Apollo was rescued at the approximate age of six months old. Animal Control could not determine who his mother was, as there was no mare producing milk on the property. All the horses were thin and in deplorable overall condition. Due to the colt’s lack of nutrition, he was frail and could hardly stand. The county vet recommended putting the colt down. As he was affectionately named, Apollo seemed unique to the investigators, so they decided to go against the vet’s recommendation and see what they could do to help him. Apollo was started on milk cow pellets and hay; however, Apollo’s legs and development suffered from the initial lack of nutrition.
Apollo was soon adopted by a woman who intended to give him a home for the rest of his life. He stayed with her for seven years until she began to have health issues and financial trouble and could no longer care for him. Since Apollo is not ridable, most rescues were not interested in taking him. The woman contacted Redwings, and we were able to accept Apollo. Apollo is one of our sponsor horses, and his sweet disposition makes him a favorite with staff and volunteers. He enjoys life in a big pasture and is very happy.