Hope Springs Eternal at HPL
Two more horses get a second chance
On Saturday, August 23, 2014, Emie O’Neill, Barn Manager at HPL, got call from Arvada Animal Control about two horses that were in dire condition and needed a home where they could be properly cared for.
The Animal Control officers used a scale from 1 to 9 to evaluate what condition the horses were in. One horse was rated “1” the other was rated “2”. Time was running out for these animals.
Shortly after the call from Animal Control came in to HPL, Emie O’Neill and two other HPL volunteers showed up to meet Arvada Animal Control officers at the horse property for a voluntary owner surrender from an elderly woman who could no longer care for the horses.
The horses were kept in horrible conditions. They were confined in small pens and were terribly neglected.
When the two horses arrived at HPL later that day, they were quarantined in appropriate pens and got immediate veterinarian and ferrier care…and lots of love from the folks at HPL.
Within a week their conditions were much improved. They have a new lease on life, and new names: Maya and Maggie.
Maya, a black Arabian, is thought to be around 31 years old and Maggie, a bay thoroughbred cross, is around 10 years old.
If you’d like to come out to the HPL ranch and visit our newest horses and observe their progress, visitor’s hours are Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The HPL ranch if a fun place to visit for both adults and children, as well as school groups.
Maya and Maggie are just two more reasons that hope springs eternal at HPL.