You Gave Sandi a Second Chance!
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:
Sandi came to AAE on January 7, 2018, after her family was experiencing a family health and financial crisis. Sandi was a 5 year old Arabian mare that had some training but was considered a green horse.
We picked Sandi up from her boarding facility in the midst of winter stormy weather. The facility owner said she had been moved to the round pen because she ran right through electric fencing, “very hot” electric fencing. Sadly, we found this very cute, but skinny lil’ mare enduring the winter elements with no shelter, no wind break, and no food. We can’t help but wonder if she was in the round pen because her owner was months behind in rent, or maybe she braved the “hot” fence because she was cold and needed food. Sandi loaded quietly, but she didn’t travel well. She danced around in the trailer the entire ride to AAE, and graceful she was not.
Once at AAE, she had a difficult time settling into a paddock, alone. She paced the fence lines creating ditches along her path, but with a little time and some rearranging, she calmed some and focused on food. Thankfully, her vet check went well fairly well. Besides her lack of weight, she had a few melanomas under/around her tail, not uncommon for white (gray) horses. Fortunately, none were creating any issues that required removal. Sandi’s teeth were floated. She had two large wolf teeth; no wonder her prior owner said she was unmanageable with a bit in her mouth. Her hooves were trimmed and maintained, and she was dewormed and brought up to date with vaccines.
She made steady progress and began looking so beautiful. She was a bit naughty for the farrier. She needed some extra work with handling her hind hooves, and she needed a bit of confidence. Sandi tended to rely on another horse for confidence, and she got very stressed and reactive when no other horse was around. We worked on building her confidence before we asked much more of her. Before long, she had gained weight, her coat grew in, and she looked like a princess horse. Her confidence grew, and her stress diminished. Next thing we knew, she started to glow.
Her forever person came to meet her and fell in love. Sandi was adopted, and she is now a trail horse and partner to her best friend.
Sandi had a second chance because of you!
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