WE DID IT!!!
THANK YOU - THANK YOU - THANK YOU
To all the beautiful people who donated towards the rescue of these two beautiful mares. It was a huge effort organizing the transportation and safe delivery of these girls to our sanctuary but they made it - Mist arrived on 20th April and Lily 28th April.
Firstly Lily's story - this poor sweet darling girl has had a very rough time recently. She is a beautiful 11 year old ex racing STB mare who was lucky enough to be purchased from the sale yards a few weeks ago by a lovely lady who planned to have her transported back home to her interstate.
However when the transporter arrived to pick her up from the sale yards - they noticed that poor Lily had lots of healing wounds over her head and body. It was discovered that she had endured a nasty transport accident on her way to the sales a few weeks prior and cut her head open quite badly. As a result - she was not sold at the sales and instead was brought back a few weeks later once the wounds were starting to heal. Not only did they discover these nasty healing wounds but this poor girl was not able to walk properly and was falling over and very uncoordinated. There was no way she could be transported interstate and was taken a short trip back to the transporter's headquarters and an immediate vet assessment was organised by the purchaser and the transporter. It is thought that poor Lily has some type of neurological issue as a result of her nasty fall and head trauma. She has been resting at the transporter's yards for a few weeks but has shown little improvement in her gait and is still very uncoordinated. Vets who have examined her are not sure exactly what the problem is or if it will improve or worsen. Both her purchaser and transporter have reached out to us and asked for help. Poor Lily needed to go to an experienced rescue where she would get a full vet assessment and ongoing vet and musculoskeletal treatment and everything she needs to recover from her emotional and physical traumas. So Lily came to us where our amazing vet assessed her and we will be doing everything we can to help her.
Our second girl is Mist. She is a gorgeous 23 year old unraced grey TB who desperately needed our help. We are told she has been quite well educated in her past but will require quite a bit of rehab with us before we will be able to confirm any further details.
We are so thankful to everyone who helped us rescue these two beautiful girls and we are looking forward to updating you all with their progress in their rehabilitation.
We also have taken on King. A spunky 15 yo bay TB gelding who has gone straight into foster care for a few months. King is an ex racer who has been a lovely quiet riding horse the last few years. He will get some time to rest and get all his health requirements up to date before being assessed under saddle.
Our beautiful old girl Ashia is absolutely blossoming under care. She is looking and feeling so much better. She still needs more weight on her but we couldn't be any more pleased with her progress!