Ren's story is below. Sadly, while we had hope for him -- as we do for all our animals -- Ren's many physical and behavioral issues made him a danger to himself and others.
Ren is a brown and white pinto horse who we're told is about 11 or 12. He came to us as a seizure from Skagit County Animal Control in really rough shape. We don't know his breed, but at 15 hands, he was very underweight when he came to us. Now he's come through a number of the issues he came to us with (see below) and this handsome boy is ready to find his forever home. He will be a companion horse only and has some special needs but we know that perfect place is out there for him. He gets on well with other geldings.
When Ren came to us, in addition to being so thin, he had lice and a noxious discharge coming from one nostril. And another thing...his hooves were overgrown and his frogs were in bad shape from thrush. Our vet was able to take down the sharp points on his teeth and scope his nasal passages. One was totally clear but there was an infection in the other with some inflamed and necrotic tissue. Fortunately, a course of strong antibiotics cleared up the infection.
His foster mom thinks he might be part Arab -- she noticed a little dish to his face, plus, there's the spice.
Update 5/8/2022: Ren’s infection has cleared and healthy tissue has grown in. We were elated to find out there was no sign of anything worse. He continues to gain weight, and though he still has a little way to go, he is looking much better. His feet are coming along, and he is finally not as sore-footed as he had been. His foster home is starting to do some groundwork with him, and we hope to have him assessed for riding once he has gained a little more weight.