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The most expensive tail in the world

Christmas Day Haul to Hell Thwarted by Love

It was Christmas, and Ralphie was the last of the horses that had a shot at salvation before the trailer departed for hell. Only 2.5 years old, he was scrawny and barely broke. He didn’t fit the ideal profile for people looking for a cheap horse: 8-year-old, dead-broke, babysitter gelding that saddles, rides, trains and grooms itself.

No, Ralphie would take some work and commitment, so there he sat on Christmas Day. Thanks to the generosity of donors, Ralphie’s life was spared, and we paid his ticket to Swingin’ D, where he’s been ever since

$6,500 to Salvage Ralphie's Tail

  • Natural remedies (essential oils, clays, poultices, etc.)
  • Colloidal dressings
  • Silver sulfadiazine
  • Manuka honey
  • Vet wraps by the hundreds
  • Gauze by the thousands
  • Laser treatments
  • X-rays
  • Iodine, chlorhexidine, gentle cleansers
  • Unimprim
  • Doxycycline
  • Penicillin

We religiously dressed Ralphie’s tail every day for nearly a year, paying almost $6,500 for veterinary care and every treatment you can fathom. We tried everything to make this sweet baby comfortable until his tail finally healed.