Year of birth 2009
Height 13'1 hh
Date arrived at Mane Chance 2021
Gender Mare
Description in one word Nervous
Equine best friend: Diamond

We were approached by long-term supporters to ask whether we could help with a mare that was in desperate need of a home.  Sadly, until a year before she joined us, Boo had suffered at the hands of humans and was a very nervous horse with complications and injuries (such as a broken shoulder that had been forced to repair without any veterinary help) caused by her past life.  She had been rescued by an amazing lady who had come across Boo and knew she had to help. Unfortunately, she couldn’t keep her long-term and needed to rehome her somewhere where they could continue the rehabilitation job that had been started.  Having learnt about Boo’s past and the extra care that she would need, we offered Boo a place. After an initial few weeks where she had to learn that she was safe and had nothing to fear, she started to accept our staffing team and would work well with them, a little wary of strangers still.  We made sure that she had regular carers and introduced her slowly to new people, each one reinforcing that not all humans are bad. Whilst Boo is very settled and coming on leaps and bounds now, she is a long-term project who has become a little more complicated than we expected.  Very soon after she arrived, we realised that Boo also has an eye condition called uveitis which sadly is causing her to gradually lose her sight.  Whilst we don't know quite how long this will take, we are making some big changes to our care of Boo to prepare her for when she can no longer see.  Together with her best pal, Diamond, she is going to live in a field all year round which she can learn well, creating memories for the future.  We feed her in the same place, put the water and shelter in the same place and are teaching her verbal commands that can be used going forward.  We will support Boo during this frightening time and make sure that everything is ready for her as her sight deteriorates - there is no reason why she can't continue to thrive with us, even when she is totally blind - rest assured, we will be here for her throughout the process and beyond......

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