In case you missed our original February Bucket Fund Post on ‘The Many”, click here (warning: graphic).
In short, there were 60 TBs of varying ages who were stumbling among carcasses of their fallen friends. All had a rating of 1 or less – all near death or dying.
Luckily, the 60 were rescued and 48 of those are still with us.
Today, I’d like to show you another part of starvation… stunting and malnutrition issues for the growing horses of THE MANY.
Jitterbug was rescued along with the others. She is coming 2 but looks like a long weanling. Poor Jitterbug is still very skinny and not thriving yet. She has a horrible coat as well as a leg deformity.
Sunny from LHRA tells Jitterbug’s story:
I think a great story would be the 2010 filly from Dance Recital. I am attaching her photo – she’s a GORGEOUS filly but has a developmental issue. Her right hind is very stiff and she has to throw it out to the side when she steps forward. We’ve been told there is a surgery to correct this, and we’re evaluating that but can’t consider it until she is completely back on her feet. She has been slow to gain weight. In addition to likely being stunted from her lack of nutrition, she has the plight of an irregular gait. She would require a very special home, and we will likely keep her in the program until her leg has been corrected and she has recovered from the surgery – that could be six months to a year from now.
Her nickname is ‘JITTERBUG’ – because her dam is Dance Recital.
AND, LET’S NOT FORGET THE MARES OF THE MANY…
LET’S HELP WITH JITTERBUG (and all the horses from THE MANY…)
It is going to take a lot of TLC to fix this filly… as well as all of the starved mares and other youngsters.
Humans did this but humans can also fix it. I love that part…!
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It is so very sad that people can do this to God’s beautiful creatures. I wish I were closer as I would rescue one of them…