Help Horses in Need
As many of y’all know, I took on a new position earlier this year working with our equine team. It’s been such a rewarding experience for me as I am no longer actively riding horses due to my back injury from falling off a horse. (the irony)
As our annual event, Waggin’ Trail Festival for the Animals moves virtually this year, funding for our animals has become more important than ever before.
Have ya’ll ever had a horse? ‘Cause they can be $$$. At our peak, our farm was caring for 45 (!!!) horses.
I wanted to share two horses that really impacted me when they arrived at Willow Hope Farm (our shelter’s equine property). In early April, we received a call from Trigg County Animal Control asking if we could take in two horses that were severely neglected. These two horses had been locked in stalls for the past 10 years. They were never seen by a farrier (a craftsman who trims and shoes horses' hooves), were never turned out into a pasture and the only human interaction they had was when the owner threw hay into their stall each morning before leaving for the day. We had two donors come forward and name these sweet mares Rocky (bay—looks blue-- roan) and Strawberry (red roan).
It's been about three-months since our team took in Rocky and Strawberry and their before/after pictures are astonishing. I’ve seen some horrific and bloody animals coming into the shelter, but looking at Rocky and Strawberry’s hooves when they arrived at the farm was one of the most startling experiences for me.
Theses horses will require a year of rehabilitation for their hooves and their soundness is also in question. We’re confident that we will find the best outcome for these two horses despite the past decade of neglect.
Check out these three-month transformation photos of Rocky and Strawberry! Horses continue to need our help, COVID-19 pandemic or not, and your support funds these rescues. Consider donating to help care for Rocky and Strawberry and continue supporting our mission of rescue.
If you prefer to make a donation another way, please feel free to reach out to me privately to talk through your lifesaving options.
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