We were contacted by a woman who is looking for a good home for Cloud, a horse she rescued. Unfortunately, Cloud has turned out to need a more experienced handler and the owner is looking to find her a good home.
Cloud is NOT at Hanaeleh. If you are interested in Cloud, or would like more information, please contact her owner Emily directly:[email protected]
Cloud is a 17 year old, grey Arabian mare who was abandoned in McKinleyville, California last
fall and subsequently turned into the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Animal Shelter. From what the owner was told, Cloud was ‘wandering the streets of McKinleyville’ when someone caught her and corralled her into a County maintenance yard. Shortly thereafter, she was sent to the County’s ‘Hog Farm’ in Fortuna where she shared a large pasture with several bulls. Cloud had no shelter, and the bulls would often steal her food, so she was hungry and shivering in that pasture.
Cloud’s current owner had an Arabian who sadly passed away from colic, and when she saw Cloud, she was immediately drawn to her. Unfortunately, after she took in Cloud, she noticed that Cloud had been through some traumatic experiences in her past, and she has a habit of kicking out. The owner treated Cloud for ulcers and had a chiropractor out to see her, and even had a trainer work with her for a few months. Cloud does have some arthritis in her hocks and some scarring on her hind that most likely indicates an old injury.
Her current owner has made sure that Cloud has had the best of care since she has been with her- she is up-to-date on her vaccinations, teeth floating, farrier care, and is now healthy as she is getting fed three times a day. Unfortunately, the owner feels out of her element with Cloud and does not know how to help her work through her issues. She doesn’t think that Cloud is mean or particularly dangerous, but she doesn’t want to sell her as she is concerned that Cloud might end up in a bad place. The trainer felt that with the hind injury and the arthritis in her hocks, it would probably be best not to ride Cloud, but the owner thinks that is no reason she could not at least be rehabilitated to stop kicking by someone who had more time and experience.
The owner was hoping to place Cloud in a rescue or sanctuary, but, sadly, everyone seems to be full at this time. We are networking Cloud to see if we can help find someone who might want Cloud as a companion horse and/or who has the knowledge to work through some of her issues.
At this time Cloud is NOT at Hanaeleh. If you are interested in Cloud, or would like more information, please contact her owner Emily directly:[email protected]