June 30, 2014: Benny and Grant, two wonderful Quarter horses who we would love to adopt out together, came from a situation where they were not only abused by an owner, they were then placed in the care of a second family who in turn neglected them a second time! They would make wonderful family pets. Grant would be a handsome companion horse as he currently cannot be ridden due to navicular disease. Our farrier has high hopes that this can be worked with and eventually he will be ridable. Benny should be available for some light backyard riding. These are the two perfect gentleman if you want horses you can hug and love. They are friendly, easy to work with, and the sweetest guys ever.
March 19, 2014: Grant is doing very well. After being checked out by a vet, it was determined that he has navicular disease. He now has corrective shoes on his front feet and is on medication to prevent it from getting worse. He hasn’t been sore and is no longer lame, however he is not able to be ridden. Grant is very bonded to his friend Benny. If possible, we would love to see these guys find a home together. After all Grant has been through, he deserves a loving home where he can retire and live out the rest of his days comfortably. Despite all he has been through, Grant is quite the sweetheart. He absolutely loves carrots and likes kisses on his nose. He also seems to get along well with all the other horses and would make a great companion for a horse.
December 1, 2013: Grant and Benny both came to Happy Trails just a few weeks ago. These guys are both geldings from Guernsey County. They have now been rescued from a situation of neglect for the second time in their life. Grant is very sweet and quiet. He has soreness in his front legs and will need some time to recover from his lonely days of neglect. Imagine standing in a stall by your buddy. Every day a person comes in bringing grain to each and every other in the barn….except for you. That is what happened to these guys.
In order to bring a horse back to decent body condition, it takes rigorous around the clock care. They are on their way back! Stay posted for updates on these guys who will be available for adoption. If you are interested in being the owner who can assure that Grant will never again have to worry about a meal, please don’t hesitate to start the adoption process.