Star needs a sponsor! Will you help this pretty lady as she awaits a new home?
“Star” was found abandoned by Animal Control in Riverside County. She arrived to the ranch thin and with very bad teeth. She is approximately 23 years old, not-tattooed dark bay (almost black) Thoroughbred with some graying on the edges from age. She stands about 16 hands. Star is blind (or almost) in her right eye and has visible clouding in the left. The veterinarian suspects the blindness is a result of a prior case of Uveitis that was left untreated. She gets around well but can be spooky on her right side.
When Star first arrived she would rear as a first response to almost anything. To help calm her, she is always spoken to when being groomed or when around her so she knows where we’re at. This constant communication has made a huge difference! While she was relatively standoffish initially on arrival, she now seems to enjoy affection. Star does not necessarily enjoy being groomed but likes her neck and chest rubbed. She always has her tongue sticking out of the side of her mouth just a little bit. Star knows her groundwork but has not yet been evaluated under saddle as a sanctuary had been lined up but later fell through. It is expected that Star will be evaluate soon. Until she is tested under saddle, a home where she would be kept as a companion horse is preferable.
Star loves the boys and seems to always go in to season around them at the drop of a hat. She is okay standing at a tie rail although it’s not her strongest point. Star has only been trailered once and it took some coaxing. While she is willing to let the farrier work on her front feet, she is a little more stubborn with the back.
Star is currently available for adoption, along with her handsome, goofball buddy "Chester." The two have been through so much and have closely bonded at Toby's Legacy. Chester is protective of Star and helps serve as her guide when she's unsure of her surroundings. Will you consider adopting this sweet pair? If you think you might be interested in being Star and Chester's forever home, please visit our How to Adopt page and let us know you have your eye on Star!
September 14, 2014: I am just devastated to have to announce the passing of Star. She coliced and had to be humanely euthanized. She was such a fixture and the rescue and will be greatly missed. Love you Star