Approximate Date of Birth: 1/1/1999Sponsor: Special Friend
Arrival Date: January 16, 2024
On January 16, 2024, two geldings arrived at the ranch. They had both been abandoned, separately, in the Tijuana River Valley Regional Park.
On December 9, 2023 this twenty-five-year-old Appaloosa was found abandoned near where a sorrel Lobo had been abandoned on November 21, 2023. Fortunately, both horses were rescued by San Diego Humane Society’s Humane Law Enforcement. Both geldings received much-needed care and veterinary attention at San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus. This care allowed them both to recover.
During their recovery, the Appaloosa was diagnosed with significant arthritis in three of his four legs. Daily pain medication is providing him with comfort. We hope that he will respond well to steroid injections in his joints.
The one thing we were not prepared for is how bonded these two boys had become during their time with the San Diego Humane Society. There is no indication that they knew each other before they were abandoned. But they are clearly very good friends.
Fortunately, a special friend of Horses of Tir Na Nog has generously undertaken a full sponsorship of this beautiful gelding. As part of that sponsorship, this striking Appaloosa has now been named Lorenzo. As one of those funny coincidences in life, completely unknown to the sponsor, one of Lorenzo’s two brands is a circle with a “Z” in it. And now we have Lorenzo and Lobo enjoying their new life together at Horses of Tir Na Nog.