Monday, July 26, 2010
Horse Rescue is not fun, but someone must do it. . .
I have been aware of this horse's situation through the grapevine for about a month,
but the law enforcement in this country overlooks animal abuse, and nothing was being done.
The owners were not willing to relinquish this horse prior to yesterday.
Today we drove the hour and 20 minutes in the pouring rain to
look for this severely abused and neglected 5 yr old paint mare.
We get to the house the horse is supposed to be located, and it is not there.
Finally, during the torrential downpour, a neighbour says he took the horse to his house to feed it. At least someone cared.
We drive down and when we see this mare, we do not really know what to think. It is amazing she was standing there, in the pouring rain, alive.
She had no shelter, she was tied to a tree, but at least the man thought he was helping.
Until tonight, this horse has never known kindness.
I am told she was kept in a stall for 3 years and never let out.
That is why her feet look as they do.
She was then moved and tied outside with no shelter to a tree.
She would be walked around every few days to graze a bit,
and then she would be tried back to the tree.
The laceration she suffered from being tangled in a rope and left for 4 days before being found.
We are asking those who feel inclined to help, please contact us for our farrier's number or address or that of our vet -
This horse is going to need MANY visits from our farrier over the next year and a lot of vet care for her injury on her leg.
We would be happy to provide you with the contact information for our vet or farrier if you'd like to donate vet care or a farrier visit. Any amount will help! We will personally thank you in our blog and on our website! If you feel comfortable mailing
She is, finally, safe. We will do all we can to give her a REAL chance!
Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation? The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens
- Proverbs 27:23-27