At Dead Broke Farm, we love horses, and we find it difficult to turn our backs on horses who are malnourished, injured, unwanted, abused, slaughter-bound, or in need of basic hoof or veterinary care.As a result, we have rescued more than 80 horses since 2004.
(Click on photo to enlarge.) I was emailed by a friend who said there was a horse at the Harnett County Animal Control that was in bad shape and needed someone to adopt him.
We went to the animal shelter on Oct 17, 2013, and were appalled at the condition of the horse, so of course, we brought him home to our farm.
He will then also be strong enough to give him a mineral block, hoof care, vaccines, and dental care.
Initially, he was too weak to risk introducing viruses into his body or sedating him to have his teeth floated.
We have nursed them back to health, rebuilt their trust in humans, and given them a purpose in life...
to delight all those who come in contact with them.
We purchased Booger off of an online horse auction site.
He was pitiful with a huge belly and hocks (the knees of his hind legs) that touched because he was so thin. He was a five-month-old orphan who was being kept in a tool shed!
In other instances, they succumb to the refeeding syndrome which causes heart, liver, and kidney failure.