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Mrs. Blue and Momma move into new foster home

Mrs. Blue and Momma check out their new surroundings at Tenoroc High School. The two horses are being fostered by the high school's agriculture department. photo by Dani Horton

Mrs. Blue and Momma check out their new surroundings at Tenoroc High School. The two horses are being fostered by the high school’s agriculture department. photo by Dani Horton

Long-term residents, Mrs. Blue and Momma, have found a new foster home in Tenoroc High School’s agriculture department today.

Mrs. Blue is a 28 year old Thoroughbred mare. She came to us the first time in May 2008. She was found starving behind a feed store. The owner said it was not his horse so it was not his problem. Friends stepped in and rescued her and we got the call to finish her rehabilitation.

After she was healthy she was adopted but she came back to the rescue in March 2012 when the adopter could no longer care for her. Due to her age and health issues, she will live out the rest of her life at the rescue.

We know she was a racehorse when she was younger and then moved on to be a broodmare. Somewhere along the line someone spent a lot of time training her. She was an excellent kid’s horse for many years. She was also rescued from starvation once before.

Her story is very common with OTTBs (off-the-track Thoroughbreds). Once their racing and/or breeding career is over, they start getting passed from owner to owner.

Momma is an approximately 15 year old mare. She is 14.2 hands, gaited and we believe she is a Rocky Mountain horse.

She does have the beginning stages of COPD which is easily maintained. The COPD has been stabilized and is not very noticeable now.

She had been running loose on a large piece of property for approximately four years. She has come a long way and is becoming a very well-mannered horse.

We believe, due to some old saddle scars, she was ridden at one point. She is currently available for adoption.

The horses will be turned out together in 10 acres of pasture land behind the school. The Tenoroc High School agriculture teacher, Amy Glenn, will direct students in the day-to-day care of horses. H.E.R. owner, Dani Horton, will continuously check on the welfare of the horses and take any opportunity she can to educate the students on horse neglect and proper care.

Tenoroc will also provide the feed and hay for the two horses.

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