and "Arrow" A very special Mustang
I had spoken about wanting a Guardian Horse Mask for him to
protect his eyes due to his recent Uveitis diagnosis. For none
horse folks, not much is known about this issue and it causes
blindness. There are genetic component causes as well as
bacterial/viral component causes suspected.
Letting him go blind was NOT going to happen on my watch.
I worked with him and he has both. His supplements to rebuild
his system, fighting his age (21) and compensating for genetics
are expensive. The mask was out of my reach.
I hoped somehow it would happen. It did of course. Big smile!!!
Arrow has a huge following since his rescue that has been well
documented. For those who do not know his story, you can read
about it here...
Animal healer seeks help reuniting mustang
with the people who raised him
A kind donor stepped forward allowing me to get the mask! They
want to remain anonymous BUT thank you SO MUCH because I know
you are reading this. I placed an order immediately and it
arrived the other day.
It fits beautifully! He loves it! Once we stepped outside he
began POSING with my Mom! At first in the barn, he was like,
what the heck is this? But remember, this was a violently abused
horse. He was systematically abused for a decade. He was
dangerous when he arrived. He has been through a lot. For him to
let me put that mask on with Velcro sounds and all... man, he
has come a long way to have let go of the trauma. I could not
brush him much less touch anywhere without him posturing to
launch me like a NASA satellite! (lol) Our friendship took time
to build ... consistency and SHOWING him he could really count
on me was/is key. It's every day. Even almost three years later,
He started posing when we went outside and he FELT the
difference. I cannot ENDORSE this company more. Besides working
with me to support your horses immune system to keep the Uveitis
at bay, please BUY one of these masks! The horses instantly know
it's helpful even one as violently abused as Arrow.
Please check them out on FB and like their page even if your
horse does not have Uveitis. This is a product that everyone
should know about.
Vee Broman it arrived! It's AMAZING! Please share and please use
any photos at will and this post where ever the company would
Side Bar: I mentioned his abuse. His PTSD is still alive and
well. A delivery truck came while we where in the barn getting
ready for him to go back in his stall. The person spoke Spanish.
Arrow LOST his mind. He started shaking, posturing, his legs all
spread out and he just started panicking, telling me "get me in
my stall, get me safe, don't let them get me."
My heart broke. It really
broke. I told him I was there and NO ONE was going to lay a hand
on him or take him from me. He settled a little but his head was
up and he was ready to kick and strike. I just waited in front
of the stall and said hello in English, they of course switched
gears and Arrow settled but I waited to let them finish their
delivery to leave.
My poor boy. Animals have a hard time with traumatic injury or
attack much less a decade of systematic abuse and cruelty. Arrow
has come a long way. We can touch his feet, groom his (he enjoys
it) I can walk behind him and pet him without him recoiling as
if I am going to beat him... etc. He's COME A LONG WAY.