As for today, I *did* say I'd post the Fugly Friday Stallion over the weekend... and well, that just didn't happen. You'll get it today, and our regular ad for Monday Madness as well.
EDIT: 1:21 pm. I had an email sent to me in response to this particular ad that really made me stop and wonder what are we doing to our horses.
Check THIS out!
A black and white pinto miniature horse was born just this last week in New Hampsire, and like she said, there's a very striking resemblance.
I read all 6 comments, and one said the horse was deformed, and another said that minis sometimes are just born weak in the hind end like this.... which leaves me wondering which is true? No doubt that it looks like there is something seriously wrong with this foal - he's all unbalanced, his head is way out of proportion from his body, and then there's the back end/legs...
What was it about him being a stallion that made him hard to keep? Was there mares nearby that he couldn't get to, and worried himself to skinniness? Was there a medical condition? Or was it just his freaking teeth that you had floated (probably for the first time) while he was gelded that was the entire problem? Horses that can't chew well don't get that much food in their bellies. If it hurts US to chew when we have cavities, or exposed nerves, imagine what it would feel like with giant spears jabbing us in our mouths every time we took a bite!
Just looking at him from a very basic training point of view, fitting a saddle to him would be the biggest nightmare anyone ever willingly took on. Anyone that buys this guy would really do better to just learn to ride him bareback, and save both themselves and the horse the pain of a saddle.
And then there is the legs and feet. I'm shuddering just looking at them.