Sebastian and Cinnamon join us as the first rescues of the New Year. They came to us from a kill buyer and were assessed for lameness issues due to overgrown hooves. Both are very sweet and friendly. Sadly, an older horse from the same kill buyer came to us and died from unknown causes before the vet could arrive to evaluate him. A few days later, good news arrived when Angus (a 2015 rescue) found a fantastic new home. Then another call from a kill buyer with a young gelding.
This poor horse could barely stand due to an old injury never treated or healed correctly. The damage to his hind leg/hoof were too severe to save him.
As I’ve always said, our work is both heart-warming and heart breaking.
At this time, FRER is supporting a dozen horses in Colorado in our partnership with Shiloh Acres Horse Rescue. Several of the horses are ready for adoption to new homes.