In Sept of 2016 this young gelding horse showed up in "The Landing" of Puntas Rincon. He had been tied on a rope (a very common and not that horrible practice, if done correctly, of keeping horses in Puerto Rio) in this same land in 2014 & 2015. But his owner had to place him in a stall for several months in 2016 and unfortunately this young gelding did not much like the stall. These photos are his first days back tied on a rope in 2016. His issues (our concerns for him) are he is now extremely skittish (even with people he used to have a great relationship with), hoof rings, malnourished, hair loss, rain rot and just needing some TLC.
Some horses like stalls but we believe most do not. This horse did not!
Fast forward to March 2018 and this horse we now call 'Chewy' is a regular in the Defensa Free Horse Class.
His owner has allowed us to care for Chewy in land that has been donated to help more horses have free roaming safe homes. Chewy is doing great! Thanks to many who have made direct donations towards his care (feed, trimming, care). Chewy is loved by many many a guest to Rincon Puerto Rico because he was tied for so long in such a high traffic area and because he is so social and sweet.
Defensa does not like to take horses from owners. We prefer to help with whatever might be needed.