Honey's story as it appeared in the January 2019 newsletter. A call came in from yet another officer at Iredell Animal Services. There was a poor 2.5 year old little filly that was going to need good shelter from the impending ice and snow storm. Her body score is just a low one. The filly’s dam was on the property and didn’t look too bad, but I did not put my hands on her and her winter coat was standing up. This had to be the worst behaved little horse we ever had to put on a trailer! I made the mistake thinking that the owner could put her on the trailer since he said he had loaded her before. We worked and worked and the owner could do nothing with her. We even tried putting the dam on the trailer…no way… that little girl was not getting on the trailer.
Finally we had to call one of our vets to administer some ‘happy juice.’ Even with three doses it still took about another hour. Wayne and Beth were a great help. Wayne did a wonderful job getting us in and out of the subdivision. It was an obstacle course to get out and not have the little thin mare fall inside the trailer. Huge pot holes everywhere. When we finally arrived back at the sanctuary, it was too late to introduce her to the small front field. It was going to be really cold with the snow storm coming in. She spent the night in the hospital stall.