Pasha II Before....
This beautiful black Arab mare was found in the kill pen at the Enumclaw Pavilion waiting to be shipped to slaughter. We could see from her scars that her back legs had been tied or hobbled probably for breeding. She is still lactating so we thought she may be pregnant. She has many injuries on her body and her tongue was nearly completely severed.
We can only guess at the sad existence this mare has endured; giving birth to foal after foal until she was thrown away.
A vet check reveals that she has either aborted or her foal taken and that she has a very serious infection. She does not want any human near her.
Her kind eye and beautiful face reminded me of my little black arab mare Pasha, who was my companion for many years, and so I named her Pasha II - (Patricia)
Pasha II After....
Pasha II's story is bittersweet. After a year of rehabilitation and lots of love and attention she is ready to be adopted. She is still wary but she has a kind eye and is stunning. Pasha was adopted by a wonderful family and went to a very kind and knowledgeable trainer where she excelled.
Unfortunately, after two years with her loving family Pasha II was put to rest. Like many who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress, something triggered her fear and she lashed out.
Pasha II paid the ultimate price for the cruel treatment she endured at the hands of a human. A sad reminder that inflicting pain, using restraints and other cruel treatment does not work!
Horses have memories almost as good as an elephant and traumatic events are not forgotten. Read Temple Grandin, a noted animal expert and advocate for autistic humans; Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human for a brilliant insight into how a horse learns and how trauma affects memory and behavior.
Flight to a Star, an OTTB, was found in a dark, filthy stall emaciated, covered in lice and had a very large infected cut below her fetlock that was wrapped in a piece of
cloth and duct tape.
She was emaciated, covered in lice and severally depressed. When Star arrived at Serenity she was 1023Ibs.
at 17.2 hands. She had rain rot, lice,
worms, weeping sores and was very malnourished.
We developed a nutritional plan for Star and had our
Veterinarian treated her badly injured leg.
Two surgeries later Star was on her way to normal movement in her
Flight to a Star After......
Here is Star at 1350 Ibs, a shiny coat and a healed fetlock. Star has been adopted by Madison Grove Farm and works with special needs children. She has her own Facebook page; Star Madison.
Sweet Year After....
Starry Eyed Prospect After....