Type: Miniature Horse
Markings: Wide blaze & 2 white spots on left side
We had never seen a sadder little group of refugees. Bucky had a halter on that was so small and tight that it had become ingrown into his face. This caused a permanent indentation on his nose that is still there today. He was covered with lice and hadn’t had a decent meal in recent memory judging from his condition. The owner had decided to dump Bucky and his friends Pinto Bean and Newt. They were bought by a man who provides big cat sanctuaries with meat to feed the lions and tigers. The poor equines who are unlucky enough to be purchased for this purpose are shot and their bodies are thrown to the big cats.
We said NO!
Some kind-hearted ladies pitched in and purchased them, but they needed a place to go. Red Bell agreed to take them and began the process of getting vet care, quarantine and transport. Upon arrival, the little fellows were de-liced, received vet care and then began the process of teaching them that all people aren’t monsters and that their life was completely changed. It’s a long road that takes patience, understanding and of course, money.
Today they are happy members of the Red Bell Run herd!
Bucky remains fast friends with Newt at our Mini Woods facility. While there is nothing that can be done for the permanent damage to Bucky’s little face, he is now happy and healthy.