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    As some of you know, I volunteer for New York Horse Rescue, a thoroughbred horse charity. Our mission is to rescue OTTBs from either slaughter auctions or when we can, from directly off the track from their trainers and owners. We then rehabilitate them as necessary and place them in adoptive homes.

    Occasionally we also take horses of other breeds who are in a desparate situation. Queen is one such horse. We recently rescued Queen, a pregnant Paint mare that is in dire straights. She is severely malnourished and has a horrendous hock infection (non-weight bearing). Under other circumstances, we would have rescued Queen and had her euthanized. But Queen is also pregnant and due to foal in about 6 weeks.

    The Rescue agreed to take Queen and try and save both her and her foal, but the cost of her care has been enormous. Unfortunately, because we are trying to save this mare and foal it means we will not be able to make our regular trips to New Holland to save TBs and other horses. We've sent out e-mail pleas to traditional supporters of NYHR but also need all avenues to reach more of the horse public.

    Please feel free to copy and re-post this message whereever you visit. If there is anyone interested in donating to help keep up with the medical costs generated by the mare, please visit New York Horse Rescue, who can accept donated funds either by mail and by PayPal.

    I'd be happy to answer whatever questions I can. Please note that all donations ARE tax deductable as NYHR is a legitimate 501(c)3 charity. NO donation is too small...EVERY AND ANY little bit helps!

    I've attached a pic of Queen...despite her poor condition, she's a lovely mare and hopefully we can save both her hock and her baby. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif

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    As some of you know, I volunteer for New York Horse Rescue, a thoroughbred horse charity. Our mission is to rescue OTTBs from either slaughter auctions or when we can, from directly off the track from their trainers and owners. We then rehabilitate them as necessary and place them in adoptive homes.

    Occasionally we also take horses of other breeds who are in a desparate situation. Queen is one such horse. We recently rescued Queen, a pregnant Paint mare that is in dire straights. She is severely malnourished and has a horrendous hock infection (non-weight bearing). Under other circumstances, we would have rescued Queen and had her euthanized. But Queen is also pregnant and due to foal in about 6 weeks.

    The Rescue agreed to take Queen and try and save both her and her foal, but the cost of her care has been enormous. Unfortunately, because we are trying to save this mare and foal it means we will not be able to make our regular trips to New Holland to save TBs and other horses. We've sent out e-mail pleas to traditional supporters of NYHR but also need all avenues to reach more of the horse public.

    Please feel free to copy and re-post this message whereever you visit. If there is anyone interested in donating to help keep up with the medical costs generated by the mare, please visit New York Horse Rescue, who can accept donated funds either by mail and by PayPal.

    I'd be happy to answer whatever questions I can. Please note that all donations ARE tax deductable as NYHR is a legitimate 501(c)3 charity. NO donation is too small...EVERY AND ANY little bit helps!

    I've attached a pic of Queen...despite her poor condition, she's a lovely mare and hopefully we can save both her hock and her baby. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif

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    Oh my GOD, that poor mare. She sure is fortunate to be with your group. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_frown.gif

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    I'm sending link to sandbar.she is VP of the LI Paint horse group that is forming.maybe they can come up with something !!!

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    Thanks!

    For those who don't know, the NYHR farm is in Manorville, Long Island, New York. I was hoping some Islanders would find this! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif



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    No problem, you are welcome....I also forwarded to President, and some other active paint people that I know on the Island. She a pretty mare. Do you know if she is registered?

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    I believe that she is...her full name is Decks Moolah Queen, if that's any help (I confess don't know much about Paints...other than someday I hope to own one because I like their spots! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_wink.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...on_biggrin.gif ) And she's in foal to Fargos Chief.



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    SBH checking in. I'll definitely get in touch with the other officers of our club. We're new and not rich, but maybe we can help a little, at least.

    Are you looking for a home for her and the baby? Now or after she heals? Not that it matters, but was wondering if she is registered. I don't suppose you know any of her riding history?

    Sorry for all the questions, I have a few people in mind who might be willing to take on a project. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif
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    She's showing at having had 3 prior foals and as being owned by someone in IN. Don't know if that's where she came from, but maybe they'd want her back. Her last foal was in 2001 so they may not own her anymore or it's always possible that she was stolen.

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    I don't too much about her riding history but she's a nice size (14.3h) and Mona (president and director of NYHR) probably knows more. I'm not sure the Rescue would be willing to release her to an adoptive home at this time because her prognosis is very gaurded. We're just hoping that she'll gain weight and survive the birth at this point. Though an experienced, educated home that would permit monitoring might be an option, particularly if it were located near the Rescue farm (sbh, you know we're not to crazy...but everyone would be concerned about where this mare might go, since she's already suffered so much).

    In any event, after the birth, she'll probably be available for adoption as will her foal, but the potential home would have to be worked out with Mona (of course http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_wink.gif ).



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    SBH, the Rescue got her from her owners in the mid-west. They had some problems (clearly) and could no longer care for her. I don't want to say too much about that on the BB. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif Either way, she's safe now and I don't think she'll be going back to her old owners.



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    I hope you don't mind I reposted your OP on another board with the mare's picture. I hope she gets some donations http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif

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    Don't mind at all, goldentoes! The more posts the better!

    http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif Thanks for caring. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif



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    I looked her up on the APHA website: she's a 1994 sorrel overo, and has had three fillies (one tobiano and two tovero). I pulled her pedigree too, and it appears to be about 3/4 QH, with the rest Paint, TB, and unknown. I can e-mail the pedigree to you if you like. Poor thing.



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    Thanks, GotSpots! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif I'd love to see her pedigree.

    If you don't mind (or anyone who knows) could you explain what tobiano and tovero means? I know it has something to do with the pattern of the spots but I can never keep them straight.



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    AUUUGHGH. This makes me so http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...s/icon_mad.gif

    There is such a market for paint horses right now, I cannot imagine they couldn't sell her to a loving home instead of her ending up like this.

    I am off to the NYHR website, but if I can help some other way, let me know.

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    Serendipity -- I'll e-mail you the pedigree.

    Here's the quick-and-dirty way to tell apart the coloring: a tobiano looks like they had white paint dripped down on them from above, and an overo like they had dark paint dripped down. More specifically, a tobiano must have white that crosses over the back. Tobianos often, but not always, have high white stockings, usually have dark heads with normal markings (star/stripe/snip/blaze). An overo does not have white that crosses the back, usually has dark legs, may have a bald face and/or blue eyes(but not always)and often has a single splotch of white on the tummy or on one side. A tovero is a combination of the two. You can also have interesting quirks, like my horse is a tobiano with sabino characteristics (the white on his chin and the spikes on his stockings are evidence thereof). There's some good basic information on the APHA website: American Paint Horse Association



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    GotSpots...thanks for the tips! I can see from the pic why Queen is a overo...but the mixed markings ones would probably confuse me! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif I'll take a look at the website in any case!

    lawndart -- I *knew* you'd jump in here if I posted...that's why I didn't send you a separate e-mail about this girl. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_cool.gif Hope all is well! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...on_biggrin.gif



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    Serendipity, I'll see about posting some info about her on some racing sites too. She's got a bit of TB blood...

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    Thanks, Linny!!

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