|Originally published 9-11-20|
Article by Laura Singleton 9-11-20 White Mountain Independent. SNOWFLAKE — A sturdy bay gelding named Jake has been convalescing at Equine WellBeing Rescue, Inc. in Snowflake. He does wear khaki but it's a khaki-colored halter, not a shirt like in the State Farm television commercial. either way, Jake wears his khaki halter well.
Please don't feed the horses
It is theorized that multiple area residents may have been feeding the horses alfalfa, grain or sweet feed. Although done with the best of intentions, free-roaming horses can founder or develop insulin resistance by such feeding. It also encourages them to cross roadways they would not otherwise cross. To minimize the hazards to humans and horses, feeding free-roaming horses is discouraged by equine experts.
Huge thanks to Laura Singleton for visiting the rescue to meet Jake and the article on his journey to EqWBR.