Sandy spent her life working on a farm and having foals.
She worked season after season, crop after crop, year after year. While it may not have been the easiest life, at least it was familiar. She knew where she lived, she knew her herd mates, and she knew what to expect.
After giving all she had, this poor mare ended up in an auction barn, surrounded by strange people and unfamiliar horses. All set to be sold to the highest bidder with no regard for where she would end up.
For an old worn our mare, this is not a good place to be.
But thanks to you, Sandy’s story has a different ending.
Draft Gratitude happened to be at the auction that day. It was clear that Sandy needed a safe place to land and with your help, it was Sandy’s lucky day. It was a long day, as Sandy was one of the last horses to go through the sale.
Sandy loaded on the trailer without hesitation. I always wonder why they are so willing to hop on our trailer. They must somehow know they are safe.
Through it all, sandy was so brave. She was quiet, well behaved, compliant, and willing.
Sandy’s care was started right off the bat. She had fresh water to drink and hay to much on during the ride home.
Within a few days of arriving, her hooves were trimmed, her teeth were floated, her belly was staying filled up. She was learning the new routines. She had a new friend. The veterinarian was scheduled to come out and meet here.
Everything was right on track. Except her right eye looked kind of different. And she bumped into a few things. And she liked to keep things in her left eye’s line of sight.
Our veterinarian confirmed our suspicions. She was completely blind in her right eye. But what we didn’t know was that her vision in her left eye is also significantly impaired.
Sandy is the definition of stoic. She has endured so much hardship and takes it all in stride. She has earned the safe retirement that she is now enjoying.
While Sandy is safe and getting the care she needs, there are so many more that need your help. Help us be ready to say yes to the next ones that need us.
A gift of $25, $50, $100 or more, gives senior working horses safety and comfort. Will you help more horses like Sandy have a happy ending too?
ps. Make your best gift today so more horses like Sandy can finally feel safe.