In Memory of Caboose
Baby Caboose with Uncle Ghost
Little Caboose had a rather rough start in life.
Orphaned as a day old foal from some nasty nursemare farm in middle Kentucky but rescued from that situation and shipped to another rescue in Missouri where he was cared for until he was about a month old. Patti was told about this wonderful Belgian/appaloosa colt and adopted him and drove to Missouri that 4th of July weekend. His name was Tucker, but it was changed to 'Caboose - a little version of Moose'. (Moose is 18hh!)
'Tucker' (Baby Caboose) before he came home. Approximately 14 days old.
This little orphaned foal had the most wonderful temperament. He was the sweetest horse who loved to play and gallop around the fields. Uncle Ghost took over the role "as surrogate mother" and helped to raise Caboose up to the age of one year. On Dec 24th, Caboose broke his femur bone, and several bones in and around the stifle of the left hind leg. No amount of pins, plates or screws could help with such a bad break. We don't know HOW this accident occurred but assume he was playing in the pasture with the other horses. On Dec 26, 2001 he was humanely put to sleep.
Caboose at 16 months helping fix the fence.
Visit Caboose's webpage on Patti's site.
Caboose April 2000-Dec 26, 2001