The first time we saw Remy, an ‘expired’ racehorse, he was standing in a pen at a livestock auction. He was severely underweight, had crusty eyes, dull coat, and sores covering his legs. He could barely walk due to untreated chronic hoof issues. His head hung low and his spirit looked defeated. It was easy to see that he had endured terrible cruelty. His eyes were filled with fear and confusion as he was brought into the ring for people to place their bids on him. We learned that Remy's main "bidder" had plans to slaughter him.
CAPE staff and volunteers were determined not to let that happen and we made sure that Remy came home to the CAPE Animal Sanctuary! He has spent the last five years recovering from the abuse he endured during his life as a racehorse. Considering the amount of pain and confusion he must have experienced before being rescued, it is truly moving to see the transformation this amazing and gentle horse has made.
Today Remy's hooves, which were badly deformed, have immensely improved. With continuous farrier and vet care, the abscesses in both of his front hooves and the wounds on his legs and body are a distant memory. Occasional x-rays are still needed to monitor the condition of his hooves. Remy also requires consistent hoof trims, specialized horseshoes, and therapeutic boots - all which keeps him comfortable and able to move freely without pain.
Remy's coat now glistens. His body is strong, muscular, and at a great weight. He is the leader of the equine herd, protective over the rescued burros and his Mustang friend, Renegade. Remy & Renegade’s friendship is truly magnificent to witness. They are deeply bonded and Renegade mirrors everything that Remy does. A very sweet brotherhood!
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