Tilly – Crossed the Rainbow Bridge to Heaven
Tilly is in her early twenties Paint Mare standing at 15 hands. Tilly was originally rescued in 2017 as a severe emaciated case, she was so bad we were not sure if she would make it through the night. She was severely abused as she feared every tiny thing that would move or make a sound. Once she was almost fully rehabilitated physically, she went to a foster home for a while. She made progress with nothing letting everything spook her as she found herself her forever home. Sadly, Tilly was returned in April 2021 due to no fault of her own as her previous owner could no longer take care of her. She still cautious of humans but she is learning that we are not so bad watching us interact with Sweet Candyman and Iffy. She loves to play with Sweet Candyman and Iffy along with learning how to become a playful and bold horse again! Tilly is a companion horse since she has DSLD. It is a progressive disease along the ligaments to lose their abilities to effectively support the horse and results in the fetlocks dropping. This disease would be painful to allow people to ride her that is why she is a Companion Horse. We are hoping soon enough she will start to lower her guard and show us her personality! She will need someone who allow her time to gain trust and begin to become comfortable with you. You cannot rush her or else you will lose the progress you made with her. She is very sweet and seems that she wants to be loved on but she is just scared. She is slowly gaining our trust with the help of her friend Iffy who so happens to have DSLD as well. She starting to come inside the barn to get her grain once a day and we were able to brush her mane! We are taking baby steps but they are huge for Tilly. We finally were able to gain some of her trust to start feeding her in the barn and grooming her. From her previous trauma on Forth of July it caused her to try to escape the fireworks the neighbors were doing. She injured her hock making her extremely lame and in severe pain. It was best for her to be put to sleep. We are sad that she didn’t get to experience all the kindness we could have shown her. We love you Tilly!