24 yr old, 16 hh Bay Percheron Cross Mare In Rehabilitation
Sweet-tempered and approachable, Caroline gets along well with others in the pasture and is a favorite among many of the volunteers. She has good ground manners, stands to be washed, and is not easily spooked. We recommend her for an experienced rider, because she loves to go!
Caroline was left alone in an old hay field after her pasture mate passed away. She had a nearly empty gallon bucket for water, no grain, and hay only every couple of days. 250 pounds underweight, she also lacked vet records, vaccinations, and her Coggins. Caroline was saved because a concerned citizen called animal control after seeing her condition, and she was relinquished by her owner.
Caroline does have Cushing's Disease, although this hasn't slowed her down in the least. Cushing's is a dysfunction of the pituitary gland that is most common in senior horses. It can be managed with diet and medication, and horses that have it can continue to live long, happy lives. Among other complications, Cushing's can cause long, curly hair that does not shed properly, laminitis, and an increased tendency toward infection. While essential for all horses, proper preventative care, such as regular deworming, dental care, and farrier work, is imperative for a horse with Cushing's.
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Photo by Amber Bowden
Caroline has a full sponsorship! Thank you, Mandy!
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