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Teddy and Tilly came off of a feed lot in Eastern Wa, both came to my farm super sick and frightened. The costs of rehabilitating these two horses are HUGE from the feed, farrier and numerous vet costs. These two need your support. More ...
Hello everyone my name is Samantha and I am currently a college student in Washington state studying to be a vet assistant and eventually vet tech. I have a herd of my own horses that I have been slowly downsizing as money is tight with tuition. This page is not about me though, it is about two 3 year old Haflinger horses. These two horses caught my eye on several Facebook accounts as they were being shared due to the fact that they were sitting on a feed lot in Eastern Wa. These horses would have been shipped for there meat value if no one was to pick them up and give them a home. With all of my own horses and my limited budget I decided to jump head first with out checking how deep the water was. I took my old truck and horse trailer on the 4 hour haul to Eastern Wa and pick up both a filly and a stud colt. They were sick and had no clue what was going on as the guy shoved them both in my trailer in the dark and waved us goodbye. It took us 4 and a half hours in the rain, snow and up steep hills with my truck only going 35 miles an hour, I think I cried several times praying we could make it home.

Once home I was able to unload these two and see what I had gotten myself into. First the filly who I renamed Chantilly, knows absolutely nothing she doesn't lead and was unsure about everything. She seemed to have caught the cold the colt had on the haul over. The colt was very sick when he got on my trailer and knows a bit more then the filly but still that isn't much.

I am asking for funding to help these two as I have already drained most of my savings account on driving over the mountain to get them and paying there bail and the vet or shoer have yet to come out and look at them.

The money will go toward there vet bills which will include the farm call, shots, meds for there colds, gelding the colt, doing a preg check on the filly to make sure she isn't in foal, and dental work. The vet will have to return to do boosters and check on there colds which is another bill. They also need to be wormed. There feet are horrible and will take several months of trimming to get them normal again. Then there is the general expense of adding two more horses to my herd, I will need to order hay sooner and get another ton of pellets. Another expense is disinfecting my horse trailer and small barn so the other horses don't get sick.

Chantilly and Teddy are in a separate barn away from my other horses until they are cleared by the vet not to be contagious. Both are super sweet and are trying so very hard to learn. Everyday I go down and spend an hour with each of them working on trust and basic handling. They are slowly coming around and eventually with some help they will be stunning and ready for what is next in there life's.
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