Birthday: December 20th
Birthday: May 7th
Birthday: February 23rd
Millie is a 24 year old Welsh Pony who came to us in February of 2017. She is universally known as the sweetheart here. She is wonderful at teaching volunteers new to equine grooming- when it comes time to clean her hooves, she lifts them up without even being asked!
In her working life, she was loved by the many young women who rode, jumped, and competed in shows with her. She is retired now, but like many older athletes, she has a wide range of orthopedic issues and we carefully watch her and medicate for soreness, lameness and pain. She has Cushings Disease (Equine Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction), which means we are using STIM tests to monitor her bloodwork on a regular basis, and she is currently on three pergolide pills each day- a high dosage. Some days she'll gulp them down without question, other days she'll stubbornly knock them aside, but taking them has been very important for her health. Each pill is $1.89 ($690/year), so we factor this in as a possibility for any of our older equines when we budget how many rescues we can take onboard here.
Millie adores affection, getting groomed, and massaged. We are hoping that Millie will be a big part of our days here at the Sanctuary for many years to come.
Birthday: April 14th
Birthday: January 4th
Birthday: August 12th
Birthday: July 10th
Birthday: April 12th
Birthday: April 27th
Flash is a 12 year old miniature horse who matches his rockstar hairdo.
He is inquisitive and friendly, loves attention, and has acted as a social bridge between our volunteers and the three shyer mini horses. Flash's father, Topper, was rescued alongside the others at the age of 31, but was sadly lost due to complications with poor dental health. We treasure his son Flash and his proud whinnying.
Mini horses are different than ponies- they are bred from horses. Sometimes we are asked "what they do", and while the breed has many technical purposes, we believe that the purpose of each animal here is to live for themselves, not based on their usefulness to others. So in Flash's case, the answer to "what they do" is to look fabulous!
Birthday: December 5th