A Future for Trident (little foal)

We HAVE reached our goal !!  Thank you so much for your help!!
 12619885_1468515535.2767_funddescriptionToday is the last day to raise funding for Trident!!  

Yesterday, Ronnie Graves, a prosthetic specialist --who owns and operates VIP -- Veterinary Inclusive Prosthetics & Orthotics-- was in Indiana to cast Trident's leg for his first brace.  Ronnie was assisted by a local veterinarian and a student vet.  All went very well !  

We are SO close to our funding goal but need your help!!!      
Trident, who was destined to be a work horse,  is a 8 day old Morgan stallion that was born with a rare birth defect. He is missing his back left pastern, which makes him unable to walk without a balanced gait. The vet that saw him recommended that he be euthanized because he would eventually die due to the hardship of not being able to walk properly.  This veterinarian is an old school, industry vet who works mainly with factory farmed animals and the use of prosthetics is unfamiliar to him -- large animals that have no use are often put down. The family that owned him was devastated, as he is completely healthy otherwise. They shared their story with a friend that was visiting and were thrilled to find out that their friend's sister, Dawnell Kilbourne who works at, "The Woodstock Farm Sanctuary" and there are  animals who have been fitted with prosthetic limbs with great results.
Pictures and videos were sent to Ronny Graves, the owner of VIP Veterinary Inclusive Prosthetics and Orthotics for opinions as to whether Trident would be a candidate for a prosthetic limb.
The news came back that he would be a great candidate!!! We are so excited that Trident will have a chance at a life inside of a Sanctuary, that we are currenty searching for, where he can grow and be cared for and eventually be able to run with ease. Trident has a long road ahead of him, with the need to be fitted multiple times with new prosthetics as he grows. He is a spunky little guy who is a real fighter. Right now he is under the loving protection of his Mama, with whom he is well bonded too!  We need to raise $2500 by July 14th-- this amount will cover everything needed for Trident's first prosthetic. 

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  • Jean Daniels 
    • $75 
    • 43 mos
  • Christine Dippolito 
    • $50 
    • 43 mos
  • Blanka Alfaro 
    • $15 
    • 43 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 43 mos
  • Tom Obarowski  
    • $20 
    • 43 mos
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Dawnell Meyer 
Economy, IN
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