Horses of Tir Na Nog


Gender: Gelding

Breed: Thoroughbred

Approximate Date of Birth: 1/1/2003

Sponsor: A Special Friend

Sundance came to us through County of San Diego Animal Services in May of 2009. Animal Services had rescued him as a stray from Potrero. He was suffering from neglect. He was thin and his hooves needed attention. He also had a number of cuts, typical of getting cut by wire.

At the time he was believed to be between five and six years old. Sundance had a number of health problems. His left front foot is club footed and at the time of his original evaluation, the foot was enflamed, He has a crack on his right front hoof and a bowed tendon. The suspensory ligaments in both of his rear legs had been heavily damaged. Sadly, all of these injuries had resulted from being over ridden. While County Animal Services did a great job nursing him back to health, his foot and leg problems required special care, which meant he couldn’t be adopted. Thanks to generous gifts from a special friend of Horses of Tir Na Nog and the Toby Wells Foundation, we were able to offer Sundance both the home and the special care he needed. While Sundance will never be able to be ridden again, we are looking forward to helping his legs and feet recover.

We believe that after being ridden nearly to death over just a few short years, Sundance was dumped in Potrero by people who didn’t care about what happened to him. Thanks to the staff at Animal Services, he is now getting lots of love and attention from our volunteers. Standing just over 17 hands tall, Sundance definitely stands out in the crowd at Horses of Tir Na Nog.

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