Sadly to add to her problems, she was then ‘broken in’ by the dealer and was so traumatised she wouldn’t come out of her stable for a week. Luckily her previous owner then decided to take her bitless and barefoot and, when looking to re home her to a bitless and barefoot home, found us on Facebook.
When Flamenca arrived she did look a mess, with no mane , her tail rubbed hairless and red, bleeding sores all over her from the bites. After just 2 weeks of special baths and not being bitten anymore, she was already looking so much better. This winter I have had her on a winter balancer supplement to help with her skin and she is really looking lovely with a thick fluffy coat and a new mane and tail growing back.
She did need to lose quite a lot of weight when she came to us and she had rings round her feet from having laminitis but now that she is integrated into the herd she has to work more for her food (and share it of course!) and she now looks a much more healthy weight.