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

 
Woody (Woody)
Woody is a gorgeous Quarter Horse with the "Bulldog" build. He was a Blue Ribbon winner in Western Pleasure until he developed Navicular in his left front foot.

Woody's left front leg is not completely straight and added to the development of navicular over time. He was no longer able to do his "job", win ribbons for his owner or be ridden. So, this lovely horse with the huge expressive eyes, Star on his forehead and "Guys Just Wanna Have Fun" attitude was sent to TIER instead of going to the feedlot. Due to his size, big build and weight, Woody would have brought top dollar at the slaughter plant.

Instead, he resides at TIER as an ambassador for his breed, teaching children how to groom, lead, pick out feet, give treats and lots of hugs!

Updates

7/1/2017 - Farewell Dear Old Friend

On 7/1/2017 Woody left TIER. He crossed the Rainbow Bridge sometime during the early morning hours.  I went out in the morning to feed/water and found him dead.  I'm still trying to process the loss of this lovely boy. There were no marks on the ground to indicate that he had struggled.  The evening before a friend and I had been out visiting with the horses and he seemed fine.




He came to us in 2000 and had been with TIER for 17 years, 4 months, 24 days. As best as we can figure, he was approximately 26 years old.  We think he was around 9 years old when he came to us.



Woody was the guy that you could put in with other horses, ponies and donkeys without any horsey scuffles.  His presence clamed nervous horses and he was best friends with Shilo his little Arabian buddy. 


He resided at TIER as an ambassador for his breed, teaching novice volunteers and children how to groom, lead, pick out feet, give treats and lots of hugs! 


Love you to the Moon and back Woody!  Thank you for giving so much of yourself.  I miss your beautiful face and sweet personality.  I miss YOU!

9/25/2011 - I'll Just Eat....

VolunTIER Julia spent her day cleaning pens and grooming Woody.



Although Woody really enjoyed the attention and the good brushing, his focus (as usual) was on food!


5/12/2011 - Mother's Day 2011


Woody is still looking good at 20 years old!

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

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