Nova's story as it appeared in the March 2017 newsletter. A devoted member and officer spent many enjoyable years at the sanctuary. She had five years of riding lessons, but realized there was so much more to having a horse in her life and the responsibility for all the care. When you spend time at the sanctuary there is often a horse you will build a special relationship with and that was the case here. Zuni left us with her new best friend about 15 years ago.
Sometimes horses’ names are changed when they leave us. Zuni's name was changed to Nova, which means: “a star showing a sudden large increase in brightness.” This was a fitting name for her as she had changed, and you could say, brightened after being at the sanctuary for a time. Nova was boarded close to her person’s home and never wanted for anything regardless of what was happening in her person’s life, but as things changed Nova had to be returned to the sanctuary. This was one of the hardest thing Nova’s person ever had to do in her life, but she was reassured knowing that Nova would always have a safe and loving home with us here at the sanctuary.
So much has changed since Nova left years ago, the old barn and out buildings are all gone and have been replaced we beautiful new facilities. In time, with the help of some of our good-looking geldings Nova settled back in. Recently, Nova seems to have fallen in love with one of our younger geldings Pecos and the two make quite the pair with their gorgeous bay coats and her long flowing mane!