We had 2 intakes last week, both Thoroughbreds, made possible through the efforts of quite a few people both before and after their arrival! Thank you to Mary Ellen Lickfold, Jaclyn Skorpack, Marcie Thompson, Evelyn Sabraw (R3 Equine Rehab) and friends, Renee Ptolemy and Terri Bodell for helping save these horses and secure their future (and shine a light on their past):
Tucker is from the auction, he's a big, beautiful dark bay/brown gelding, about 12 years old. Tucker was run through the auction with absolutely no information at all and was being bid on by only the meat buyer. Tucker seems very friendly and quiet (especially for a Thoroughbred!), was obviously raced as he has blistering on his cannon bone and a lip tattoo. He doesn't appear to be unsound but we'll have to see. We will try and trace his tattoo - by what I figure it is, he'd be from Illinois. Not sure how likely that would be? He's already had his teeth floated and is putting on weight.
Tyler is an older sorrel gelding, supposed to be 19 years of age. Someone became concerned because he wasn't being cared for or fed properly and was very underweight, especially with winter coming (which it sure did!). The owner apparently got Tyler for free on kijiji as a companion for his mare but they didn't get along, and the owner was not making any attempt to care for him. We were able to trace his tattoo and his registered name is Little Taylor and he's actually 24 years old. Tyler is in poor condition but we've already had his teeth floated (he still has all his teeth, which is good) and he's looking better every day with the extra rations he's getting and all the hay he can eat.
Esperanza's adoption has been finalized and Felicity has been adopted. Zaz came back last week from his foster home, thank you Carolyn for having him for the last year and a half as a companion to your horse, and then Zaz left on the weekend to a new foster home to be a companion to a blind horse, thank you Anne!
We have a sponsor for Colton, hank you Jennifer Graydon for sponsoring Colton!
Sadly we had to say goodbye to Munsie a couple of weeks ago. Munsie was a cute little mare that came from an estate dispersal a couple of years ago. She was pregnant at the time and had a sweet little foal, Thunder, born that spring, but little Thunder was premature and though he seemed to be doing well he only lived 2 short weeks before passing away. Munsie was unsound when she came in to the Rescue and she had ongoing issues with abscesses that progressively got worse. It became apparent that there wasn't going to be any improvement and we had to make the decision to let her go. Thank you to Janine, her foster, for caring for Munsie over the last few months, and to Julie, of Julie's Natural Hoof Trimming, for her work on Munsie.