Phebe

Phebe was a paint pony in her mid-20ís with a sweet personality, initially needing to gain about 100 pounds when she came to us in May 2018 from another horse rescuer, Dawn of Rosemary Farm. Dawn had seen her for sale on craigslist, where she was in bad shape. Dawn purchased her to insure a safe future for the starving pony, and posted her on Facebook. She named her Phebe after Susankelly's mom, who had recently passed away.

 

 

It was on Facebook that Susankelly first saw Phebe, but didn't think much about her at the time. When she checked back, the post said that Phebe was very sweet and loved attention. Mylestone offered to help Dawn find her a home if she needed help placing her. The timing was perfect.

Dawn already had 85 rescue horses on her farm, most of whom lived out, and was full up, and the foster home that was to take Phebe had just fallen through. Dawn felt that Phebe really needed more attention than they could give her, but seeing her on craigslist, she couldn't say no. Who knew what might happen to a starving horse for sale on craigslist? She asked if Mylestone would like her and was delighted that Phebe would now be safe and loved at the farm.

Phoebe greeting another of her new friends, Dakota, shortly after she arrived.

This is another instance of great outcomes for horses when rescue groups work together. Many more horses are helped through cooperation than could be helped by any one group alone, and now Phebe had a safe and bright future with Mylestone.

Phebe continued her recovery at Mylestone and thrived, gaining over 100 lbs. She was such a beautiful black and white paint mare with the outline of a large heart in her markings on her left side. She was also given a very special job once she'd settled in. Because she was so gentle and loved attention, Phebe was used in the program with special needs students that came to the farm. She enjoyed being groomed by several of the students. We'd hoped the students would be able to return to the farm in the fall of 2021 -- Phebe was waiting! As you are undoubtedly aware, the continuation of the pandemic altered all those plans.

She was turned out by herself, but visited in the mornings with Dakota and Jiminy who were in the adjacent field. Jiminy and Phebe scratched each otherís backs almost every morning over the fence. In the afternoons she would hang out with Logan and they visited over the fence.

In late December 2021, Phebe suffered a terrible bout of colic. She was the model patient, stoic through all our efforts. Despite emergency vet visits, IV fluids, and walking her all night, Phebe failed to improve. It was with broken hearts that we helped Phebe cross over on Christmas Eve, a shock to all of us. She is greatly missed.

See more photos here when Phebe first arrived.

Read Phebe's Memorial.

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