Rooster is a young quarter-pony (approximately 5 years old) who was signed over to us in March 2021 after being purchased at a livestock auction by a kind and conscientious person who saw he was in desperate need of the veterinary care he had been denied. He was a stud at the time (has now been gelded) He had multiple badly infected wounds, abscesses above both eyes, ulcers in both eyes, severe trauma to the left side of his face, several broken and missing teeth. He had a fracture above his left eye that thankfully did not require surgical repair. As of 04/17/21 he was discharged from the hospital and went to the MHARF farm to continue his rehab. Despite having had no handling in the past, Rooster is a nice young horse who is now learning to trust people. Thank you very much to Anoka Equine Veterinary Services for their excellent care, and also to Gayle and Cindy for helping to get this guy to a safe place where he is getting the treatment he needs.
Update 06/24/21: Rooster has now out of rehabilitation and has gone into training with Sarah Lemke of Step Up Horsemanship. Sarah reports that he is still settling in and still working though his trust issues so she will be taking it slowly with him. Watch for updates! You can watch a video of Rooster getting some treats from a friend at the barn on our Facebook page Here.