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Aug 4, 2014

Malnourished Mares Are Welcomed to the Easy R Herd

This horse got a new name-Andi
This horse got a new name-Andi

On July 30th, Easy R Equine Rescue was contacted by the Sheriff's Department with sad news that 5 very malnourished and underweight horses were being taken from a local resident due to neglect.  And immediate placement was needed. Because of the generosity of donors through Global Giving, Easy R was able to say yes to two of the horses.  A day later, two very leery, underweight, and malnourished mares stepped out of a stock trailer and into a better life.  

Even though the previous owners said that the mares were between two and three years old, their body size was that of a yearling, indicating probable malnourishment since birth.  Their hooves were very overgrown and in poor condition. They were bony and had very little muscle mass.

With funds raised through the Easy R Equine Rescue project on GlobalGiving, we will be able to provide each of these neglected horses thorough veterinary exams, vaccinations, Coggin's tests, farrier work, dental examinations, de-wormers, and quality feed and start them on their road to recovery and restoration.

There will be more horses like these two mares.  We will continue to get calls from the Sheriff or local residents who cannot take care of their horses for one reason or another.  The care for neglected, malnourished, or starved horses is much more costly than that for a healthy horse.  With continued donations from caring folks across the country we will continue being able to welcome these horses into the Easy R herd, rehabilitate them, and find them caring adoptive homes. 

Andi--very thin and malnourished
Andi--very thin and malnourished
Ginger-eating as soon as she got off the trailer
Ginger-eating as soon as she got off the trailer

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