Breed: Thoroughbred X
Redwings Arrival: July 6, 2011
Leo was relinquished to Santa Barbara Animal Services after humane officers responded to a neglect report. There were two horses, both were a body score 1, one of the horses had a halter embedded across the front of his nose. The owner had received them for “free” and did not have any knowledge about how to care for horses or how much they cost to own. The young horse was adopted, but Leo had chronic lameness problems and he required surgery to keep him comfortable. Leo’s left front pasturn was fused at Alamo Pintado Equine Clinic, and after the surgery Leo was much more comfortable.
A woman adopted Leo in 2010 but after owning Leo for one year she found that she could not afford to continue to care for Leo. She reached out to Santa Barbara Animal Services who contacted Redwings. Today Leo is happy and enjoys splashing in the water trough on hot afternoons with his pasture mates, Pegasus and Coco.