We received a call from our friend, Beatrice, about a 30 year old horse in a rural area needing help. His owners are in Montana seasonally and believe in "letting nature take its course'. The caretakers of the 100 acre property couldn't let Cole continue in his condition. They reached out to a friend, that friend reached out to Beatrice, and Bea called us. How could we say no? We brought Cole home 11/19/2019 with a body score of 1-2. His first day he choked twice. the vet feels he may be wolfing down his food and soaking his feed to soup like consistency is the secret. He is concerned Cole may have EOTRH, a dental disease, and badly needs a float. So begins the rehabilitation on this gentle giant. He appears to possibly have draft in him, is sweet, a total gentleman, and calm as can be. We can't wait to see him healthy and happy.
Sadly, Cole was diagnosed with end stage COPD. Despite steroids and breathing treatments we were unable to keep Cole comfortable. Although his time with us was short, he touched everyone he met and is greatly missed.