We got our newest rescue in this afternoon- his name is Charley, and he is in the quarantine stall for right now (at the top of the hill). Special thanks to Judy and Debbie for sponsoring him!!!
A little bio about our new guy:
He was an ex-racehorse, who actually won one race (made $14,400), and a few second places earned him a grand total of over $20,000 in his career. He was owned by Reba McEntire for a while, too. He was retired from racing as it made him lame, and he has been pin-fired. He was originally from Tennessee.
He has been retrained as a hunter-jumper, but has spent the past two years with the family who gave him to us. He hasn’t been ridden in about a year as he has been too thin. His previous family wanted to do the right thing by him, so he’s here with us.
To bring you up to date:
Charley is several hundred pounds underweight and he cribs, so he has a cribbing collar on. He is on a special diet right now to gain back his weight, which will change weekly, so please bear with us. Right now he gets alfalfa (not the blend) morning and night, and 2 scoops of pellets both morning and night- the pellets are in the trash can by his stall.
Charley is a VERY sweet boy, and I know everyone is going to want to see him- in order to minimize his stress, I’m asking that everyone put a little Francenscence on their wrists (it’s on the trash can next to his stall) before going up to him- that should give him a familiar scent on everyone he comes in contact within the next few weeks until he learns who everyone is.
Charley has a similar fungus that was found on Raphael- seems to be the norm- so he’ll need the same anti-fungal treatment to clear that up. We also noticed a lot of cuts on his hind legs, so he has fly wraps all around until those heal.
One of our next projects is to complete the “run” at the back of the stall so he’ll have a shelter during the wintertime. See me if you are interested in helping, and we can put a team together to get that done in the next few months. 🙂
Thanks again to all of you horsie angels who helped get Charley to safety! He seems to really appreciate your help!