Hey guys! So I've decided to dedicate my birthday to race horse rescue this year. As you guys know, my horse Godric was a rescue. He was pulled off a slaughter truck and found his way to me. By the looks of him, we can tell his life was never easy. His feet were terrible from not having proper care as a foal. My farrier was in awe that he was still able to walk. The few races he was in he ended up in last place, and if you look at the back of his pasterns (heels) you'd know why. He has permanent scars where he would over step with his back legs, hitting his pasterns. If you see him in the pasture today, I keep him in boots 24-hours a day. It was also brought to my attention by a vet that Godric was probably in a starting gate accident. He has scaring in his back muscles and a permenent bump on his head. Because Godric never recieved proper care is why he is retired as a 6-year-old. If you got to see him jump the short time he was sound, you'd know what a talented ride he exhinbited. He is so talented and kind, even after all he has been through. He is a reminder that love will always prevail and an inspiration to me everyday.
In honor of me turning 26, I'd like my friends, in lieu of gifts, to make a donation to the Louisiana Horse Rescue. There are a lot of great racehorse rescues in this country, but Louisiana is my birthplace, so this one hits close to home. By their standards, Godric was in pretty good shape compared to some of the horses they recieve. At the begininning of this year, the LHRA took in 38 emaciated horses from Ryder River Ridge Farm in Natchitoches, LA. You might remember this rescue if you live in Louisiana. Horses sat starving in their pasture, while old corpses surrounded them. NO animal should have to live like this.
It takes a lot of finances to ensure these horses are treated so they can go to their new homes. Let's help these guys out!