Current assessment and status: Arthritic in front and is best suited as a companion or lead line with medication.
My story is a long one… I was intercepted from a farmer so he would not travel out of state to a kill buyer auction. I was adopted by a very nice man from another rescue. He was kind and knowledgeable and figured out what I knew under saddle. When he could no longer keep me, I was then adopted by a little girl. A perfect combo as I had some arthritis issues. Like my name, I sparkled and shined as I basked in the love of a little girl….a love that never dimmed, that never lost its luster and continued years after she had to give me up.
I found myself in need several times over the years, I was sold when I was not supposed to be, used as a school horse, they attempted to breed me but I lost my babies. While I was going through this, they told my little girl I was at a retirement facility in Maine when in fact I was not….meanwhile my little girl with the help of a rescue were looking for me. Well…they found me in a bad situation.
This little girl who was told by her mom she was picking up a rescue horse to bring her here but had no idea it was me, her tears are falling and I can’t help but think that today my hero’s are my friends at NEER….they didn’t just save me today, they have committed to KEEPING me safe. This is LIFE CHANGING for me, I will never ever lose my shine again!
Are you my Kindred Spirit?
Be sure to see my reunion video on the NEER FB page: