Hi my name is Kim we purchased Willis in March and after a week of owning him he was lame. Willis was born with a degenerative disease no one seemed to be aware of. Because his bones never formed correctly his tendon is now permenently over extended. We have exhausted all efforts to save his leg. Willis had surgery in New Hampshire in April that has proven to be unsuccessful. Willis is a candidate for a prosthetic leg. The vet performing the surgery is in Wyoming. He will need to stay there for 30 days to 4 months depending on how quickly he heels. Willis will be pasture sound and will be able to live out the rest of his life happily. Willis is only 13 years old and other than his injured leg he has no complaints. He has the most amazing personality and anyone you speak to that knows him quickly falls in love with him - one of the reasons we were so quick to purchase him. Willis was a well loved favorite school horse before we purchased him and he has become part of our family. I watch Willis in his stall camera at night laying down dreaming of running in his sleep. Please help us let Willis run again. I have personally funded all I can to this point. This is the vet scheduled to help Willis. Explanation of what they do the costs ect are all on the website.
The transportation service is scheduled to pick him up to bring him to Wyoming on August 23rd. We don't have much time to fundraise. Willis would be happy for you to visit bring him an apple and see for yourself why he deserves to live.