A few recent pictures of the mares and colts, Ajax, Trucker, and Indy
Another emergency rescue Sunday July 26th. We received a call about 2 mares with colts at their sides at the kill pen. Both mares are 8 years old. They were hauled up from Tennessee last night and are exhausted. The larger black mare is a Tennessee Walker and the other is a Quarter horse. The quarter horse mare appears ridden and trained. She knew stopping and spinning maneuvers. The TWH mare was ridden at the auction in Tennessee. Neither colt appears to have been handled. The colt by the Quarter horse has a hernia which most likely will require surgery soon. Stacey Cain and family prepped the stalls while Sharon and Danny went to get the foursome. Thank you so much for your help. All donations of any amount are graciously accepted. Donation link is below.
Names: The quarter horse mare is River and her colt is Burt. The TWH mare is Whisper and her colt is Bandit.
Update : Shipping fever presented in River and Burt. First type of meds did not take care of it so on to second antiobiotic. Quarantine being strictly enforced for all 4.
Rescued July 25th 2020
Welcome Indy. From a kill pen in Ohio. She is 11 to 12 years old. Sweet as can be. Indy is in pretty bad shape as you can see. Stacy Cain and family brought her to Rockys since Sharon and Danny were indisposed. Thank you for dropping everything so late in the evening to bring her home.
Donations towards their bail and basic arrival care is appreciated.
This is a Rocky Mountain gaited horse. Aged around 18. He gaits decently but his feet are angled straight up in his heals. He tries so hard and loves to play in water. He rode with no issues in the pen with other horses. Rider also laid all over this guy we have named Deano.
His bail was set at $675
This mare is an OTTB. She is 8 years old and appeared to be very pregnant but vet has confirmed she is not pregnant.. She rides also with no issues. She will need a tune up to ride when she’s ready. We will call her Zola.
Her bail was set at $875
This one is a mare. We think she’s a cross between a standardbred and a Dutch harness horse. I think she was aged around 9 years old. Our rider only did walk trot with this mare because of the pen she was in. Not much fazes this mare either.
Her bail was set at $700. We have named her Mia.
A big stout quarter/ appendix type gelding aged at approximately 12 years old. 15.2 hands.We named him Lazy Boy. Our rider today laid all over him. He’s a walk trot canter non-spooky kind of horse. He appears to be a hubby horse.
Feet are in horrid condition.
His bail was set at $900.
Meet Sarabi ! We had to go back and get her. A sweet big mare with an old scar of unknown origins. She is sound and we have heard rideable. After quarantine she as will the others be evaluated. She is at first determinatin to be 12 to 15 years old. Her bail was set at $800.
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