Horses of Tir Na Nog


Gender: Gelding

Breed: Miniature Horse

Approximate Date of Birth: 1/1/1998

Sponsor: Tri Na Nog Youth Volunteers

Puck came to us from Animal Services in November 2013. This little mini-shetland pony cross was originally found in Vista as a stray. It was hoped that the people who found him would adopt him, however, they decided against it. At the time he was found, he was underweight and his feet were overgrown. While those issues were relatively easy to fix, his eyes were another story. Some time ago, he developed fairly common eye problems. However, we suspect that these problems were not treated and that lead to him suffering vision loss.

While we are confident he still has some vision, it is limited and we suspect his recurrent anterior uveitis will be a chronic condition for him, requiring regular treatment.

While his vision reduction causes him to startle more easily than other horses, this little guy gets around very well. He seems to enjoy a good game of "catch me if you can." However, once he feels safe with you, he loves being pet and brushed. It is this blend of mischief and adorability that lead to him being named Puck by our youth volunteers.

As more volunteers begin working with him, we imagine the "catch me" games will become a distant memory for Puck and we will be left with an elfin delight.

I am that merry wanderer of the night.
I jest to Oberon and make him smile
When I a fat and bean-fed horse beguile,
Neighing in likeness of a filly foal
A Midsummer Night's Dream

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