Approximate Date of Birth: 1/1/2012Sponsor: Needs a sponsor
Arrival Date: April 23, 2018
Meet Ms. Ruby Red. County of San Diego Department of Animal Services rescued Ms. Ruby Red in April of 2018. She was terribly obese at the time. Her weight, combined with a lack of hoof care, left her with laminitis (inflammation in her feet). She was placed with us so that we can continue her weight-loss program and help her feet recover.
Fortunately, she is now at a much healthier weight. Given repeated colic episodes, we suspect she struggles with stomach ulcers, so she receives a daily supplement to address this. Over the years, we have pieced together bits of her story. We suspect that Ms. Ruby was a bottle-raised baby. So, she was never taught any horse etiquette by her momma. This etiquette provides an important foundation for horses interacting with people. As a result, her interactions with people can be very awkward.
At the ranch, she lives with her best friend Jasmine. We are so glad that Jasmine is there to offer her support.