Many Equamore Friends have asked about Thor, Hoover, Sassy, and Chance, who came into the Foundation during the last two months of 2011. Below is an update in photos and text. Clicking on a picture enlarges it.
Thor and his sponsor are still getting acquainted. After his “Last Terrible Day,” this black quarter horse is still suspicious of strangers, but he knows his guardian and nickers when she enters the barn. He even gets a little jealous when Ruth pays too much attention to Hoover, his sidekick in the next stall. He’s let me pet him as long as I pay the price of a carrot (“Don’t bother me with those stupid cookies; it’s carrots I want.)
Both Hoover and Sassy, whose feet were in terrible condition when they were rescued, have ventured outside their stalls and even into the fields. You can see Hoover’s “Day Out” on the Updates page. It will take at least a year for these two to recover the full use of their feet, and the jury is still out on their eventual prognosis. But if our trimmers have anything to say about it, things will continue to improve until Hoover and Sassy have the best feet we and nature can give them.
Chance has recovered as only the young can recover. He is the darling of any child who comes into the barn wanting to pet a horse. You can see all the horses at Eden Farm by making an appointment to go on a bar tour. To see more videos, use the links from Niki’s blog below.