Silver

  • Approximate Date of Birth: 1997
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  • Gender: Female
  • Breed: American Quarter Horse

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My Story

On August 23, 2014, County of San Diego Department of Animal Services seized 31 horses from a property in Valley Center. At the time of the rescue, the horses were several hundred pounds underweight and many were long overdue for hoof care. After weeks of care, the horses regained weight and recovered to the point that they were ready for new homes. All of the horses from this seizure were adopted into new homes or placed with non-profit equine welfare organizations.

Unfortunately, about a month after her adoption, one horse was returned by her adopters due to lameness. After a series of diagnostic tests, it became clear that she was not an adoption candidate for a home where people would be riding her. Although her x-rays were fairly clear, she has long-term soft tissue damage in all of her legs. While this damage doesn’t prevent her from enjoying retirement, she cannot carry a rider. In addition, she becomes very nervous when she doesn’t have a horse neighbor. This means she would not be a good candidate to become a companion horse unless the other horse was also retired. Of course at Horses of Tir Na Nog, all of her neighbors are retired.

Silver arrived at Horses of Tir Na Nog on April 1, 2015, just in time to help us to kick-off our month-long celebration of the ASPCA® national Help a Horse Day. Our partnership with Animal Services has allowed us to help dozens of horses over the years. Silver is now part of a very special group of alumni that our friends and donors help every day. Thank you for being her silver lining!