Bright Eyes’ owner suffered a stroke and could not take care of her or the other five horses that shared a home with him. The horses were being fed, but no veterinary, farrier, or dental care was being provided. The horses' conditions were also unsafe due to a large amount of debris in the pasture.
A concerned family member reached out to Redwings to see if we could help. The Redwings team made the 9-hour round trip drive north to pick up the horses and bring them back to the sanctuary.
Shortly before she was rescued, she suffered a traumatic injury and was non-weight bearing on one leg when she arrived. She has made a miraculous recovery with the help of a special horseshoe; she will remain a permanent resident at Redwings due to the special care needed for her limp and pain management. Bright Eyes has one blue eye and one brown eye and is a gentle and very resilient mare.