Att: The next blog is scheduled to be posted Monday morning covering Friday and Sunday. Have a great weekend!
This morning found Jason hooking the trailer up to the rescue rig for a long day on the road.
Mile after mile he drove, through the city traffic, on open highways. The road just seemed to stretch on forever. Jason was looking forward to picking up a beautiful horse that was being surrendered. The horse he was picking up had lived at a boarding stable for the last 7 years. His mommy, who owned him since he was 2, moved out of the state and was unable to take him. She paid the boarding stable $250 every month for the last 7 years to take care of him and treat him as their personal horse, giving him love and attention every day.
Finally Jason arrived to meet Gato, an emaciated 21 year old TB gelding. He was absolutely shocked at his condition.
This is the second time we have seen a boarding stable do this to a horse while the owners are away. The first one was Charlie Boy, who quickly made an amazing recovery, and we are hoping that Gato will too. Gato was eager to eat any bit of green he could reach.
He is so skinny! He needs groceries and lots of them. His owner was never notified that he was emaciated. When a vet gave him his vaccines in April of this year he was a little thin but not at all in this condition. The vet has seen these pictures and verified that he was not in this condition.
When he loaded into the trailer like a champ, he began gulping at food on the floor as if he hadn’t eaten in several days.