THIS IS WHY WE RESCUE.
We named him "Artie" and this is his story:
We went up late in the evening on Thursday, with the help of Maggie Fischer, her husband and their neighbour. They found him a couple days prior while hunting. It was too late to go back and get our trailer to load him, by the time we left it was dark but we dropped off hay to get him through the night until we could return with a trailer: hoping he survived the freezing night temperatures.
His buddy, who was dumped with him was not so lucky that day, she is dead. There is NO excuses for this, none whatsoever.
This morning we went up again with the help of Shelly Hoffman. Shelly, Kenny and I were able to get him haltered, loaded and here safely to food, water and the much needed care he is going to need over the next several months in hopes we can get this incredible horse back on his feet..
Pictures can NOT describe this horse's horrible condition.... nor our hurting hearts: everyone who was involved in this rescue is an angel: without them we would never have known about him nor been able to catch/load him. He is NOT a wild horse, he is a starved domestic!!! Someone did this to him and his deceased friend.
When a person asked for help from a sheriff in the area for this horse, they were told "just shoot it"....
Artie's progression after arriving at our rescue.
No words can describe what Artie looked like when he arrived and no one knew what an incredible horse he would turn out the be!