The young horse seems to have issues with her hind end, and muscle atrophy all-around.
It was rumored she came to auction due to unpaid board, and it appears the filly has been locked in a stall for a very long time, the likely cause. Perhaps that's why she seems lame in her hind end as well, but the audibly crackling stifle, when she cocks a hip, is an added cause for concern. And on top of that, her feet are tiny nubs, which will require a very long time to re-grow. We've been down this long and expensive road of thorough rehabilitation, many times before, and recognize the signs.
At the auction, many people were wowed by this girl as a prospect. We saw very concerning issues in her that needed to be addressed, and were worried for any underlying pain she might be in. So often, these horses are purchased at auction, ridden *anyway* despite lameness issues, til the horse is so permanently damaged, the owner returns it to auction, barely able to be rescued as a companion, if it's lucky.
So, little girl. You have an appointment with the doctor tomorrow. Let's fix you, if we can.
If you would like to donate toward Never Kneeling's visit with the vet tomorrow (as well as Lunar Daydream and Buck Tuddy Buck), please donate direct to West Coast Equine Hospital at (805) 386-7151 or through our websitehttp://www.auctionhorsesrescue.com/donate.html