Breed: Peruvian Paso
Approximate Date of Birth: 1/1/2002Sponsor: Needs a sponsor
Río Marañón arrived at the ranch in January 2022. He was rescued from a terrible neglect case by San Diego Humane Society in October 2021. Rio is thought to be a Peruvian Paso, about twenty years old. He was diagnosed with ataxia, a lack of coordination in his hind legs. He is on Equioxx for pastern arthritis (ringbone).
Rio is a very picky eater. When he arrived in January, he was still a little underweight. Subsequently, we realized we over-shot his goal weight and he’s been on a diet since then.
This Rio is our third “Rio” so we have modified his name slightly to be Río Marañón. Río Marañón is the principal source of the Amazon River which starts northeast of Lima, Peru. It seemed like a name strong enough for this little fighter!