- Horse Name: Rascal
- Price: $550
- Location: El Dorado Hills, CA
- Breed: Mustang
- Gender: Mare
- Height: 14.0 Hands
- Color: Grey
- Foal Date:
- Temperament: 3 (1=Bombproof, 10=Hot)
Rascal faced a lot of challenges from her first day on Earth! AAE’s call for help with Rascal came on April 5, 2017. She was just hours old; her mom scaled a six foot paddock and left her behind. She was located over five hours away, so we mobilized and met in Reno to pick her up. She was very weak, and couldn’t get up on her own, so our first stop was Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center. She was hospitalized. The initial outlook was good until her blood values took a dive in the night. Fortunately, by morning, she was fighting back. As it turns out, she was fighting a severe selenium deficiency that caused white muscle disease, which also put her kidneys in distress. This sweet little filly could not stand up on her own for the first 26 days of her life, Thanks to your support, the excellent care of the staff at LBEMC for 13 days of her life and 24/7 care of dedicated volunteers at AAE for another 13 days, she Rascal was able to STAND. Rascal had several more hurdles along the way including two bouts with c. diff bacteria, a large umbilical hernia and surgical repair, then chronic diarrhea for nearly a year.
Today, she is healthy and thriving, and she passes normal poop. For Rascal, that's reason to celebrate. That being said, due to her history of white muscle disease, there is potential her muscles were compromised, so she should not be considered a prospect for endurance, performance work, competition, or anything that might be too demanding on her systems.
Rascal is a gorgeous gal. She loves people, is a bit spoiled, and she will need a confident handler to maintain boundaries. She halters, leads, and is good with her feet, but can be a little impatient with the farrier. She is ready for her own bff in her forever home.
She is up to date with hoof care, vaccines, and deworming.
Adoption fee subject to change based on training. Please refer to website for current information.