Sunday, February 13, 2011

Little mule

These are the pictures that the rescue has on their website. I'm not exactly certain when they were taken, but by the looks of the trees and grass, I'd say late spring/early summer. We brought her home in April of 2010, so the pictures might be from summer 2009, and I guess her poor condition then could be due to her previous situation. However, she had difficulty shedding out and looked rough for a couple months after we got her last spring, which would be a year after the rescue pics. I'll be interested to see how she looks this spring. I know the rescue said they had her at least a year before we got her. She'll be 5 years old this summer.

This picture shows her shortly after we got her in spring. She is still not shed out, but she doesn't look as bad as I remember her being. It was probably mostly the rough coat that made her look in such poor condition and it was rough because it was old dull winter hair.

The following picture is her later in the summer. She'd shed out by then and was looking pretty glossy.

I guess the real test will be to see how she sheds out this spring.


Linda said...

Your new header is one of the best pictures I've seen of horses in a long time. It's magical.

It will be very interesting to see how she sheds her coat this year compared to last. She looked pretty good once she got that hair off--it was probably the good food.

Andrea -Mustang Saga said...

She does look to be in poor condition in those first photos. And her winter coat sure doesn't look rough yet this year. I'd think the nutrition she's getting at your place is better. She sure is a cutie!