Lady-Lu, an extremely elderly horse of 40+ years, arrived at Wild Places the first week of August 2015. She was very skinny, but gained about 140 pounds at Wild Places. Because she had almost no teeth, she was fed a special "mash" (soaked alfalfa pellets, beet pulp, senior horse grain, corn oil, senior supplements, probiotics, and joint supplements) to help her keep weight on. When she arrived, she immediately needed dental work, deworming, hoof trimming, and vaccinations. She also had severe arthritis and balance issues. In late 2017, after consultation with the vet, we decided it was unkind to put Lady through another high-country winter, and she was euthanized and buried on our hill. At her previous home, Lady lived with no other horses -- at Wild Places, we know she enjoyed her time being part of a herd again, and we're so glad we were able to give that to her. We miss her dearly.
** Note that Lady gained even more weight since this "after" picture was taken!