The Ad read: Deadline: 04/09/19
12 year old gelding. 15.1 hands. Very gentle and broke to ride. Hes been used on a ranch in east Texas.
Destined to be shipped to slaughter. He, like so many others, did not deserve this fate. He sat in the "Ship Pen" waiting to be loaded with others on a journey of unimaginable horror, fear, confusion and ultimately a cruel death.
TIER was contacted by one of our supporters who said they could pay the ransom and transport to Quarentine if TIER could cover costs of Quarentine, transport to TIER. They sent his pictures to us begging us to take him. 2 hours before his scheduled "LAST RIDE", his ransom was paid and arrangements made for transport to Quarentine.
His new name is Clyde.
10/4/2019 - Feed Me!
From Clyde's Foster Mom, Linda: No matter how much hay is in the feeders already he'll wait by the fence sure that I'm holding the good stuff for last!
TIER: It doesn't appear that he is lacking any feed to us! Thanks Linda & Richard for taking such good care of this lovely boy!
8/22/2019 - I am a GEM!
Smooth-Ride-Clyde, after being on Previcox for a week for his arthritis, has a willingness to trot out a little. He is still super sweet and loves to please. Next, his trainer will work on his neck and shoulders relaxing. Coming along!!!
From Foster Mom Linda: Clyde is more handsome everyday! I spent time grooming him this morning and then watched while he had a training session.
Then he got to go hang out in the pasture with other horses. As always he was a perfect gentleman!
5/23/2019 - Saw the vet in Arizona
5/22/2019 UPDATE from Clyde's Foster Parents: Clydes appointment went great! Fecal was clear, no stiffness in legs. He does have a slight fungus at the base of his mane but that's easily treated. Vet thinks based on his teeth (which are in good shape) that he's right around 15.
He didn't care for the shots but as always, he was a perfect gentleman.
5/20/2019 - Healing
Clyde was rescued from the Kill Pen on 4/9/2019, 1 month/12 days ago. He arrived at Linda & Richard's lovely Prairie Rose Ranch 18 days ago. Quality care and attention was provided by Kathy Brooks Lake while he was in quarantine. Safe and loving transport was provided by Marlene Dodge,.He KNOWS deep inside himself that he is safe, loved, fed, cared for and has new equine friends (small and large) which is healing him mentally, physically and spiritually by Linda & Richard.
TIER - True Innocents Equine Rescue is forever grateful for the wonderful people that horses like Clyde have brought into our circle of FRIENDS & supporters. It is because of these people that horses like Clyde have a chance. A chance that is well deserved and a long time coming. Thank you all.
5/14/2019 - Met with the little ones & had my feet done!
Clyde is doing great at his foster home in Arizona! He's putting on weight and adjusting well to his new surroundings, people and his new mini friends.
Clyde saw the farrier today for a trim! He was such a good boy. Our farrier said he was in good shape feet-wise and with the good hay and supplements he'll be great.
Later I groomed him and walked around a bit with him. Tried to get a video of him but he sticks to me like glue. He's like Missy in that he doesn't need you to hold the lead rope, just lay it around his neck and he'll follow.
5/4/2019 - I am Handsome
I am Handsome! My Foster parents (Linda & Richard) told me so!
From Foster Mom...Linda: "Looking handsome in his new fly mask. He's eating and drinking and had no problem getting the fly mask on. "
4/26/2019 - Adventure on the Steps
From Kathy who runs the best QT facility in that part of Texas: "Turned Clyde out behind the guest house while I stripped his stall today. It's a small square yard. He wasn't in the yard when I went to get him but the gate was still locked. Found him on the back steps."
We are pleased to see he has an adventurous spirit and a sense of humor!
4/22/2019 - 11 days after leaving the Kill Pen
Clyde is doing well at the Quarentine facility thanks to Kathy's excellent care. Still a bit of a damp nose, and we are continuing the Uniprim for a few more days. He has put on weight and is rounding out a bit. His eyes don't look as worried now either!
4/11/2019 - Out of the Feedlot and Safe at QT
Woo Hoo! Clyde left the Ship Pen! He loaded nicely and then escaped because he had not been tied in the trailer. He just pushed the heavy door open and went for a stroll! He was easily caught and loaded once more. At least we know he loads & unloads well! HA!
He arrived at the Quarantine facility and promptly began eating. He does have a bit of a runny nose and the Vet will be out on Thursday to evaluate him. In the meantime, he is being started on Uniprim (antibiotic).