Olaf and his son Frosty grew up together in a small dirt lot. Frosty was born there and on the day he was born, his ears were frostbitten, so now he just has little teddy-bear ears. The owner said they were both used as therapy horses. We aren’t sure, but we do know Frosty is very different from his dad, Olaf. He seems to have a few more health problems that we haven’t quite figured out and he definitely is more self-protective. His skin was in much worse shape when he arrived. he has scarring along his spine from being ridden in an ill-fitting saddle and he is very worried about being hurt on his left side. But every day he puts on more weight and becomes more comforable with us. We will have the vet check his side–he may need some chiropractic care–and keep working on trust issues. We will update his status here.
Frosty on June 1. He is still scared and uncomfortable as you can see from the photo, but he is looking so much better now!