This is a very wonderful thing that you and your friend have done. He looks so much better, bless his soul, still quite sore but moving for those treats and loves the kitty! Bless you all horse, folks and felines.
"When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters, one represents danger, the other represents opportunity."
I live in Wa. state and just read this post for the first time, Good Lord! could someone please post where he came from, which auction, $40.00??? Thank you to the honorable people who gave him a dignified ending...I am so sad that this happened in Wa. but I guess it's happening to Tb's everywhere. Clearly it's time for me to get my head out of the sand!
Coop - he came from the Enumclaw auction. It is held the first sunday of the month although the numbers of horses has really been dwindling there and prices are horrible. Anyone who continues to buy from slaughter dealers in WA should have their heads examined as you could rescue 10 horses from that sale for the same price as some of the "rescues" charge.
In the "almost too weird to be true" category, I just found out that Champagne 'Til Dawn and one of my 2008 rescues, Thai's My Mama, have a daughter together called Out Til Dawn that is currently racing.
This one seems meant to be - if anyone here knows Sharon Balcom at Portland Meadows, please let her know that mare has a place to go if she ever needs one.