Meet the animals
At approx 32 years of age, Guinness is the oldest of the herd. He is the only gelding and he is quite happy about that. He is laid back most of time.... except when there are treats or food! Then it is ALL for him and too bad for anyone else! We have had trouble keeping weight on Guinness. He has been prone to abscesses in his feet and when one is present, he drops the weight in a hurry! When you visit you will notice that Guinness and Haley were inseparable.
We didn't know a lot about MIssy's background. We think she was about 21 years old. All we do know for sure, is she was the gentlest of the herd. She had such calcification in knees and she became so hobbled that she could not keep of the herd.Each year she has slowed down more and more to the point where we had to make the decision to say good-bye this year. She could no longer navigate hills and turning around corners and the winter would have been impossible for her navigate through snow. When she looked at you... she looked deep inside and could see into the most wounded soul. We miss her!
Dot is the youngest adult of the herd She will turn 12 this year and she is magnificent. Check out her little one.... it is definitely me and mini-me.Dot came to us after she suffered suspensory ligament damage to her back legs. Dot will give Guinness a run for the food and treats if they are around, but she will eventually bow to his seniority. In spite of that, she has taken over the lead mare role from Haley this past year.
Julia will be 21 years old and has been with us for a few years now and it has taken her a long time to get comfortable with us and with her place in the herd.... she is at the bottom of the hierarchy. She is gentle and is willing to leave the herd to follow us around as we do chores. Julia was born in Kentucky and raced in the US and Canada.. At some point in her post-race career, she and the herd she was with was left unattended for a period of time that led to her being extremely under-nourished. She was rescued and nursed back to health and eventually found her way to Rock Of Faith Ranch.