Trying to keep up with FB, Yahoogroups, Twitter, web, tiring! I am going to make another attempt at keep this daily new up to date. Some of you who know me may want to take bets on whether or not I will keep it it. I will try!
Last week we took in 2 horses from Animal Control. A very undernourished, pregnant mare. We call her Ellie. She has a BLM brand but it is hard to read. Shaving the hair would help but she is terrified when you touch her face or neck. We are slowly working to make her trusting of humans.
Questions like, 'Why would someone breed a mare with bad conformation?', 'Why would anyone breed a horse when horse value is so low?', 'Why would anyone breed a horse that is terrified of people?', " Why would you let a pregnant mare starve and endanger both mare and foal?'. We will never know the answers but we will do all we can to help this mare now. She is getting special feed, special hay and nutritional supplements so we know she is getting all we can give her, all that she was missing. Is it too late? It's too soon to tell. The vet can't examine her because she is too terrified of humans.
Do you want to help? Donate a bag of Mare and Foal feed or a bale of hay or some funds to help her and her foal. There will be occurring veterinary bills soon, as well. This is just the beginning. If you are interested in fostering or adopting this mare, please let me know.