We’re quite happy to report that we haven’t had any more colic scares from our dear Dottie recently. Since completing Gastrogard therapy, she’s doing great on a product called Smart Gut and a few other digestive supplements. She gets a mash twice a day made of Beet Pulp, rice bran, senior feed, alfalfa pellets, oil, and salt, and that’s done a great job of keeping her weight up, in addition to her regular rations of hay.
What Dottie needs most is a home where she can have daily turnout along with a friend. She’s a dominant mare so she needs a companion who won’t care about her fussing. She’s very mare-ish and tends to squeal if a gelding even looks at her, so another mare to pal around with would be best. She is a Thoroughbred so some days she does want to run and buck, so her friends have to be okay with that as well. Oh and she HATES flies! A single horse fly can make her go crazy, running and carrying on until she is brought into her stall.
Dottie is a very sweet mare, good around kids and beginners (with supervision). She’s not suitable for riding, but she has a lot more to give than that. She loves being groomed and massaged, and will go into a happy trance when her tail is brushed.
Like so many rescue horses, Dottie has a wisdom about her…she truly understands that the people who are caring for her have saved her from a much worse fate. This mare survived some pretty serious abuse before being rescued, and she deserves a place of her own where she will never again suffer mistreatment. She shows her gratitude in little ways…and she is looking for someone with the ability to understand that. Could that someone be you?