We rescued Bud in June of 2019. He was part of a large neglect case at a dude ranch. He was headed to the El Paso auction to be sold for meat weight to a Mexican slaughter plant. We were able to intercept him before he was sold. He served the dude ranch 16 years. He suffers from GI issues due to years of starvation & requires routine injections for arthritic changes in his pasterns. He is retired & will live out his days here with us.
Mystic was rescued off the same dude ranch as Bud. He was emaciated & extremely sick with pleuropneumonia. Despite all odds, he pulled through. He unfortunately does have some permanent damage to his lungs which makes him susceptible to recurrent episode of pneumonia which we monitor closely. He served the camp 19 years. He is retired & will live out his days here with us.
King is a OTTB out of Kentucky that was dumped at Bowie's Livestock Auction in September 2020. He had raised just weeks prior. He had severely bowed flexor tendons in both front legs. He spent 3 months at Equine Sports Medicine & Rehab Center for treatment before coming home. Following, he had recurrent colic episodes resulting in 2 back to back colic surgeries for displacements. Our vet was able to come up with a complete feed diet w/o hay that he is fed 5x throughout the day - he has now been colic free for over a year. Due to his extensive care & history - he will remain with us & under our current vet who knows him inside & out's care as a sanctuary horse.
Moosette is a draft horse we rescued in August 2021. She was dumped with a severe stifle injury at only 6 years old. We maintain her injury with injections & treatments as needed! To our surprise - she was pregnant when we rescued her. She gave birth to MaxiMoose in June! He was a bit dysmature, but after a few hospitalizations he is now a healthy with no issues! Moosette is the epitome of a mother's love - carrying her pregnancy through starvation & the stresses of the kill lots. Both with remain with us forever.
Lazarus is an owner surrender we took in August 2021. He was the skinniest we had ever seen. It was astonishing that he was still alive. Lazarus suffers from some residual GI issues from his starvation & potentially melanomas from being a gray horse. After 5 months of recurrent colics with every diagnostic under the sun apart from exploratory surgery - we finally have him on a new diet plan & he has been colic free for months now. As we were not able to pinpoint an exact cause - I am not at ease adopting him out with the potential that he could have these episodes again. He is an older gelding on top of his health issues, so he will live his days here as a sanctuary horse.
We rescued Fiona in March 2022. She was dumped at a the kill pen with a completely ruptured flexor tendon on her left hind leg. She spent 3 months at our vet getting treated for a horrible case of strangles & also getting continual orthopedic showings with radiographs & ultrasounds. It'll take nearly a year from the start of her treatment to see how well she healed and how improved the integrity of her tendon is. She will likely never be a riding horse, however she is one of the kindest & sweetest mares we have.
Jack & Diane are ex Amish work horses that were dumped to auction in horrific condition. We rescued them in June 2022. They recovered at our vets rehab facility for 10 months before coming home. Diane has endured severe trauma. Jack was worked until his body was too arthritic, but he is an absolute gentleman. Both are seniors & will be getting the retirement they deserve here with us!