Dolly is the oldest mare that we have ever known. She is very relaxed pretty much all of the time and loves to stand in the sun. We rescued her from a gentleman that bought a new house and acquired her with the property. Not knowing very much about horses he contacted us and she quickly became part of the Spirits Promise family. Because of her old age we have to take certain precautions when caring for her. She cannot eat any hay for two reasons. One, the acidity in the hay is too strong for her stomach, and two she doesn’t have enough teeth in her mouth to chew it up. She also gets cold pretty easily so we always make sure she has some kind of blanket on in the winter months. Dolly is quite the character. She does this strange trot when she first goes outside in the morning where she hops off the ground a little bit with each step she takes. It’s like she’s showing off to all the horses outside with her happy feet. Not only does she have a very unique trot but she also has an extremely distinctive call. We always say that she sounds just like an old lady laughing. Seeing her hop around the pasture here at Spirits Promise makes us so joyful because too often in this world horses do not get to grow old. We are so honored to be able to let Dolly live out the rest of her life here.
Help support Dolly!
It costs $971.00 per month for us to care for Dolly.
Each month, Dolly eats 8.5 bags of feed ($835.00) and 1 bag of alfalfa forage ($36.00), and is seen by the farrier and vet ($100.00).
Your generous donation will help us to continue caring for Dolly.
Spirit’s Promise Equine Rescue is approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.
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The essential joy of being with horses, is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and fire.Sharon Ralls Lemon