is a sad one friends. #143 - 18 month old paint colt.
(Don't know if he is gelded or not). This is a beautiful little
boy that met up with some horrible accident somewhere. His right
shoulder has been broken and is believed to have healed, but badly.
As a result of his injury, he has foundered in his front legs.
He is up on his toes. He does move around the pen well considering
his condition. He will never be rideable. He truly needs a special
to the generosity and compassion of several people, Jordan (or
Jordie as he will now be called) will be coming
home to TIER on 1/27/00!!! Yee Haw! Jordie
would have come to TIER sooner, but with the
recent rain, I was apprehensive about him sliding around in the
mud because of the excitement of a new home.
A wonderful lady has offered to assist TIER with
costs of medical treatment. The vet will
be out this week and I will keep everyone updated
on the results of the visit and further treatment for Jordie.
As you know, Jordie has a broken shoulder, has
foundered in the front and looks to have
suspensory problems. These issues (and any others) will
be evaluated by our vet. Thank you so very
much to those of you who felt that Jordie deserved a
veterinarian took a look at this lovely
boy 2/1/00. His comment? "Fix his feet!" Jordie, of
never be rideable due to the damage to his shoulder. Our vet
surgery for the shoulder problem. His comment about surgery
was "Why put him through all the pain of surgery and recovery?
He won't ever
be 'normal'." He told us that once his feet are taken
care of, Jordie
will be okay to run and play a little more comfortably
than he currently
is. The "Natural Horseshoer" will be out Friday.
3/22/00 - The vet and farrier came out and they are working
together to try
to help this cute, cute boy! The x-rays show that Jordie's left
is rotated and tipped. Very close to coming through the frog.
cut, trimmed, cut, trimmed, rasped. Between the vet and farrier,
been determined that 1) Jordie definately needs to grow more hoof;
2) He needs
his toes cut back and his heel angled more (this will be done
Jordies suspensories are straight up and down); 3) Work on the
the suspensories and it is doubtful that anything can be done
shoulder. The farrier will return in a couple weeks.
8/7/01 - Farrier took a little more off his heels this time
and trimmed up the toes some. Jordie is doing really well too!
The farrier and our chiropractor have given us some stretching
exercises to do with Jordan. He really didn't like them at first,
but he is fine with them now. And......they seem to be helping
him! What a boy!
has crossed the rainbow bridge. More info soon.
10/30/01 - On January 27, 2000 True Innocents Equine Rescue
was blessed with the gift of having a beautiful, 18 month old
paint gelding placed in our care. Thanks to Nicki who paid his
ransom fee, he was rescued from a feedlot and commenced to fill
our days with sunshine. We named him Jordan in honor of Nicki's
son. Jordan came to us with a badly healed broken shoulder, he
had foundered in his front feet and also suffered from contracted
tendons due to his shoulder injury. We worked diligently with
veterinarians and a special farrier to assist Jordie in being
our "Dennis the Menace" at TIER. He would run, buck,
kick and pester the heck out of the other horses. His pasture
and turnout buddies were Pearl, Callie and Jake. The horse he
spoke with quite often was Moses and the buddy he played with
side by side was Pilgrim.
us smiles, laughter, frustration and deep concern. He was always
glad to see us.
We love him
more than words can convey. We have worked hard to help him be
comfortable and pain free so that he could be the best he could
recent growth spurts were not comfortable for him. He was not
a candidate for surgery due to the badly healed broken shoulder...yet,
he always had a
sparkle in his eye and a playful nature.
It was evident
that his physical quality of life was deteriorating while his
mental attitude remained undaunted. Because we love him and are
responsible for his well-being......Jordan was assisted across
the Rainbow Bridge on October 8, 2001. We feel his absence tremendously.
each horse out to say goodbye to our dear friend once he had crossed
the Rainbow Bridge. Moses kissed his face, eyes, ears and then
repeated the gestures. Moses then looked out in the distance for
some moments and then looked at me as if to say "It's okay
mom.....he's running through the heavens and he is whole."
love you so much! Thank you for the unconditional love you gave
us. Thank you for the gift of YOU!