Ilsa (along with her companion Sparky) arrived at the rescue as surprises! Our rescue coordinator was expecting 2 horses we agreed to take in but when the trailer arrived, two mini mules were also in it.
Ilsa has grossly overgrown hooves and needs dental care. We understand that she had been sick with respiratory illness about 1-2 months ago (she was in with other horses exposed to illness). She appears to have little to no handling but should come along with training after settling in and weather permitting.
Update: Ilsa has slowly come around to some basic handling and has a friendly, curious nature. She accepted wearing a halter but didn’t seem to know anything about how to be led. She’s had initial farrier care to start bringing her overly long hooves back to normal. After more handling, she will have additional evaluation for any potential health issues which are not obvious, and also to include dental care, vaccines and springtime worming.
Update: Ilsa has finished her rehabilitation and is doing very well. She is moving into a training assessment phase where her basic handling and other skills will be further developed. She should be available for adoption starting in August 2020.
More About Ilsa
- In Assessment
- Mini Mule