The luckier ones are brought in when their owners first discover they are unable to provide adequate care, and before the animals are in bad shape. Many are not so lucky.
Backstage Booty was one of two stallions and a mare that came from Montana after a long court battle that went on for months, even after the horses were placed here, but eventually giving us a full waiver of ownership for the horses. The horses were still in need of some rehabilitation when they arrived starting with getting the two stallions gelded. As they were older, this was riskier and harder on them. It then took months for them to settle down and be able to thrive, to put on the weight needed, and learn to get along with other horses. Due to injectors that they received from their past owner they have limitations as to what they can do. They are being offered for adoption and will have to be placed with someone that is aware of their limitations.
After being placed on a special diet and with regular hoof care he recovered. This off-track-thoughrobred thrived with love and care and now he is such a beauty!
We love each and every one of the animals at Orphan Acres, even when they wake us up in the middle of the night needing medical or other care. It's a joy to watch them heal and grow, while they learn what it's like to be around humans who care, sometimes for the first time in their lives.
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Both he and Mercury will probably stay at Orphan Acres for life because it is so difficult to find appropriate homes for birds that need such specific care.
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