Blaze is a small, 14.2 hands, gelding, about 30 years old, (in 2017), who had just arrived at Mylestone in time for Valentine's Day 2008. Lucky for him! He had been taken by the Gloucester County Animal Control from an owner who had starved him and refused to care for him properly.

Unfortunately, the Gloucester County ACO's were unable to find him a home who wasn't looking for a horse to ride. With his severe sway back, Blaze could never be ridden without being in pain, nor would any saddle fit him comfortably. As Blaze was taking up the only spot Gloucester County had to house equine cruelty cases, they'd become in a bind. One of the NJ State vets contacted us, asking for our help in finding Blaze a home, which we offered the gentle boy.

Blaze is a super star in our grooming program for our special needs students to brush and hand-walk. He is a kind, patient soul, and he loves the attention. When you call Blaze to come in from the field, he comes trotting right to you. He now has dental issues and can no longer chew hay, so we feed him mash. His back is worse, but he is still happy. He enjoys going out in the morning with Dakota, and is tucked in the barn for the night at dinnertime. Blaze also enjoys acupuncture treatments from the vet for his back.

If you would be interested in adopting Blaze, it will only be as a companion horse - he is absolutely not ridable! He's been through plenty, and now needs to spend his senior years relaxing with good food, good friends and lots of love. Contact us if you are interested in adopting Blaze and are looking for a companion horse only.

Blaze needs your help and support. Mylestone receives no funding from any government agency when we accept their cruelty cases; you are the rescue horses' hope. Please consider sponsoring Blaze and help us keep him well-fed, healthy, and happy.

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