|Joe not long after arriving at the Sanctuary|
Throwback Thursday is to our sweet, sweet Joe. He'd been run through an auction, picked up by a rescue, adopted to a youth camp, and then discarded when his body wore out. His face showed signs of neglect when someone left the halter on too long. The rescue that pulled him from the auction apparently cut the halter off. When Joe came to us, he was hide covered over bone. He also had a neurological problem where he couldnt' walk straight. We were able to put the weight back on but could never fix the neurological problem.
He didn't stay with us along, but he left a deep impression on my heart and soul. NEver once did he carry a grudge for all the neglect and ill will done upon him. He was a stoic gelding that deserved so much more. His final days were filled with love and grain. I only wish I could have done more.