Under Medical Care

Some of the horses at Happened by Chance Horses come to us with medical issues. We truly believe that every horse deserves a second chance and will do all that we can to address these issues before they are ready for adoption. As you can imagine, the cost of medical care for horses is very expensive. Please consider donating or sponsoring one of the horses on this page that are under medical care!

Be sure to check our Facebook Page regularly to see all available horses. Adoption fees vary from horse to horse. Please visit our Adoption Guide for more information about the process and instructions on how to apply. If you have questions please call Linda at (210) 307-7935.


DELAINEY

Gender – Female
Breed – Paso Fino Cross
Color – Strawberry/Gray Roan (Lightens in the summer)
DOB – 1998
Category – Companion Horse

Delainey is shy to adults but loves kids. She is showing early signs of DSLD so she is a companion horse only. She is currently pastured with two mares and is doing fine. She is okay being haltered and good walking with a lead.


PYRO

Gender – Male/Gelding
Breed – Quarter Horse
Color – Bay
DOB – 2000
Category – Companion Horse

Pyro is our resident cribber here at HBCH. He is currently being treated for founder so he is a companion horse only. He does great with other horses but is a little shy to people. He will need a compassionate and gentle adopter willing to give him lots of attention and continue his hoof care.


PHOENIX

Gender – Female
Breed – Appendix
Color – Sorrel
DOB – Estimated 1994 
Category – Companion Horse

Phoenix came to HBCH as a stray/neglect case. She is currently on a refeed program and is doing well. We have moved her from the medical stall to a bigger pasture where she can roam about. She does have DSLD in her hind legs but that doesn’t stop her from exploring! She is absolutely the sweetest and most gentle horse who will follow you wherever you go. We have learned that she is not fond of being haltered. 


SPIRIT

Gender – Male/Gelding
Breed – Crossbred Horse (Grade)
Color – Cremello
DOB – 2005
Category – Companion Horse

Spirit came into the rescue as a neglect/seizure case.  He has had multiple surgeries on his left rear leg. Due to compensation on the front leg, the deep digital flexor tendons on both front legs were severed surgically to reverse the tendons bowing and therefore can never be ridden.


FORTUNA

Gender – Female
Breed – Quarter Horse
Color – Sorrel
DOB – 1997  
Category – Companion Only

Fortuna is a companion horse only because she has an outward growing tumor on her face. The tumor does not seem to bother her but making sure it continues to grow outward is a must. She has a very curious, sweet and gentle personality and would be a great pasture friend to any horse.


SONNET aka “RED SONNET”

Gender – Female
Breed – Thoroughbred Horse
Color – Bay
DOB – 2000
Category – Companion Horse Only 

Previous hoof related issues prevent her from being ridden.  She is being treated for rotated coffin bone due to previous founder.


DOMINO

  • Gender – Stud soon to be Gelding
  • Breed – Paint
  • Color – black and White
  • DOB – 2017
  • Category – Under Medical Care

Domino came to us from the sheriffs department as a seizure case. He is just 3 years old and he is still a stud. After vet evaluation and surgery it was discovered that the triangular flap did have to be removed. His extensor tendon in the leg is completely severed. BUT, he should make a full recovery. It will be a long road. As the tissue granulates back in and connects it should provide support for the leg and the knuckling over will remedy. 

He will be wearing a splint for the next 3 months, minimum,  and we may have to invest in a Kimzey splint down the road. He will get a bandage change every 3 days now. We expect about 3 months before the wound closes completely.


ELLA

  • Gender – Mare
  • Breed – Thoroughbred Cross
  • Color – Bay
  • DOB – 2018
  • Category – TBD

Ella was brought to us by the sheriff as a seizure due to neglect. Now in our care she is doing incredibly well from when she came through the rescue doors almost 3 months ago after losing her foal. Ella has all the clinical signs of stringhalt. We are starting a therapy program of vitamin e and previcox to see if we get any improvement.  This can be a progressive disease. You only see this at a walk. She can run and play and it’s not even evident.  I have been told that although the condition is quite unsightly it is not painful.

UPDATE 09/16/20: We are very pleased with Ella’s improvement. It’s been about 2 weeks since we starting treating her symptoms of stringhalt. We were able to start the previcox immediately as I always have that on hand. It took a little bit to get the vitamin e shipped but she did start that a week ago. I will take this improvement. We will continue her treatment plan and see where she gets but am hopeful for recovery. It’s hard to believe 3 months ago she was starved near to death and lost her foal because it was….Cases like hers make my stomach turn and make me wonder if a trip to jail would be worth it to knock the snot out of her abuser.