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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

What a difference 30 days can make

30 days ago today a retired racehorse was donated to Remember Me Rescue named Bucky Blue. He was terribly thin, full of worms and still holding onto his winter coat. We immediately started him on a feeding program to add some much needed weight, got the worm and hoof issue under control and had him vaccinated. We quickly started seeing a difference in his appearance as well as his not so sociable personality. Now that he is getting the proper care this horse looks and feels incredible with an amazing 30 day turn around.
Bucky Blue has completely changed colors from a dull orange chestnut to a fiery deep copper red. You can no longer see his hip bones sticking out, just his big round powerful rear end. He is ready for adoption much faster than I had originally anticipated.

Bucky Blue is going to need a patient kind handed rider that can comfort him when he gets nervous. He tries so hard to do what you ask him to and he is a real people pleaser. I think trails will be his best game and I feel his nervousness will subside with time. Bucky Blue is sound and very kind natured. He loves people, baths, and apple wafers.

On May 18th we had another long term project horse come in. I am currently researching his name through the Jockey Club and we will know who he is soon. He is a big sweet grey gelding standing about 16.2 hands tall. He is severely underweight and malnourished. Most of his teeth have fallen out and the few bottom teeth he has have grown through the top gum. We currently have him on a bran and equine senior mash and eating soaked timothy/alfalfa hay. I estimate his rescue cost at $1000-1500 for a 2 month period. I am asking a few horse lovers to help in his recovery. Please donate to Remember Me Rescue for his care through our website and we will keep you updated on his progress.

As of January 1st we have placed 14 exracehorses in new homes and we currently have 9 horses up for adoption in our program. To find out more about our program and the horses in it or to fill out an application for adoption please go to our website at