Rescued horse number 121... can you guess who it is? Hint... he was a huge part of this rescue for four and a half years. An amazing and wise soul...
His name was “Monty”. Monty the Mascot.
Monty was saved out of the kill pen in early 2016, he was 27 years old at the time.
He became such a helpful horse to have around that we never offered him for adoption, instead he became the ambassador for the rescue. Monty went to events, calmed scared horses, weaned babies, taught children... you name it, he did it. Monty was also quite the ladies man.... he gave all of us many laughs in his years at the rescue. If you ever drove up to the barm and saw a loose horse wandering around, that was Monty. He passed away this summer and was laid to rest on the hill overlooking the barn. He is missed every day and will be especially missed this Christmas. One of his favorite antics was to walk down the barn aisle and suck the bottom of all the stockings that had peppermints in them!!! He was a real character!
While we don’t offer sanctuary to every horse we save, once in a while there is one that you just know is extra special. If they could talk they would have a lot of stories to tell. Monty was one of those. His rescue was a special type of success story.
This is what we do at DHOH. With your help we create success stories.
In a year that made fundraising almost non-existent (we usually host 2-3 fundraising events each year), #coloradogivesday2020 is even more important than ever. We need the support of our community and supporters to help us keep the success stories coming.
We miss you, Monty!!!!
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