23 Horse Rescue Update – 2 Weeks Later

It has been two weeks to the day since we rescued the large group of horses, first 19 from the owner of the Lincoln Horse Auction, and then another 4 from the Lincoln Horse Auction.  If you missed that blog, click here.

We had been monitoring the situation for months, and the skinny horses didn’t seem to be improving at all at the guy’s place.  This photo was taken back in May, Hope (you’ll see later in the blog) is the horse on the left.

The horses have been in our care for 2 weeks.  Here are some of the photos of the skinniest horses when they arrived, and how they are looking now.  This is Sacramento Kid, a 12 year old TB.  This is a picture of his back.

Two weeks later you can see that his tummy is fuller, and his bones are less visible.

This is a photo of him shortly after coming to us.

And this is a photo of him taken on the 29th.  As you can see, in only 2 weeks, Sacramento Kid is doing much better!

This is Barbie, a 14 year old mare, when she came to us.

This is her taken on the 29th.  Barbie is doing much better and her ribs are almost completely gone.

This is Jones Brother, an 8 year old TB gelding.  As you can see in this photo, he was quite skinny.

2 weeks later he still has a long ways to go, but you can really see that he is gaining weight nicely.

This is a picture of Jones Brother when he arrived.

And this is a picture on the 29th.  He is thriving with proper care!

This is Hope, the skinniest horse from the group that we have been watching since May. She is a 14 year old mare.  Since May she hadn’t improved at all, and when our vet checked her, it was found that she had long jagged hooks on her teeth gouging into her cheeks, gums and tongue whenever she would try to eat.  If you would like to see that startling blog, click here.

As you can clearly see, Hope’s ribs, spine and hip bones are starting to disappear now that she is able to eat without chronic agony.

This is Hope the day she arrived.

And now 2 weeks later.   It’s amazing what food, dental work and proper care will do for a horse!

Poor Hope was so skinny and frail!

She now spends her days eating all she wants and relaxing in the sunshine with some good friends.

Last year we were very dismayed when Butte County Animal Control sent two horses to the Lincoln Horse Auction, which was not a licensed or bonded auction, making it an illegal auction.  We hope in the future that Animal Control’s will not send horses to auctions, especially illegal auctions.  You can read that blog by clicking here.

Thank you so much for your support in our rescue and rehabilitation efforts! You are what make it possible!