Dillon

Dillon was a beautiful 28 year-old red roan Appaloosa gelding. He came to Mylestone in 2000 after some terrible encounters. Dillon was gaining a reputation that often results in fatal consequences - “dangerous to ride.” His difficult behavior stemmed from pain and fear; pain in his back when ridden and fear of the beatings he endured because he was unable to do the work expected of him. He had been to auction several times and was bouncing from owner to owner. Each time he was misunderstood and mishandled. This vicious cycle had Dillon in a downward spiral. Luckily, a woman rescued him. Unable to keep him herself, but determined he should not go back to auction, she contacted Mylestone.

Dillon's under-saddle days were put behind him. He learned that people are not entirely bad, and trotted up to the fence to greet visitors and eagerly took any treats offered.

He accepted gentle pats and strokes on his face and neck; his eyes softened and his personality shined. Dillon’s bright expression and big personality made us smile.

Dillion was buddies with Scout, above, and they spend the nights out in the front field.

Dillon was very lucky and came to know a wonderful life - he really just needed a second chance. Sadly, he passed away in February 2018 of a sudden and terrible bout of colic, leaving his best friend Scout and all who loved him to mourn his loss. Dillon is truly missed by all who knew him.

Read his memorial here.

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