A note to potential sponsor:
Every horse needs several sponsors to fully fund their care, averaging $300/month or $3600/year at Dove Creek Equine Rescue.
Charlie Brown is a 20yo (1999) QH gelding with an amazing story of perseverance. In 2012 he was seized with 2 other horses in Randall county in the most severe abuse case to date at Dove Creek. Charlie Brown and Charger survived and the other gelding did not. The staff and volunteers were all heartbroken and angry at such negligence. It was touch and go for several weeks, everyone at the ranch hoping they had the strength to pull through severe malnutrition and trauma. Slowly, and with a careful feeding regimen, Charlie Brown and Charger both regained their weight and Charlie Brown began to show signs of his unique personality. What also showed up was a condition called “string halt” where his back legs have a hitch in them when he walks, but at a trot or gallop it isn’t evident.
The tenacity of this guy really is moving, especially if you look at him now- what a good lookin fella! He is often seen playing around and being his mischievous self with his buddies in the herd. He definitely feels “at home” in the sanctuary, where we made a decision to place him since he had such a traumatic journey along with his issue with string halt. Charlie also has a unique look with his curved ear - a result of rambunctiousness with another herd member and a trip to the vet to have it attached back! But all in all, it goes hand in hand with his personality and flair for play.
Ava McGrath and Sally Brown, Vista, California
Coolhorse of Amarillo, TX