Flynn

SEX: gelding BREED: POA REGISTERED NAME:  
COLOR: roan
MARKINGS:    
YOB: 1999 AGE: 22 HEIGHT: 13.3 WEIGHT: 850 lbs
LOCATION: Redmond ADOPTION FEE: $1000  Online Adoption Application  

Errol Flynn is a POA pony in his early 20s who was surrendered to Animal Control by his owner who could no longer care for him. Flynn’s right eye is badly infected, and vascular mass is growing over his cornea. Unfortunately, this has gone untreated for the past year. Dr. Renner from Rainland Farm Equine did an assessment of Flynn just after his arrival. He examined Flynn’s eye and assessed his pain levels, and his conclusion is that the eye should be removed. We are very hopeful that the surgery will make him feel 1000% better and that he will have an easy and uncomplicated recovery but no matter what happens, Flynn seems to understand that he’s in a good place where people can take care of him.

 

Flynn’s First Ride at SAFE!

Flynn’s First Ride at SAFE!

This was the first time we saddled Flynn, bumped him up to the fence, and mounted him for a ride. He did extremely well and felt like a “been there done that” pony! We have only had him at SAFE for 2 months and most of the time has been spent recovering from his eye surgery, so there hasn’t been much time to introduce him to groundwork. But Flynn has clearly been ridden in the past.

About six weeks ago, Flynn was trimmed for the first time at SAFE. Since then, his hooves have been pretty tender. We are treating his hooves to help them harden up but he may be a candidate for riding boots or shoes. It takes 10 to 12 months for a horse to grow out a new hoof, so we have just started him on this road to recovery. He is available now to meet his future family. This little gem will not be here long!

Flynn’s First Day Out

Flynn’s First Day Out

Last week was a great one for Flynn! We got the results of his histology test from Pilchuck Report and they found zero cancer cells! We were all concerned that the mass in his eye might be malignant, but the vets have concluded that it was likely a large ulcer caused by a past injury. This is great news because now we don’t have to worry about a future re-occurrence.

Flynn’s healing has gone so well that we are now able to turn him out during the day. As you’ll see in this video, he is thrilled about this! There’s still a few things we need to take care of for Flynn: he’ll need his teeth floated in a few weeks, and we’re still treating his high worm load, but our pony pal is on the road to a full recovery and a bright future!

Successful Surgery for Flynn

Successful Surgery for Flynn

Errol Flynn returned home to SAFE yesterday afternoon after a successful surgery to remove his eye and the tumors that were growing there. Pilchuck Vet Hospital reports that they got a good look at the tissue surrounding the mass, and were able to remove it cleanly. They also said he “jumped right up” from the anesthesia. All good news!

Back home, he seems comfortable and very receptive to being cuddled and loved on. He even looks cute in his bandages!

Introducing Errol Flynn

Introducing Errol Flynn

Errol Flynn is a POA pony in his mid-20s who was surrendered to Animal Control by his owner who could no longer care for him. Flynn’s right eye is badly infected, and vascular mass is growing over his cornea. Unfortunately, this has gone untreated for the past year. Dr. Renner from Rainland Farm Equine did an assessment of Flynn just after his arrival. He examined Flynn’s eye and assessed his pain levels, and his conclusion is that the eye should be removed.

So, Flynn will be heading to Pilchuck Veterinarian Hospital tomorrow. He will be examined and prepped for surgery, which will take place on Wednesday. If all goes well, he will be back home at SAFE on Thursday. 

We are very hopeful that the surgery will make him feel 1000% better and that he will have an easy and uncomplicated recovery but no matter what happens, Flynn seems to understand that he’s in a good place where people can take care of him.

Terry visited with him this afternoon, and cleaned his eye and all the discharge off his face. She says that when she was finished, he laid his head her in hands, closed his eyes, and sighed deeply. Almost as if to say he is already thankful for the kindness he’s seen from SAFE.  Since his arrival, he’s been very interested in the other horses he has seen from afar, but Terry says that this afternoon, he was very sweet and affectionate, and really seemed to want her company.

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Flynn’s Friends:

1. Nancy B.

2. Peggy B.

3. Marrissa H.

4. Kimera H.

5. Dejenelle J.

6. Daniel K.

7. Julie M.

8. Lisa P.

9. Mary T.

10. Karen T.

11. Renee W.

Every horse deserves at least ten friends! Even a small monthly donation can make a difference. Plus, SAFE horse sponsors receive discounts at local businesses through the SAFEkeepers program!

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