Many of you have been asking for an update on Sam…the rescue horse that was left for dead…starved and dehydrated in his own pasture. Lori, from Sunkissed Acres Horse Rescue in Georgia, touched all of our hearts by giving Sam a voice and telling his story.
It has been a month now since Lori managed to gain custody of Sam and he came to live at her rescue. When he first arrived she had to feed him every 2-3 hours, 24 hours a day. He could not even stand on his own two feet. He had lice and a vicious case of rain rot. He was hundreds of pounds under weight and was terribly weak. He was terrified of being abandoned & starved again and would not leave the barn and go out to pasture. Poor Sam.
Here is an update from Lori…”Sam was actually running today. No, he still isnt leaving the barn but at least he is circling it with some speed now.”
“Big day here today. Last night, I turned Sam out with the horses. Not that he goes anywhere but he needs to get used to night turnout at some time so out he went. Well, this morning when I went to feed, I caught Sam out on the pasture. OK, just beyond the gates but out eating all the same and guess what, he was with Commander. Yup, happily grazing with the old man till I called his name. Then it was head and tail up and Lordy Lady, did I miss breakfast? He came flying in. Baby steps but after more than a month, Sam has finally gone to the pasture all by himself.”
Lori finally had the lice under control and last week began to slough off the rain rot. A lot of his hair came with it as you can see…But after a week…he is already sporting new hair growth. And he is looking mighty handsome.
We are so proud of Sam. And eternally grateful to Lori for giving him a home.
Island Cowgirl Jewelry will be sponsoring Sam on his road to recovery. If you would like to do something worthy & selfless & make a little bit of difference in the world we encourage you to donate to Sunkissed Acres and help Lori help these horses…we sure would be thankful!