Buddy is a 15 y/o, 19.2 hand, black Percheron gelding who needed to be retired at an early age due to severe osteoarthritis and joint issues. He was a carriage horse for many years. A true "Gentle Giant" he fits right in with all of the seniors at the sanctuary. He will never be sound enough to work again, but certainly creates an awesome presence in our pasture! Buddy arrived in December of 2011. He requires daily supplements and anti-inflammatory medication to keep him comfortable.
Buddy has struggled with recurrent subsolar hoof abscesses for over a year.
After many months of intensive hoof rehab, we are pleased to finally say that Buddy is doing well! Watch this video clip from February 2016!
*Thank you Kelly A. for your monthly sponsorship towards Buddy's care!
Sponsors currently cover $100 out of his $650/month care costs.
Buddy's Wish List:
Bagged Flake Shavings
Alfalfa Hay Bales