We named her Anastasia, which means “resurrection,” “rebirth” or “a new beginning”, because that’s what we’re giving her.
Like something from the pages of a fairy tale, Ani (AW-nee) is a fantastical creature that takes your breath away when you see her in person. Her beauty will attract interest from all kinds of people who just have to have her – just like whoever just had to have her but abandoned her on a kill lot.
No matter how much someone just has to have Ani, she will only go to her Soul Human – the person who connects with Ani and can financially provide the required property, feed, supplements, veterinary and hoof care, and the one who has a proven record of responsible horse ownership. If you do not meet all adoption requirements, please do not inquire, no matter how much you want her. Until we find the right human for Ani, she’s perfectly happy, safe and healthy here with us.
Ani is on her way to full recovery from past founder, but she will always be susceptible without careful attention. Ani’s hooves will require regular picking. She’s had no pain since she arrived here in March, and the vet and farrier say the slight rotation of her front coffin bones is offset by thick, healthy soles. She’s currently barefoot but will likely need shoes if she’s going out on trails, gravel or concrete.
Prospective adopters must agree to feeding Ani a diet of low-starch and low-sugar, high-quality grains, hays and grasses with low nonstructural carbohydrates (NSCs). They must agree to limit Ani’s grazing to times when grass sugar content is lowest. They must understand that Ani is no longer in her prime, and that it’s possible she can’t be used like a regular, healthy horse. They must understand that if Ani cannot be used at the level the adopter desires, she cannot be discarded like trash.
Ani will only go to a home for life. She may not be traded or sold.
Horses are a huge responsibility. When you adopt a horse, or any animal, you take the life of another living creature into your hands. Whoever adopts Ani will understand that. We don’t want any disappointments or surprises. No one will ever betray Ani again.