Millie & Ruthie the Mules
These old gals are sure special here. They were saved from 'Kill Pens' the last step before heading out of the country to be dog food. Millie is about 30 and was in Missouri when she was heading to sale when her humans were moving to town. She was so severely foundered ( hooves very long with the bones inside twisted) she couldn't walk. We took one look at her and knew we had to bring her home. We didn't think she would ever be sound to ride, but we hoped she could be pain free. Good trimming and food over the years has reversed this injury and she is my faithful friend.
Ruthie was at a liquidation sale at a horse camp in Ohio - massive sell off of 80 horses, when we saw her on the auction block. She was soured from being used on the trail line for so many years and would pin her ears back and kick if you even looked at her. Her feet were also foundered and she was also lame. She is in her late 20s now. Well with TLC and good foot care she is also sound and thinks humans just might be ok. They are not up for adoption as they have had a long and not so good life path. Here is were they will stay living out their lives just being happy and boss gals of the herd. You can sponsor these sweet gals - $20 buys 3 nice big bales of hay for them!