Organized by: Elizabeth Morrow
After graduating high school Kristina had to sell her childhood horse, Mocha. In the years since selling him, he changed hands a couple times and a few months ago, Kristina realized he was nearby at a barn in Oregon and decided to see if she could go visit him. Upon finding him she discovered he was in horrible shape, underweight, and confined to a tiny stall he was rarely let out of. She worked for months to buy him back and finally was able to get him back last week. Unfortunately the hard work of getting him back to his former healthy self has only just begun. He is underweight and has tons of worms which has contributed to his difficulty gaining weight. His prior owners kept him in a tiny stall and only took him out to ride him, which they absolutely shouldn't have been doing in his condition, especially considering that the owner was a very large man and Mocha had only two shoes. He is lame in one leg, likely due to being ridden with such uneven feet. He clearly hasn't seen a farrier in some time and when we took him out of the trailer it looked like he hadn't been brushed in a year. His tail was one giant mat and took hours to brush out and his mane also had several mats.
Mocha's vet and farrier bills already are adding up. By the end of the month the expenses that Kristina will be footing are upwards of $1000. The dedication she's put into saving this beautiful creature is unbelievable. She's doing everything she can do to save money, including moving out of her apartment into my Winnebago, but nursing Mocha back to health is bleeding her dry. Anything you guys can do to help, just a couple dollars, would help pay for his vet bills, dewormers, food, and supplements Mocha needs to get healthy.