Rascal was rescued from a horse auction about a month ago. We paid $75 for him
Rascal is a registered American Miniature Horse. When we got him he was Skin and Bones! After letting him settle in for a week we did a bunch of blood tests and fecal tests. All of the blood tests came back relatively normal but the fecal tests came back with 500 worm eggs per gram! A huge amount in a horse, it can be a death sentence in something as small as Rascal! We've carefully been deworming him, gradually introducing a high quality, high fat senior feed (not because he's old, he's only 4, but because senior feeds are easy to chew and easy to digest, which will be great for him) We've also been gradually getting him used to more and more grass, in the next week or so he'll be able to go out on grass all day!
Here are a couple pictures from today! He's already gained quite a bit of weight, so you can just imagine the condition he was in when I got him. The fact that he's even still alive is nothing short of a miracle.