Takoda-newBirthdate: Approximately 2004
Breed: Appaloosa
Color: Chestnut w/ blanket
Redwings Arrival: March 15, 2008
This pretty Appaloosa gelding was one of the six horses rescued by Santa Barbara County Animal Services. All six horses were malnourished and starving. He was only four years old at the time, and would be adopted quickly, with his beautiful coloring and sweet temperament, but when he was younger, he severed a nerve in his head making the left side of his face partially paralyzed. We don’t know if he received any kind of medical treatment, or when he did this, however, but the damage is permanent.
He has an ear pointed sideways, rather than up. He seems to see well, but his left eyelid does not blink, and his nostrils and mouth are more to the right of his face.
As the Santa Barbara Animal control has no permanent quarters for equines, they contacted Redwings to see if we might be able to give him a permanent home. He is a very beautiful and friendly horse. His different face only makes him more loveable. Here, he has time to eat his food and can still be with other horses to live a normal life.