered due to the thin white line on her hoof. He said the ribbing on the front of her hooves did show that her nutrition was very poor about 6-months ago, then improved for awhile, but got worse again, very interesting how you can read that much out of her hooves. Dr. Scot did an interior and exterior probing exam on her mouth and teeth, he said her incisors were spaced properly and were amazingly good for a mini horse. Molly had mild points on uppers and lowers, hooks on 306 and 406 and no wolf teeth, Dr. Scot worked on her teeth doing what he could do with a float, even blunting the two hooks. Since we do not know the extent of the vaccinations Molly has had in her life, we elected to start from scratch and vaccinate her for Tetanus Toxoid, Influenza, Encephalomyelitis, Rhinopneumonitis and West Nile. Molly was also dewormed with a wormer that takes care of tape worm plus other possible worms. Dr. Scot said she is close to a good weight, only needing to gain maybe 10-20 pounds and that if she is getting good pasture, which she is, she should not be given hay in addition to the grass. She does get a little, very little, grain so that I can give her some probiotics. All in all, she is in good shape for all of the abuse she has seen in her 11-years of life.