If anyone hasn’t read CANTER’s other blogs on the subject, please do, now:
The Difference Between 35 and 36 Starts (from Allie, via Chronicle of the Horse)
More Than Just a Listing Service (from Jess’s blog)
Hey Byrn is not our usual intake horse. Frankly, we don’t have the funding to take many cases of very limited soundness like this, it’s just not a responsible use of funds when there are so many horses needing a place to go. But every once in a while, we’re just called to – it has to be done, and we comfort ourselves by thinking that in the worst case scenario, we can make a horse comfortable and happy for a little while before considering euthanasia and an easy passing.
Like Jess, I’m not above schilling for money. Hey Byrn’s stall rest (and our potential ability to provide the same care to future horses) is more expensive than the field board most of our horses get. His care will take work and extra vet bills. In the future, when we are called about other horses like this (be they well known or not), maybe some reserves will allow us to be in a position to help, rather than the far-more-common (and heartbreaking) place we’re usually in, of having to say no. Click the button. Even $5 helps. Funds can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org:
If you prefer snail mail, donations can also be sent to:
CANTER Mid Atlantic