Luckily Lauren saw the incident and was able to offer immediate help. We jumped into action and with the amazing help of Dr. Michelle Burgard we wrapped the baby's leg in a make shift splint and transported her and Mommy to West Coast Equine in Somis, CA.
When we arrived Charlotte had gone down in the trailer. West Coast Equine called in a few more emergency vets in the middle of the night where we cut off the old splint and did xrays on the ground right outside the trailer door. Xrays we sent to the surgeon and he said he was hopeful he could fix her leg. The wonderful vets rewrapped her splint and it took 4 able bodies to get Charlotte into the stall where she rested for the night. That little baby was exhausted but she's been a fighter since day one. She even sat up for some water and a bite of hay once we got her settled. She's going into surgery today and I'm asking that you keep her in your prayers.
As we all can guess, it's going to be a difficult road ahead and these medical bills are going to be brutal for little Charlotte. I'm asking for help in any way you're able. Any prayers, kind wishes, shares of this page or donations will be helpful more than you know.
Donations can be made directly to West Coast Equine in Somis. The baby's name is Charlotte Irwin. Their phone number is: [phone redacted].
Charlotte was born 5/21/17. Her mom is Ashley and she's half sister to Finn (Lauren's barrel horse) and Salty (Dynamite's Foal).
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