In January of 2010, a call came in from two women in Gaston County
about some horses in dire need of rescuing. They wanted to know if we would take the horses if they could get them out
of their situation. Of course we would. It was the coldest winter on record in North Carolina and these
horses were often without hay.
Animal Control was called and made several visits to the property.
The owners of the horses were made to buy hay and provide dental care to the horses. The women kept watch on the
horses and kept on the owner whenever he allowed the horses to run out of hay.
One day they noticed that
the smaller horse had terrible diarrhea. The owner agreed to let them take the little horse if they would reimburse
him for the dental care. They did and brought the little mare to the sanctuary.
Honey Bun is health and easy to handle. She rides well with anyone who knows how to ride correctly. She would
be a wonderful addition to anyone's stable.
Upon her arrival, we were surprised to learn that she had an open eye
socket oozing with infection. Why had the vet that had floated her teeth not demanded that her eye be treated also!
For the next 3 months, we flushed her eye with saline solution and treated it with triple antibiotic opthamological ointment
until she was well enough to have surgery to close her eye.
Honey Bun's surgery was successfully performed
in May 2010. She has made a complete recovery and now awaits a home. She has been ridden by children in our training/exercise
program and has proven to be a favorite among everyone. Honey Bun is a little horse that enjoys being ridden.
What a surprise it was to learn that this shaggy and thin little horse was so well trained! We think she is one of the
best horses at the sanctuary and will be the dream horse of some lucky person.
|One of our seniors rides Honey Bun bareback with a side pull halter.