It is such a special treat to get to see Sully (Solomons Reward) looking so healthy and HAPPY! For those of you who don't know Sully's story, she was literally rescued off a slaughter truck by LaDonna King. Sully had an amazing pedigree and LaDonna knew she was special--she just needed a chance, so she negotiated for her and then let me know about her. I drove out to get her and nothing could prepare me--it was obvious that poor Sully had been neglected a very long time. She not only was emaciated and broken down, but she had scars all over her. Who knows what hell she went through? I contacted her breeder and he was appauled. Sully's full sister had been a show horse and always well cared for, while Sully ended up almost slaughtered. This really epitomizes the problems in our industry--good horses end up in bad places all the time.
This is what she looked like when I got her in January 2007:
She was such a sad creature.
Fortunately for Sully she was saved. I was able to rehabilitate her in time to breed her. She had JJ last year--I adore him and can't thank Vicki enough for sending him to me! I miss Sully but know she's in the very best hands she could possibly be in. Having JJ lets me have a little piece of Sully here with me :)
Here is Sully today (here is what just made my day!):
Obviously happy, healthy, and as wide as a brick house! lol She is loved and well cared for. She's come a long way from that sad, slaughter-bound creature. I think everyone who has ever met Sully knows she deserved to have this kind of life--be happy and well fed. She's so extremely intelligent and would do anything in the world for someone who treats her right. That's all she really ever wanted, it seems. I hardly think that was too much to ask :)