Breed: Belgian Draft
Approximate Date of Birth: January 1, 2001Sponsor: Needs a sponsor
Arrival Date: November 2, 2023
William Big, aka Bill, is a Belgian Draft Horse. Bill transferred to our care on Nov. 2, 2023, along with Maggie, from a local rescue/therapy center that is closing. He arrived in their care in March of 2022. He was initially rescued by a rescue in Michigan. That rescue took him in directly from an Amish farm on June of 2021. The original rescue listed several different ages for him, from as young as 15 to as old as 18. ECLAP estimates him to be in his early twenties. Both rescues agree that Bill is a sweetheart.
A lack of grinding surface on his back teeth means Bill is on an all-pellet diet. He has a slow-healing hoof abscess and very thin soles that will require careful farrier management to keep him comfortable. He also has a history of GI issues. We hope that between his diet and supplements we can manage all of these issues.