Nov. 16, 2012
On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, Christine Griffin and her husband, Larry, brought Warrior, the 23 year old rescued mustang, to us. They were on their way to their property in Eastern Az. They had been keeping him since he was rescued from the San Bernardino Animal Shelter where he was facing being put down. Animal Control had taken him away from an abusive owner. JERAS received an email about him a month ago and we tried hard to find him a home through networking. No one wanted an old, arthritic horse. We could not see him being put down after all he has been through and offered him a home. While at Christine’s, he had his teeth done, which was badly needed. She is a Certified Equine Dental Tech and does great work. A Facebook friend suggested the name “Warrior”, as he is a real survivor. Since he arrived here, I have trimmed his hooves, which have some real pathology, but will improve over time with frequent, correct trimming. He is getting all the fine bermuda hay he can eat and soaked hay pellets and soaked alfalfa cubes, plus vitamins, minerals, joint supplements and PowerStance. All the horses & burros love the donated PowerStance.
Warrior is very wary of people, but once he is haltered, is very well behaved. He has arthritis, lumps & bumps, and even has a torn nostril. We will never know what abuse and neglect he endured, but he is safe now. I did some TTouch with him today and he closed his eyes & started sighing…I plan to put him with the old Arabs. We will keep this page updated with Warrior’s progress.
2014. Warrior is doing very well, despite his injuries and arthritis. He is very happy and lives with Penny and Lucky, another older, injured mustang. He occasionally feels frisky enough to take a little canter. Here he was on Nov. 4. http://youtu.be/a02DQbSxH4M
Nov. 2015. Warrior has been here 3 years and continues to do well. He does have occasional narcolepsy, falls asleep on his feet, but catches himself and does not fall. Here he was last March when we tried adding Bayron to his group. We ended up having to cross fence so that Lucky & Bayron are together and Warrior is with Penny and Red. Despite advanced age and a bad knee, Warrior certainly lives up to his name.