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4/4/23 - Queen Amy Update….Today we laid our queen to rest. She gave us the sign we were waiting for and we made the decision as a group. She passed away surrounded by most of her favorite people, with lots of carrots and scratches. She knows she was loved and that’s the best that any horse can get from her humans. Thank you for all of your kind words and support through these last couple weeks. It’s meant the world to us.

Last week, our beloved Amy had a freak accident on her 34th birthday, just hours after our sister and friend Danielle Martin posted the most thoughtful birthday wish for her here on Facebook. It was inspiring to see so many positive comments and that Miss Amy has touched so many people’s lives. If you know her wonderful caretakers, Sophia, Danielle, or Hannah, then you know how incredible they all are and how much love there is for this gentle beauty. Unfortunately the old girl managed to do extensive damage to that gorgeous face of hers. She slid into a fence post at a full gallup and managed to fracture her skull, including breaking the bones around her sinuses. Her amazing vet Annie blasted down from Providence to pick broken bones out of Amy’s beautiful face, irrigate her sinus cavity, and try to staple her wound. Six people spent the evening assisting by flashlight in the cold.

Yesterday, Annie found a corneal ulcer. So in addition to the pain meds and antibiotics that she is currently on, she needs eye medication 4 times a day, an ointment to keep her pupil dilated to avoid painful and potentially damaging pressure, and another ointment to help with healing. Of course, Miss Amy has been a trooper through all of this.

Years ago, Danielle and family took Miss Amy in as an aging horse, well past the age where she could earn her keep financially with lessons. They expected a few years of end-of-life care, which was thoughtfully budgeted. Not only has she outlasted most lifetime estimates for a horse of her size and background, but she is in excellent health (except for her birthday injuries). At this point none of her injuries are life threatening, but the ongoing costs of her recovery are well above the family's anticipated budget, (which of course included adequate amounts for regular veterinary care.)

In light of this, friends and family of Sophia, Danielle and Hannah are reaching out to the community to help ease the financial burden of Amy's recovery. Let's all get Miss Amy and her girls through this ordeal in a way that allows for her long-term care plan to resume, so that she may continue to age in comfort, health and dignity. Please remember that Amy's owners are extremely generous in the community, hosting multiple holiday drives and free public events at their business, Extreme Airsoft, as well as donating countless personal hours and supplies to nonprofit events in Peace Dale.

Show your support now by donating towards Amy’s care during this stressful time. Every bit helps!

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Donations 

  • Rayden A Whitfield
    • $20 
    • 1 yr
  • Anonymous
    • $25 
    • 1 yr
  • Lisa Sisson
    • $50 
    • 1 yr
  • beth goodness
    • $50 
    • 1 yr
  • Andrea Henley
    • $50 
    • 1 yr
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Organizer and beneficiary

Kaley Doran
Organizer
Peacedale, RI
Danielle Martin
Beneficiary

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