One mare was so skinny that she aborted a near-term foal approximately a month before we got her! She was so close to giving birth that by the time we got her, her body was producing milk for her now never-to-be-born foal.
As for the Old = Skinny argument… meet Noel, a 35+ year-old Belgian mare. She was rescued around Christmas time with a BCS of 1. She was a walking anatomy lesson. Notice how you can count her ribs in her winter coat?
I believe we are looking at having them for at least a year (plus training time once we're allowed to train them), so keep those donations and volunteers coming! I am working on adding a PayPal link, but in the meantime, you can donate directly at our website.