He is a little skinny now, but with some loving care and tenderness he will be strong and healthly again; After all, he is the Duke. Shoestring City Ranch is a non-profit in Long Beach, California, providing a rural experience for city kids, working with rescued animals.
Duke was injured by other horses, not by humans and was brought to the ranch where he will be cared for. He has wounds and gashes on his body, with one particular deep cut on one shoulder. As the handlers led Duke from the horse trailer he showed no fear of humans. He walked around the ring freely and even rolled in the dirt. The ponies in a nearby corral were so interested in his arrival and all came over to the fence to see him.
My granddaughter will get to be a part of his recovery as she continues working in the horse program at the ranch. As I get updates, I will post Duke’s progress.
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[Original article written by K. Pinkham. Photos credit Kelly Pinkham Photography]