|1-30-13 Riverside Animal Services photo|
|1-31-13 arrival at Baker Ranch Equine Rescue|
Severely underweight and anemic amazingly he didn't have any worm load. He had scars, hair loss and really bad knees. We got Jen the food, supplements and medicine he needed so she could get him stabilized before moving him to our ranch in Ramona with the rest of EqWBR horses.
He was named Maverick in honor of the Wagner families cattle dog, also a beloved rescue, who had recently passed away. What a heartfelt tribute for a family member of our friends and long time supporters.
A few weeks later he come to EqWBR in Ramona along with Max (also rescued from RAS emaciated and scheduled to be put down). Though still underweight, Maverick was enjoying the space he had to kick up his heels.
|2-18-13 Maverick with a little pep in his step|
Not good options so we decided to reach out and consider all resources by sending the x-rays to vets I worked with in San Diego and posted them on Facebook. We got several responses and we decided to try one recommendation to splint it forward, to slowly get the angle back to normal and see if he could bear weight before trying to transport 200 miles with him unable to straighten it on his own.
Lary made heavy duty splints out of PVC pluming pipe and we changed the splint 2 times each day to further adjust the angle of his foot. After a few days he was able to put weight on his toe giving us hope that this was working.
|5-24-13 the splint is doing its job|
Blog post with details of his injury, splint making, xrays and more.
|5-25-13 Maverick trying to shake the splint off...not really liking it|
He enjoys the massages, but on cold mornings he is very stiff and has trouble walking so I bring his food out to him so he can stay in the sun and let the heat help his muscles. While he can come in the barn at anytime he prefers to stay outside. Blanketing on the cold nights helps a lot too.
In addition to the massage and pain medications he gets for his knees, he also gets liquid supplements and now wears Whinny Warmers to keep his legs warm and protected from the damp chill or cold wind. Two sets were sent to us as a generous donation from the inventors who wanted to help him get through the winter. We can't thank Paula and Raymond Petterson from Sox For Horses enough for this wonderful Christmas gift for Maverick.
|He loves his Whinny Warmers|
This photo best reflects a horse with such a vivid personality that we all love so much. Basking in the sun, one sock up, one down with a twinkle in his eye and waiting for food!
|1-30-14 a year later. Our sweet curmudgeon|
Thanks to Mariah and the A Home for Every Horse program and one of its sponsors Purina Mills who donated 20 bags of Equine Senior Feed to help Maverick and all the oldsters here. Thanks to all of you who support us in many, many ways. This is the result of all of us working together for the 'WellBeing' of a horse!Equine WellBeing Rescue Inc.
Happy Anniversary Maverick! Special treats for dinner.........
Blessing to all,
Christine Griffin, Founder & President
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