- Sue Sefschik - March 2020 - February 2021
Whisper was born in 1999 and came to the farm in 2012 when her owner could not care properly for her needs. Whisper had sustained a very bad injury to her hock after getting tangled in a wire fence. Unfortunately, the wound had not been properly treated, infection set in deep into the joint, and the joint fused and became immobile by the time we got her. She also had issues with her teeth that required a lot of dental work to get her back into shape so that she could get more nutrition from her food.
Whisper is a sweetheart and fit in with the herd as if she had always been here. While she will never have a leg that functions normally, she is able to walk and enjoy pasture time with her friends. She also is comfortable as there is no longer pain due to the fact that the joint was fused. Our goal now is to keep her comfortable and to help the rest of her body cope as she compensates for the problem leg. Unfortunately, this is the sort of injury that does affect her life expectancy. But for now, Whisper is fully enjoying her life. She is supported by chiropractic, acupuncture, and other holistic modalities as well. She will live out her remaining years with us and she knows she is safe now.
“I’m glad to be here where I am safe and where people care. It means a lot to me. I also cherish my horse friends. We are all here together because there was no other place for us. That makes this place all the more special to me.”