A miniature horse.
Teddy was rescued in the fall of 2012 from a property with many other neglected horses, mules and dogs. He was found living in a small pen with another miniature horse and several huge, starving hogs. The hogs were more than four times the size of Teddy! Hogs are known to be predators of anything smaller than them, especially when starving, so Teddy was lucky to be alive.
Teddy was very thin was he was rescued and his hooves were so overgrown that they began twisting. The tendons in Teddy’s feet were weakened from the malformation of his hooves, causing him a lot of pain and making it difficult for him to walk.
When he arrived at Longmeadow, he was dewormed right away and the farrier began work on his hooves. The farrier performed a drastic trim of Teddy’s hooves and put him on a strict trimming schedule to correct the long-term neglect that had caused him so much pain.
Teddy has been vaccinated and neutered, and now he’s back at a healthy weight.
Now that he’s healthy, Teddy’s beautiful roan coloring and flaxen mane and tail really shine! During the day, he hangs out with his Barn Buddy friends Calypso and Ritz in a large turnout pen at Longmeadow’s Menagerie Barn. At night, he goes into his own stall so he can eat his carefully measured feed for dinner and breakfast. He’s a very good-natured guy and he enjoys attention from people.
Teddy is currently on a regular schedule of vaccinations, deworming, teeth floating, and hoof trimming.