Hi, dont know if i did this thread right and have posted in beginners as well so feel free to delete or to correct me on formatting. I have just started taxidermy a couple months ago and was working on smaller animals until one of my donators just dropped off a full body pony she is 4 ft long and with legs folded she is 2 ft wide...I mean i couldnt say no and she was free to me to keep as a personal mount, she sat all night in a truck bed at -28 C Then another night at -15 C (In manitoba cold snaps) and the body when retrieved From owner was almost completely cooled off and frozen just her head and neck was slightly movable with extreme force. I have her in my freezer not wrapped for about a week since the death date. I want to take her back out and wrap her in shrink wrap to prevent freezer burn is. I do wanna keep here body to death cast but if she needs to be skinned i can always keep the hide and body frozen for later date just too cold to properly thaw her right now is my only problem. first question (If you are answering feel free to put the number assigned beside the answer in case you can only answer one or two) 1. heard i can syringe water or windexinto her areas like lips ears and feet to prevent freezer burn. Is that true and does anybody use this technique? 2. Is it good to just leave her shrink wrapped in my freezer skin on the body for the far future when I decide to workon her comfortably? When is it too long to stay frozen i know some people leave animals frozen for years and years butdoes it mean the hide is still good quality? 3. She also released all that was in her bladder all over herself should I washher off then shrink wrap and freeze would the cold water harm the hide ifnot dried off and just put back to be frozen? 4. If she needs to be skinned asap what cuts do you suggest she is at full winter coat that is a inch thick so i was debating dorsal with release cuts but could always do ventral I have been scavenging the forums but not much pony posts on here Lol and i have no clue is deer is close to pony hide so Any info helps! Even if you can only answer one or two of these questions i Finally Got my dream mount....just a little too fast For my Newbie skill level and i would love to just keep her stored until i become at least decent to skin her out and send her off to the tanneries in the best condition for them, I can’t buy stop rot out here in manitoba so if anybody has any Canadian alternative. Or if my fellow canadians do order glens stop rot around here where can i get some? Really don’t wanna result to buying stop slip if need be. I understand this is very beginner stuff but This is the only mount i really want to turn out the best even if i commision her to a pro or i do her for the future!