Rest In Peace, Sage.
This is sage. You can see how thin she was when she came in.
Sage has an amazing story to tell. One that should be the story for every horse who meets with cruelty and neglect!
Sage was dying from starvation and neglect. An older horse, we figure in her 20's , she was no longer cared for.
Unfortunately, this is the story of many of our horses.
But for Sage, an amazing thing happened...
A neighbor of the place where Sage was dying, took notice of her poor condition. She approached the owners of the horse to hold them accountable. As a reply, she was given the horse to care for and look after.
This is amazing when you consider this wonderful woman is not a horse-person. She did not know the first thing about caring for a horse, but suspected this horse was not being cared for properly.
She took the horse in, fed it senior feed, got veterinary information, and gave it what care she could afford. In a few weeks we figure she managed to put about 70 pounds on Sage. What you see here is the much-improved condition of Sage after the neighbor stepped in.
She contacted us with her story to ask if we could take the horse from her, as she didn't have the long-term ability to do so. She even had a friend trailer Sage all the way from Ark City, Kansas! KUDOS to this neighbor! Thank you for your compassion and conviction to do what was right by this animal. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts, and promise to take the best care of Sage we can.
We've been able to put a bit more weight on her, and Kassie is able to ride her with a halter.
Sage was adopted by Maddie in February of 2011. She was a wonderful horse and always willing to go for a ride. Unfortunately, in the summer of 2011 Sage developed an intestinal blockage. They tried and tried to help her, but inevitably they had to put her down.
We hope they have peace in knowing they gave Sage probably the best few months of her entire life.