Provide Quality Care for Rescued Horses in Texas

by Easy R Equine Rescue
Provide Quality Care for Rescued Horses in Texas
Provide Quality Care for Rescued Horses in Texas
Provide Quality Care for Rescued Horses in Texas
Provide Quality Care for Rescued Horses in Texas
Provide Quality Care for Rescued Horses in Texas
Provide Quality Care for Rescued Horses in Texas
Provide Quality Care for Rescued Horses in Texas
Provide Quality Care for Rescued Horses in Texas
Provide Quality Care for Rescued Horses in Texas
Provide Quality Care for Rescued Horses in Texas
Provide Quality Care for Rescued Horses in Texas
Provide Quality Care for Rescued Horses in Texas
Provide Quality Care for Rescued Horses in Texas
Provide Quality Care for Rescued Horses in Texas
Provide Quality Care for Rescued Horses in Texas
Provide Quality Care for Rescued Horses in Texas
Provide Quality Care for Rescued Horses in Texas
Provide Quality Care for Rescued Horses in Texas
Apr 8, 2021

No More Bad Days for Sunny

Sunny upon arrival
Sunny upon arrival

Sunny came to Easy R Equine Rescue in late February in dire condition.  She was extremely underweight and malnourished.  She lived in a rural town about an hour away, and luckily for her, a concerned citizen repeatedly addressed her condition with her owner until he agreed to relinquish custody.  She was accepted into a local boarding and training barn as a foster.  We rely heavily on foster placements for the Easy R horses, and we are so grateful to have ones that will say "yes" when we have need for placement.

We started Sunny on a regimented refeeding program of very small amounts of alfalfa hay several times a day.  It is very important to use a safe refeeding approach with such underweight and malnourished horses; otherwise, it could be deadly for them.  A veterinarian examined her shortly after arrival and determined she is approximately 4 years old.  And bloodwork revealed her organs are all functioning properly--about which we are very relieved.  Oftentimes, very underweight horses can already be in organ dysfunction or failure as a result of the malnutrition. 

Sunny has become a favorite at the barn.  Everyone loves grooming and petting her and taking her out for daily short walks around the property.  At this time she has progressed to eating a normal amount of hay--and boy does she love it!! She is slowly putting on weight, shedding her long winter hair, and getting a little gleam in her eyes.  We don't think we will have a difficult time at all finding a wonderful adoptive family for this girl. 

When we receive horses like Sunny, it is tempting to focus on the cruelty of some human beings.  But it is also a great reminder of all the wonderful people in the world.  Such as the man who was determined to get Sunny into a safe place; the barn owner who immediately said yes to fostering her; all the people who stop by her pen to love on her and take her for walks; and people like you who give of your financial resources so we can say yes when we get a call about horses like Sunny. We are optimistic about her future and pray there will be no more bad days for Sunny.

She loves attention
She loves attention

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Easy R Equine Rescue

Location: Lubbock, Texas - USA
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Angie Alspaugh
Lubbock, Texas United States
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