"I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a horse."
- John Galsworthy
Your sponsorship goes directly towards Quigley's day-to-day expenses, including food, medical care, and more.
For being just a yearling colt, Quigley has a very tragic past. At just two-months-old, Quigley and his mama were put on a big trailer with other terrified horses headed to a kill pen out west, where they would eventually be bound for a slaughterhouse, in Mexico. During this trip, Quigley watched his mother slip and fall and be trampled to death by the over-crowded horses. He was also kicked in the eye causing blindness. At the kill pen, this orphaned baby was alone and scared and driven away from what little food and water there was by the half-starved horses. Incredibly, he was rescued from this horrible place, and brought to Maine by a kind and gentle woman. Hearing of his heart-breaking story, Cottontail decided his next journey would be his last - and he was brought home to the farm.
Although it has taken nearly a year of patience, love and care, Quigley has finally learned to trust and let go of fear. Quigley is the first to come running at our approach and loves getting scratches (especially, behind his ears.) Quigley’s courageous story makes your part in it, that much more special. Thank you for taking an active role in his care and being there for this beautiful, baby horse.