Sandy’s Mystique – Crossed the Rainbow Bridge to Heaven
Sandy’s Mystique also known as “Sandy” is a 14 year old Off-the-Track Thoroughbred who stands at 17 hands. Sandy was born on May 3, 2007. Sandy has been through a quite long journey to get where she is today and is still working to get better. She was a race horse for only a while. With her great looks, pedigree and amazing height she became a broodmare for high dollar studs. When they were finished with her, her and several other broodmares were severely neglected in a large field. Her hoof was engulfed with an infection on the inside while the outer hoof was a total nightmare. She had a 1 inch wide crack from top to bottom. If she would have gone to Slaughter she would have been trampled in the trailer. Sandy could barely move going out of the kill pen. Race Fund (Marlene) raised the funds for her hoof and Ali took care of Sandy for almost 4 months in quarantine. Sandy finally arrived at the rescue in March. She has a long way until she will come back from this injury. To help her hoof she is on Equinety which is pricey but it is helping her extremely! Thank you Don Vick and John Canady for helping Sandy during this process. We have seen a change in how she walks and does not limp that much anymore. There are even times you can see her trotting around with Dark Raider. She has shown her personality side and it’s quite calm yet vocal. She is a very vocal horse when Dark Raider is outside without her so we turn her out too. She loves playing in the water and always spills the water out of the trough when she can get the chance. We don’t mind because she is enjoying herself as a horse. We were praying that one day Sandy was going to be not just pastured sound but also riding sound. Sadly she was showing a significant decrease in her progress so got a farrier to come out to find out she had 3 abscesses in her founder hoof. She was treated but was still in bad shape so we had the vet to come out to take X-Ray where we learned that her Coffin Bone deteriorated making it painful and uncomfortable for her to walk. It was a tough decision to ensure that she wasn’t in pain anymore and we helped her Crossed The Rainbow Bridge to Heaven. The crazy thing is about 30 minutes after she was put to sleep the wind was rough and wild as if she was running in heaven as fast as she could. We love you Sandy!