At the time we were searching for a trail horse and a companion for our horse Remy when Ru stumbled into our hearts. As has happened to many people when looking for a horse, they aren't always as advertised. After seeing many images and videos of this beautiful and sweet well seasoned trail horse, we had to meet him! Upon arrival we were speechless at his condition. He was very underweight, lame, and had horrible infections in both eyes. The previous owners said that they had been out of town on trail rides for several weeks and while he was out at pasture they didn't know how he ended up that way. They offered to have their veterinarian treat him and we could come back once he was better...but there was no way we were leaving him there.
After nearly a month of hospitalization, Ru joined Remy and the two have been inseparable ever since! Remy is taking care of the emotional scars while we handle the physical ones. Ru will always have: lameness issues and scarring from TWH soring as well as chronic eye infections that have to be closely monitored and treated, but to us he is perfect!
Ru's Upkeep Per Year:
*Yearly Veterinary Wellness Exam (unfortunately I don't have the equipment for horses so this is done by another veterinary practice and includes exam, vaccines, bloodwork, teeth floating, ect.).....$250
*Maintenance Medications for Allergies and Eye Care Flare ups.....$230
*Farrier Hoof Care (~every 8 weeks).....$800
*Grain & Treats.....$300
*Joint & Weight Supplements.....$720
Total..... ~$2,300/ year
(these numbers are based off of last year's care cost and will be subject to change as his needs or prices do. We are very open about all cost and care details, so if you would like specifics please contact us)
If you would like to sponsor Ru or help with any of his upkeep please click on the sponsor link above