Rescued horses safe
SAYING goodbye to horses Onyx and Jasper is not as hard as when Miallo resident Brydie Maro rescued them.
Last Friday the Tropical North Horse Rescue owner received two neglected horses which she renamed Onyx and Jasper and helped to bring them back to health.
The horses were located south of Mossman and were housed on a property with not enough food and insufficient fencing.
As a result the horses were breaking out and getting onto the highway. Cairns Regional Council and police were involved and the horses were set to be ‘‘disposed’’ of, until they were rescued and treated for all of their ailments and rehabilitated.
After being adopted, this weekend they are both going to new homes to start new lives.
‘‘They were not entirely underweight they just needed some love and TLC,’’ Ms Maro said.
‘‘I had my vet to do a once-over and a farrier do their feet and make sure everything is hunky-dory.
‘‘These guys in particular and a lot of rescue horses that do come in still have a lot to give, they are not that old and with retraining they will make really nice riding horses.
‘‘It’s important to not cast away these guys, they are ex- racehorses and just because they’re slow on the race track it doesn’t mean they aren’t a pleasure to ride and they would make good dressage horses.
‘‘They’re beautiful, in their prime and have beautiful elegant faces.’’
Ms Maro is a strong believer in giving horses a second chance in life and not putting them down, with her own Clydesdale rescued.
‘‘He is worth his weight in gold, he is amazing and I can put my four-year-old daughter on him, he is gentle and good for other rescue horses because he is so calm,’’ she said.
‘‘There is always a place for a horse and I’me there for the horses, I’ve had five rescues in the past three years and it’s really nice to see photos of them now, to see how they’ve bonded with somebody.
‘‘Rescue horses give a little bit more because they’ve been through so much, they don’t take you for granted and don’t have a mean bone in their body.’’
Donations and support are welcome to help rehabilitate and rehouse rescued horses and purchasing item to help with future rescues including upgrading the fence, building a round yard and purchasing a float. Tropical North Horse Rescue has an account with Mossman Agricultural Services and can be found on Facebook.
SAYING GOODBYE: Brydie Maro farewells Onyx and Jasper