One day I received a message from a man who was following us on Instagram. He asked me for help as he couldn’t take care of his horses anymore. Because of corona he had no money left for his new hobby. We went to his place to see the horses. The friendly owner showed us the horses. Soon it was clear he did not know what to do with them. The horses had changed. Before he could ride them but now they are aggressive and hard to approach, he said. Being new to horses the owner had no idea how to handle this.
We bought his 4 horses. Two of them where in good condition and we found new loving homes for them already. The other two horses are still at Salty Cowboy.
One of them is Rosa. The previous owner had put the stallions and mares together and Rosa might be pregnant. She was very skinny and had skin and hoof problems. She was weaving in her stall. Rosa has been with us around 4 months, she is gaining weight slowly.
She is in rehabilitation for her aggression and is making slow progress. Her aggression is one out of fear. We are giving her loads of (unwanted) cuddles and she seems to get used to it and in the evening time she even starts to like them. We have had a saddle on her a couple of times for easy walks. It seems to us she has been carrying too heavy. Once she starts to build muscles she might be feeling better.
For now we are waiting to be able to determine if she is pregnant. She has a slow life with lots of human interaction. 2 times per day grooming, walks, cuddles and play in the arena. Her skin is recovering well so do her hooves.
Rosa’s future will be training to be a leisure horse. Right now we can not see her talents yet because of her condition.
Do you want to help Rosa in her first stage of recovery?
What do we need?
A vet who can determine if she is pregnant
Financial help to cover the costs of food and care.
(Used) Tack: bridal, saddle, lunge line, lunging whip, stirrup leathers, girth, halter, ropes ect.