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My family "rescued" a horse a couple years ago.
I am cautious about the term "rescue" because he was far from the worst case of animal neglect, but he was certainly not healthy.
It was kind of spur of the moment. My mom's friend was driving by a property, saw a horse in a weedy field (horses don't eat weeds) and the horse was very thin. She called my mom because we have the property to house an extra horse.
It was a messy deal but we tracked down the horse's owner (he was being free leased to this property for a 4H horse for their kid) and the next day they went and got him.
He was 450 lbs under weight, had a stomach full of wood (had eaten his shelter) had thrush (a fungus infection) in all 4 hooves, and was slipper footed (really long hooves - they curve up to look like slippers).
We took him home, had the vet and farrier in the driveway when he got off the trailer, clipped his feet, gave him a health report, and locked him in a stall for 10 days with a constant supply of hay and we gave him 3 small portions of grain a day. One with a digestive aid, one with an immunity booster, and one with a fat supplement.
The vet said that had he stayed in his original position he would not have survived the winter.
Then after the 10 days we turned him out with one of our other horses (our 3rd was a bit of a bitch lol) and the two boys became friends and then we introduced the mare and...
And now his name is Nick and his personality came back and he's a dick lol
Picture the personality of a 4 year old who just discovered the "I'm not touching you" game and that's his personality. Innocent and playful... but about 1200 lbs of innocent and playful with a preference for being naughty.
Now he roars (kind of like horse asthma) but since nobody plans on using him for speed events he's going to be fine. And live with us for the rest of his life most likely.