Liza is a 10-year-old, 15.2 hand Standardbred Mare, who arrived at the rescue on July 6, 2016. We picked up Liza from a so-called feedlot, in Madison, NC, where Helen V. and friends had paid Liza’s bail. Unfortunately no one had stepped up to take her. This poor girl still had her road shoes on, from pounding the pavement for the Amish, on daily 30-40 mile trips at a trot or pace. She had been worked so hard that she has a hip issue which will be evaluated by Doc G. We are hoping and praying the hip issue will heal with time. These Amish work horses do not get much time to heal, and they are quickly sent away.
This Second Chance Lady Standardbred was named “Liza” by LMHR’s oldest volunteer Carol McKay (62 years young). Carol lives about a mile from where Liza is being quarantined for thirty days. Carol makes multiple daily visits to feed and spend time with her. The Farrier will be visiting Liza in the next few days, to remove the road shoes, and give her a trim. After her quarantine period, medical evaluation, and training assessment, she will be assessed for her forever home needs.
UPDATE 9-16-2016: LIZA (original name Surprise K.) found her forever home with Ellie R. and her son Tommy. I truly believe that Ellie, and her son Tommy, are angels from above. It’s very seldom we get requests for “companion only” horses. That’s right, Liza will never work a hard day ever again in her life. Liza’s only job now is to be a lovely companion to Ellie’s 20-year-old boy Forrest – who doesn’t look a day over 12! We look forward to updates on Liza, and Forest, in the days to come. To Ellie and Tommy: Thank you for choosing to open up your home to such a sweet little soul! And to all our supporters thank you for all you do. [Nicole C.]