"Boston Baked Bean" is fully recovered from his colic, and on the way home to our rescue this evening. He's accompanied by Hip 13, ID'd as Quarter Horse ex-racehorse "Dashing Lady Bug." Hip 13, also rescued from Saturday's Mike's Auction, was bid on against the kill buyer with the sole intention of rehabbing her at our rescue, before offering her up for adoption. This 17-year-old sweetheart is a doll, and has been exhausted, barely able to stand since we got her to the hospital. She would have not fared well on the feed lot!
Hip 47, aka Boston Baked Bean, is claimed by his original owner/trainer to be a savage beast. Is this a savage eye to you? Everyone, from hospital staff to ourselves, is struck by his beauty and kindness. This is a horse who has gone through many years of intense, unrelenting stress. And now, at 6-years-old, with a calcified ankle, he can finally head back to his state of birth -- Kentucky -- to be retired at his sire's farm, for the rest of his life.
Post to follow as we work out how, where and when we'll get him there, hopefully alongside our rescue from last month's Mike's Auction, the elderly Chincoteague pony stallion. "Sterlings Stormy" also needs to get to Maryland to live out the rest of his days at the Chincoteague pony sanctuary
Turn out photos to follow in the morning -- some proper freedom photos of Boston Baked Bean!
Our hospital bill is far from paid off right now, with Boston Baked Bean's visit, and Blonde Bounty's hospice stay. If you can help us pay down our bill, please call West Coast Equine Hospital direct to donate at (805) 386-7151 or through our Paypal email@example.com
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