Last night we were able to secure the safety of the following horses:
Hip 713 " Bridge too Far" an eleven year old racehorse who by way of 67 starts on the track, managed to earn for his connections, close to $100,000. He came to auction with what appears to be high ring bone on his front leg, along with rumors that he had experienced a severe suspensory injury in the recent past.
Hip 717 a four year old, underweight TB with what appeared to be slight lameness in the rear. This morning she is extremely exhausted from her stressful night at the auction and she seems hesitant to bear weight on her left hind. She turned out to be registered with the Jockey Club as "Never Kneeling," by Best Minister and out of Kneeling, by Waquoit.
Hip 707 the yearling TB filly was rescued for Barbara, a previous adopter, and wonderful home.
Hip 696, "Taba Dancer," a 7-year-old mare by the Thoroughbred stallion Turkoman. The very distressed mare is on her way to EA Ranches, where her very old father is pensioned, along with grand dame/AHR rescue Blonde Fever.
Hip 686, "Grand Yule," a 10-year-old racehorse who once sold for $110,000 as a yearling, then $100,000 as a 2-year-old. Now older, with an enlarged leg he was favoring, dumped at auction.
Hip 703,( pictured), a yearling half-Andalusian filly, "Lunar Daydream," by Inquieto TG (by Serranito). The pony-sized sweetheart needs time to grow and just be a baby, not end up passed from hand to hand in an auction environment.
Thank you to all who donated last night to ensure these horses a safe new start in life.
If you would like to donate toward our rescue's rehabilitation costs, please donate tohttp://www.auctionhorsesrescue.com/donate.html
Or to our vet West Coast Equine Hospital in Somis at (805) 386-7151
Or our feed store, Fox Feed of Canyon Country, at (661) 252-9790
We look forward to rehabilitating our newest crop of rescues, fixing what we can, helping these horses find their dignity again, their joy in life and, eventually, in time, their forever, loving homes.
Additional thank you to EA Ranches and After The Finish Line, whose help in these eleventh hour situations is always invaluable. At heart, ensuring these horses only end up in the best situations, is our goal.