Rosie came to Mountains Animal Sanctuary on 24th March 2010. She came to us in a herd of nine horses who traveled from Essex. She is 29 years old, is an Arab and has a nervous disposition. This will come as no surprise when we tell you her story.
Rosie was grazing under a bridge in the late summer of 2005. The vet report says that an extensive blunt trauma, non - accidental injury was inflicted on Rosie from a height. She suffered multiple fractures on her face and the injuries left her with no sight in her left eye. The eye never recovered and when Rosie arrived here at Mountains, we decided to remove it. It took Sam (assisted by Richard) from Parkside Vets in Dundee, three hours to remove the eye. This is a very delicate slow operation as the removal has to be done in minute stages. Rosie remained standing up and heavily sedated. The procedure was completely successful thanks to Sam and Richard for their patience and tenacity that afternoon.
Rosie's bonded pair is Opus. They forage, drink and move together within a herd of other Arabs. Rosie has to be sedated for the vet and the farrier. She likes her little routine when the vet comes to sedate her. The vet and one handler is what she is most comfortable with and she prefers her injection to be on her right side of her neck. If we follow this pattern then she is quite happy.
Otherwise, Rosie is healthy and lives comfortable in her herd with her companions. She is a remarkable girl, considering her life experiences and will live out her days happily here at Mountains.
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