Breed: American Quarter Horse Cross
Approximate Date of Birth: 1/1/1990Sponsor: Needs a sponsor
Arrival Date: January 9, 2018
Gypsy Rose was part of a seven horse herd rescued from neglect by County of San Diego Department of Animal Services at the end of 2017. She was considered to be in the worst condition of the group and in need of long-term care to recover. She needed dental work and farrier care. She also needed a lot of food to gain back the weight she was missing. Fortunately, during the three weeks she was at the Animal Services Shelter, she had already regained about 30 pounds.
Initially, she was thought to be about eighteen years old in 2018. However, when Dr. Harlan floated her teeth in January 2018, he determined she had not been eighteen in at least ten years. He speculated that she was at least 28 years old in 2018.
She has extensive pastern arthritis in both front legs. Unfortunately, joint injections did not provide long-term relief. She receives daily medication and we hope her joints will fuse soon, which will reduce her discomfort. Her lameness doesn’t slow her down, as she spends her days interacting with her neighbors.