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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:
‘Tis the Season, time to join AAE every day this month as we share stories straight from the barn to show how your support has helped horses in 2018. This year was very special, and there are so many stories to be thankful for!
As we count down to 2019, please help us prepare for another year of helping horses. Your donations will assure we have ample funding for veterinary care to
help horses in need as we move into a new year.
We want to thank everyone for their love and support!
We hope you enjoy these stories as much as we do!
Have a great holiday season!
It’s AAE story-time! Horses of 2018:
Gentry and Foley
AAE welcomed Gentry, a pretty young mare, and Foley, her little “red” colt from the DreamCatcher Wild Horse and Burro Sanctuary in September 2017. AAE has been supporting the DreamCatcher Wild Horse and Burro Sanctuary’s recovery and herd reduction efforts since April 2017. DreamCatcher has been in a recovery period after the long illness and passing of their Executive Director, Barbara Clarke in November of 2016.
What a cute “little” pair they were. Gentry was an attentive mom, but also a kid herself. When they arrived, young Foley seemed a bit lethargic and small for his age, but mom was small, too. They were vet checked shortly after arrival, and no issues found.
After a few weeks at AAE, Foley’s energy level increased, and he was finally running and bucking through his paddock, like baby boys do. That being said, he was still a super calm, easy-going gentleman for such a young squirt. Gentry had only recently been introduced to humans when she arrived, so she was a bit shy and unsure about the new humans that were caring for her.
She learned quickly that humans were not so scary, and she knew they were the ones with the good stuff. She always waited patiently at feeding time. Thankfully, she learned good manners early on. Her dental exam indicated she was only about 2-1/2 years old. A baby with a baby, but she was such a good mama.
It was easy to see Gentry and Foley quickly become lovely young horses. Gentry found her forever home in January 2018, and she is on a path to becoming a wonderful lil’ riding partner.
Of course, there was trouble in paradise! At the vet exam, we discovered Foley had an undescended testicle (crypt orchid), and it wasn’t going to be a simple process to make him an adoptable gelding. He had to have a more complicated surgery in the hospital in sterile conditions in case his little “gem” was up in his abdomen. We decided to wait a few months to see if gravity would take it’s course and encourage the little gem to drop. Unfortunately, no such luck. Foley was castrated in the hospital, and he has been waiting for his forever home since he recovered.
This little guy is one of the nicest, sweetest, respectful most of the time little gents, and we can’t believe he is STILL here. Any experienced horse peeps out there looking for a super fun, straight forward little project pony will not be disappointed! He is handsome and well built to boot. He stands about 13.0 hh.
Foley halters and leads easily, he enjoys grooming and attention, he is good with his hooves, and he stands fairly quietly for the farrier. Foley is a handsome, level-headed youngster, and he is a very social, “meet you at the gate” kind of guy. He is a quick learner that is eager to please and a quick learner. Foley stands about 13.0 hh, and he will likely mature to a pony-sized, 13.2 to 14.0hh. Mom was about 14.0 hh. Foley is ready for his new home. He is an uncomplicated guy with a clean slate.
Might you be his Christmas gift of a forever home??
Foley is up to date w/vaccines, deworming, and hoof care. His DNA show results included Turkoman, Mangalarga Marchador and Icelandic Horse, and he has a microchip in place.
Foley needs a sponsor.
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