Rescued Horses Seeking Home

BLYTHEWOOD – Two of the three horses surviving months of neglect, seized from a pasture off Highway 34 in Fairfield County June 10, are recovering, but are still looking for a permanent home. Blythewood horse trainer Minge Wiseman has been looking after Sandra, the aged mare, and Izzy, the 3-year-old filly, since they were taken, along with another filly, by Fairfield Animal Control from the property on Cook Road. The third filly, which weighed only 200 pounds and was too weak to stand for any length of time, was later euthanized, but the mare and the 3-year-old are progressing, Wiseman said.

“They are steadily gaining weight,” Wiseman said.

While foster care has been offered for the horses, Wiseman said they still needed someone to adopt them permanently. The horses will probably never be in any shape to ride, she said, but would make excellent companion animals.

“They would make a good buddy for another horse,” Wiseman said. “The young one never grew enough and the older one will never be in shape to take any weight on her back again.”

Wiseman said the animals, while recovering, would still require a bit more care than healthy horses for now.

“They need more frequent feeding,” she said. “Three times a day. Their sores have healed, so they really just need a little TLC.”

Wiseman said anyone wishing to adopt the animals should contact her via email at: [email protected]

“They are ready to go at any time,” she said. “They are up to date on their shots, their worming, their teeth, everything.”

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