Angela (Angie) came into FCER in April 2019 after being removed from her owner by law enforcement. This once beautiful mare was at least 250 pounds underweight. She had ringworm, ticks, worms and had foundered. Laminitis is very painful, and although some horses can regain soundness and resume a riding career, this is not a realistic goal for Angie. At about 22 years old, our goal for her is to become comfortable. She will need extensive corrective hoof work to accomplish that. In the meantime, she’s on medication and we’re soaking her feet because of abscesses. Angie has been in a terrible, painful condition for a long time. She deserves some quality retirement, and we intend to give it to her.
Angela's progress has been slow, with some anticipated setbacks. She has had some abscesses in both fronts, so much so that we took her back to the vet clinic for a couple weeks so she could get the best care. Angie has returned to FCER with corrective shoes and in much less pain. Her attitude is great, and she continues to gain weight. We're still hopeful she can have a pain free retirement.
On the legal side - the wrangling has begun! The first pretrial hearing has been postponed.
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