That's been fully healed, thanks to several months of antibiotics, then ulcers diagnosed, and those treated.
Now it's time for Doogood to find her path in life. A beautiful, sound, young Thoroughbred like this -- now that a number of costly ailments have been diagnosed and treated! (Such is the nature of rescue!) -- has an almost limitless array of possibilities.
But, what will be right for her?
We've enlisted the help of trainer Gustavo, who's begun Doogood's retraining. Retraining from scratch. First off, the bosal. Doogood is learning to go comfortably in all three gaits, and once she's fully "mastered" that, reacquainting Doogood's relationship with the bit will begin.
All these tools have their place. But when used incorrectly -- be it from brutishness or ignorance -- they become tools of abuse. From the bit to the "kindest" rope halter, they all have the capability of turning cruel, in the wrong hands.
We've been down this road before with prior rescues, and with calmness, patience, and love, they can overcome. So now, it's Doogood's turn.
We would like to put Doogood through a few months of professional training with Gustavo, but at $750/month, it is quite a drain on a small rescue's budget. However, a sufficiently traumatized horse, needs a new start, the right way.
We were fortunate enough to find a sponsor for Romeo's training, the unbroke Arabian colt, rescued last year. Can we find the same for Doogood?
If you would like to donate toward or sponsor Doogood's continued rehabilitation and retraining, please go tohttp://www.auctionhorsesrescue.com/donate.html
Thank you as always, and Doogood thanks you, too!