Heavenly's story as it appeared in the May 2019 newsletter. Life can change regardless of where you are in the economic spectrum. There are different degrees of need. We must never become immune to the issues in horses that are not a bag of bones. People get horses for different reasons, and sometimes those reasons disappear. People become busy and they are away from home and the caregiver is not doing their job, or they forgot or think that the horses are okay. One day they look out and realize, “Something needs to be done for them.” I have found that normally these folks are going to do things to benefit the horses before it becomes life threatening. Tusca’s owner had called HPS almost a year ago with a request for us to take him. They had tried everything and couldn’t get him to gain weight. Today Tusca is gorgeous!!! Just because folks have had horses for years, have a beautiful property and mean well, it doesn’t mean they are well versed in horse care. Feeding and caring for the three horses just was not at the top of the priority list, and because things in life changed.
The second horse, of three is a Tennessee Walking Horse mare and is only about six to seven years old. She is champagne color with a darker mane and tail. A stunning beauty with golden eyes and the ears like a Kathiawari Horse from India. She also had fungus and split front hooves. Not as bad as Thunder’s, but it wouldn’t have taken long for them to be just as bad. She nodded “yes” twice when given the choice of names and she picked the name, “Heavenly.”