You might have missed the story back in June, and we wouldn’t blame you if you did. It was a sad tale of 12 horses and mules and one dead mule that were seized from a farm in Pickens County. They were spotted by a passer by and reported to the Sherriff’s office. They were quickly seized and placed with local animal rescues that now need our help to nurse the animals back to health.
Restoring an emaciated horse or mule is a long process that takes a lot of patience, care, and funding. You cannot simply give them a bucket of grain and let them start eating as much as they would like. The process starts with feeding high quality hay multiple times a day and probiotics to restore their gut health. Then, after several weeks of this process, you can slowly start re-introducing them to a grain or pelleted feed, half a pound at a time. The horses will also need veterinary attention and deworming medicine. To help raise money for the abused animals, Chukkar Farm is hosting “Polo for a Purpose.”
This Sunday, please join us for our afternoon polo match at 2:00 pm. Save the Horses and Equine Advocates are nursing these 12 animals back to health and preparing them for new homes. Proceeds from the fundraiser event will go to the care, feeding, and upkeep of these 12 horses and mules. Chukkar Farm is excited to help these animals in need and we hope that you will join us! Bring your own picnic or tailgate party. We will be asking for a $20 donation per car, although more is graciously accepted!