We were asked to help with Hazel just a day or so before we lost Callista, so she is part of the SAFE herd in Callista’s memory. Hazel’s 70 year old owner passed away, leaving his 90 year old mother responsible for his estate and his horse. She lived on 20 acres, and was nearly impossible to catch, so she didn’t receive any vet or farrier care for a long time.
Hazel is a big-bodied black and white paint type mare, and only the gray hairs on her muzzle reveal her true age, which is more than 30. She’s gentle, but extremely timid. She’s also been less than enthusiastic about her hay rations, but we’re happy to report that she’s finally cleaning her plate and eating all her timothy.