Peppermint Patty

Peppermint Patty, a miniature horse, and a 25 year-old mare (in 2021) came to Mylestone with Lucy. Both were part of an ongoing cruelty investigation. They had been living in a septic leech field on the property of an animal collector. They were kept in an area knee deep in muck making it almost impossible for them to lie down. Both were in bad shape, not only thin, but covered with lice and their coats were poor from not being dewormed properly. Both needed major dental work. It was also evident that both horses had been abused. They were afraid of people, though over time, they became much better with adults. Small children rode Lucy which is truly horrible since she is only about 30 inches tall. They both had a slow road to recovery, but made such magnificent strides as to be almost unrecognizable from the forlorn creatures that arrived at Mylestone.

In the time Patty was at the farm, she became very outgoing and enjoyed being petted by staff. She and Lucy were inseparable, and enjoyed their life together here. Because both Patty and Lucy had serious dental problems, it made them difficult to place since they required long-term care. We offered them for adoption only as a pair to the adults who would provide them with that care.

Patty also had special needs. She had chronic laminitis which was monitored carefully. In addition, she had special dietary needs to help manage her issues.

Sadly, we had to say "goodbye" to our adored mini Peppermint Patty. She suffered a stroke. Patty was spunky and bright and enjoyed attention on her terms. She and Lucy were very bonded, and thankfully her buddy, Lucy, has Tyler to still keep her company. Patty is deeply missed, she has been part of our lives for the past 18 years.

Read Patty's Memorial.

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