The Houston SPCA has finally been cleared to release a group of horses from the Calico Farms seizure to Habitat for Horses. The transfer from the HSPCA to our rehabilitation center occurred early Sunday morning. While the delay in the proposed transfer seemed extensive, it allowed our staff and supporters to prepare for their arrival. Four trailers filled with horses formed a convoy and headed south so these horses can start a new life.
These horses, all mares, need your help now more than ever. Due to their previous neglect, starvation and lack of medical treatment, these horses are going to need months of specialized care. Chances are, all the mares are pregnant since both mares and studs were in the pastures together prior to the seizure.
Yes, it will be a big expense, but the lives of these mares depend on us, and we depend on you for your financial support. (Click here to donate now!)
We’ll make the initial assessments this week, then work with our veterinarian on the proper for pregnant mares. Word from the handlers at the HSPCA is that these are all broodmares, essentially untouched by human hands except for medical treatment, if that.
Then comes the training. These girls have a long road ahead of them, but our goal is to show them that humans are good, that training involves trust, not ropes and loud voices, and that a soft hand is better than a carrot.
Keep watching. Soon, some of them will be ready for adoption. Maybe one of them is just right for you.