Big boy Jericho, a 21ish year old Tobiano gelding had a stellar history for many years as an actual working rescue horse and licensed first responder in California. Due to an injury, he was basically written off and sent to auction. A gentleman there recognized him from a newspaper article that described his professional history and bought him. Later the owner succumbed to Cancer and gave Jericho to two young women trying to create their own rescue in CA. They fled the fires of CA and came to Oregon with Jericho and three other horses, all boarded at a facility in Mulino, OR. It turned out to be a very neglectful operation and one of our board members was contacted by these latest owners through Cowgirl 911.
After addressing his health concerns and lack of body weight/muscle mass with our horse behavior specialist and board member, Marianne Berg, she developed a nutritional regimen with high quality supplements to bolster his health and was approved by Banks Veterinary Service.
Jericho also ended up having two sessions with Charisse Tooze, owner of The Animal Bodyworks who does creative healing with massage and other natural healing techniques, which opened him up and he galloped through the pasture quite happily right after that! A year later our Banks vet, Dr. Kim pronounced that he has definitely put on weight and muscle mass since seeing him a year before. Happier and much healthier for sure!
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