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True Innocents Equine Rescue
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Mailing Address: 17130 Van Buren Blvd., #45, Riverside, CA, 92504
Phone: 951-943-0627

#275 Bay QH Gelding. Appx. 17-18 yrs. old. Appx. 15 hands. This is a really well trained horse. He has been roped off of, will run either end and is good in the box. This horse would make a good starter or practice horse for a youth as he is very broke. He is sore in the front, but not all the time.



On Thursday, we had the joy of bringing #275 home - we initially called him Lucky, but later settled on Oliver - Olie for short! We noticed right away that something was not right with his sheath. It looked REALLY bad and there was a constant drip. When he urinated it looked like a shower head. We called the vet - he said as long as he is eating and drinking he would see me today. Olie had alot of love, treats, a bath and we sprayed water up his privates every few hours. It seemed to relieve him and it helped keep it clean (flies, yuck!). By this morning there was a steady drip of blood.
The vet made it out today - Olie has cancer and has probably had it for quite some time. The vet recommended putting him down. He said at a good expense we could probably keep him around for a few months, but it would only get worse. We made the decision to put him down. He has now crossed the rainbow bridge. I hope he is happy and pain free.

I on the other hand am filled with pain. Olie was extremely gentle and loving and I am glad we kept him from dying a more unpleasant death. It's hard to imagine I could have gotten so close in just a few days.

This was my first rescue - don't know if I am ready to do this again any time soon. But, maybe with some time,another horse will come along that is meant for me.



True Innocents Equine Rescue (T.I.E.R)
17130 Van Buren Blvd., #45
Riverside, CA, 92504
Tel: 951-943-0627
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