The horses on this page are either new arrivals, or those who have health problems and who are not currently available for adoption. Often these horses all have special needs and you can help by making a donation to help pay for vet care, farrier work, and food.
You can help us help rehabilitate one of these horses by becoming a sponsor. Just choose the horse you'd like to sponsor, and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll set you up! Sponsorships are $100 a month. These guys deserve your help!
Upper Left - Dulce in the pen we got her from. Upper Right - Dulce at Animal Haven Clinic
Upper Left - Going into the Large Animal Surgery Room Upper Right - Sedated and ready for the procedure
Upper Left - a close up of Dulce's front feet after the first trim. Upper Right - recovery
Dulce was bright, alert and eager to see people today when I went to see her at the vet clinic. We went for a short walk today, as she is sore and still wobbly on her feet. She hasn't yet figured out she doesn't need to pick up her legs so high when she walks. That's okay. It will come in time. Since she has so many radical changes to all 4 feet at the same time we made the decision to leave her at the vet's where she'll get expert monitoring and drugs as needed. Next Thursday the farrier will work on her feet some more, leveling them and getting better balance. The good news is that Dulce will be okay in the end. It is going to take several months - probably a year - to grow new feet that are correct and can handle being ridden once again. Dulce is 16-18 years old. She's a sweet horse, halters great, leads like a pro, and walked into the horse trailer without hesitation. She was a riding horse, and she will someday be able to resume that career. After years of being cramped in a little pen I think she will thoroughly enjoy once again walking down the trail. I think we can make it happen!!
Dulce's road to recovery will be a long one. Probably a year before her feet are able to once again support a rider. She's a wonderful, gentle soul and deserves all the help we can give her. Please help us help her.
FCER is a nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.