I know many of you were very sad to read about the horrible conditions of the 60 TBs rescued recently. These unfortunate horses are called, “The Many” because they come from a town in Many, LA.
First off, to answer many of you readers question – the farm had huge acreage and was located way off of the main road. No one could see from the outside… That is why this went on for so long.
However, please take heart that many of these horses were saved on time and hopefully, in time, they will heal and have a fine quality of life moving forward.
ON THAT NOTE…
I wanted to share with you photos from one of the adoptive homes who stepped up and took three of the wasted mares to rehab and love them.
The do-gooder is Jenna Kay. I found her because of a photo she posted on the main Rescue FB page of LHRA.
Anyway, I wrote to her to ask about these mares and she was very agreeable to tell me all about them, what they are like and how she arrived at the choice of these particular three.
I nod my head to this woman for taking one horse, let alone three!
The three mares are Tactical Vixen (9 yrs) , Sheikra (7 yrs), and Sattidy’s Girl (12).
Here is Jenna’s email to me:
I have history with Tactical Vixen. We were supposed to have bought her several years ago, but a horse fell ill a few days before we were supposed to go & pick her up. Unfortunately the vet bills consumed what we had to spend on buying Vixen. When I saw her name on the list of horses at this farm my heart sank, then I saw her on the survivors list & that’s when I knew I had to get her for sure this time. As for the other 2 Sheikra’s breeding is outstanding (she sold for $75,000 as a yearling) & then Sattidy’s Girl was a last min decision, she was still not placed & she is so stunning looking even though she is in horrible condition, I just couldn’t pass her up. (My note here: Jenna is NOT planning on breeding these mares, she was just commenting on Sheikra being well-bred.)
After that email, I was curious to know if their personalities were erupting yet – or if it was just too soon. Jenna responded:
They are very sweet loving mares. Vixen is the alpha of the 3 & Sheikra is the low man on the totem pole. They are still in survival mode when it comes to eating, they don’t come up for air. Vixen likes to play in the water trough, Sattidy well she is spunky for her age, Sheikra I don’t think was handled too much because she doesn’t like to be caught, but she’s getting better.
FOLLOW THEIR PROGRESS!
If you’d like to follow the progress of these mares, Jenna said that she will be posting photos every week to show their progress. Here is her FB link to the photo page. You don’t have to friend her to see them.
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