Blazing a New Trail.
Meet Blaze. Upon his arrival at HPL on May 1, 2014, he was just skin and bones. Dr. Steve Long examined him immediately and gave us the good news that although Blaze was extremely thin, he was not showing any signs of the kind of problems that could be expected for a horse in such terrible condition. Doc Long said what he needs most is “groceries.”
So now, following specific care and feeding instructions from the Doc Long, HPL volunteers have Blaze on a new trail to a healthier and better life.
And Blaze is grateful. From day one at HPL, he has been sweet and cooperative. He seems to be enjoying the care and love he’s receiving and he has been welcomed to the herd by the other HPL horses.
And HPL is grateful too. We are thankful that the people, who had Blaze before he came to us, ultimately realized he wasn’t thriving anymore. It’s a hard reality to face and it takes courage to ask for help. HPL wants everybody to know that it’s always ok to reach out to us; we’re just here to help horses any way we can.
Also we are appreciative to 9News Colorado & Company. On June 16, 2014 Blaze visited 9News as an ambassador for HPL. Show host Denise Plante interviewed Emie O’Neill, HPL manager, while Blaze grazed in the 9News Back Yard.
As always, everyone is invited to visit HPL to meet Blaze and all the other horses (and two burros!) Just come on our open volunteer days: Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The horses would love to meet you too!