|Date Arrived:||January 2014|
|Vaccinations:||Tetanus, Strangles, Hendra|
|Treatments:||Microchipped, Teeth, Feet, Wormed, Chiropractic|
|Care Facility:||Tarampa, Queensland|
|Status:||Golden Oldies Program|
|Story:||Annie, along with four other horses, was abandoned in a paddock and left to starve. When we went to rescue her, she was so weak and dehydrated she couldn't walk up the ramp into the float. She collapsed at the foot of the tailgate and was practically carried onto the float. She was so close to death, we honestly didn't think she would make it. She had given up. She went down a number of times and refused to get up or even eat. Her future looked bleak.|
After a week of struggling, lots of medication, supplements, TLC and the comfort of her soul mate, Lordy, Annie finally started to turn the corner.
She was completely unhandled - had no idea how to even lead; rigging and fly masks would send her into a panic.
Today she has recovered physically but still panics with changes in routine. She was comforted by Lordy and was quite happy for him to boss her around!
Unfortunately, Lordy suffered from a condition that didn't allow him to sweat and his health deteriorated badly during the 2014 summer and he was sadly euthanised. We were concerned at how Annie would take separation from Lordy and introduced her to Seth. They took to each other extremely well but tragically Seth was also lost to an allergic reaction.
Annie has recovered well, though and is happy in the herd.