The end of February marks three years since Lou Dillon was rescued from the streets of Watts. He was scared and emaciated, and was running around the busy streets during a horrible rainstorm until a kind homeowner finally caught him and called the police. The police came right away, but it took hours for the animal control trailer to get to them, so the police officers had to stand out in the rain that entire time. They bonded with Lou Dillon, and called Hanaeleh to see if we could take him and give him a permanent home!
Lou Dillon has done very well at Hanaeleh! He has made a best friend in his neighbor Quixote, and he and Quixote love to run around in the arena for as long as we will let them! They will run around, rear up, kick and bite (not hard), and, in general, just be horses. They really seem to enjoy each other’s company and level of playfulness.
Lou Dillon has his dedicated volunteers who work with him several times a week, and he is turned out everyday, either alone or with Quixote. He has to wear bell boots because he has such a long overreach, and he has somehow been able to take them off even though they are very difficult to get on and off (they are plastic and must be stretched to go over his hoof). We have no idea how he does it, but he does!
This past year we published a book about Lou Dillon’s rescue (click here for more information), and next month we have some exciting news to share… but you will just have to wait until then to know more!