Sanctuary Horses: Casey

Horses | Casey


Casey came to us in October, 2010, a three year-old who was part of a large cruelty case in south Jersey. The SPCA had asked for Mylestone's help with the horses kept by a hoarder. Casey arrived just days before Open House, very thin, very malnourished, and with badly stunted growth. (See Casey's story when he first arrived.)

Due to neglect, Casey had the head of a horse, but the body of a pony. We were told he was a gelding, but we soon discovered he was, in fact, a stud colt. Some of the mares seemed to know, but he didn't seem to grasp it, and he continued to behave like a gelding right through the surgery.

Casey had a very sweet personality from the beginning, and enjoyed all the attention he got from everyone. It didn't seem that he was handled a great deal, nor had he received farrier care. He had to learn to balance on three legs to get his hooves trimmed. But Casey was very gentle and agreeable.

We had hoped that once Casey was in full health he would be sound for riding, but due to an old injury, that turned out to not be the case. He has built-up scar tissue on his right hock, and that prevents him from being sound enough to ride. We had then hoped to find Casey a wonderful home as a companion, but as that has not materialized, we have made him a Sanctuary Horse, living the good life here at Mylestone.