A month ago, the MSSPA received horses from Vermont for the first time in the Society’s 150-year history. These six horses, part of a herd of 14, are nearing the end of their quarantine at River Road Farm. All six have been vaccinated, de-wormed and de-loused, and had their hooves trimmed. They’ve also been easy to handle, standing well for the farrier and the vet. They will be evaluated for skills soon after they’re done with quarantine on March 19th. Everyone at the shelter is looking forward to seeing what this crew can do!
Louie, the flea bitten gray gelding, loves being with his friends: Anna, a sweet bay draft cross mare, and Ruby, a chestnut mare.
Ruby was underweight upon her arrival and is being treated with antibiotics for Lyme disease and anaplasmosis, both of which are tick-borne illnesses.
The three ponies, Pokey, Peanut, and Pickles, are being treated for anemia and were all severely underweight as well, but they are on now the path to recovery. Pokey, the stallion, will be gelded once he is healthy again. One thing’s for sure, these boys are all charmers.
You can visit these horses by appointment after the shelter reopens on April 1st. If you would like to follow along with the Vermont Six’s progress, please sign up for our email list. You can also follow MSSPA on Facebook and Instagram.