Logan

Logan was a white paint pony with stunning blue eyes who we took in in July 2011 from a riding stable because his behavior was dangerous to children riders. Logan had been to the auction twice before, and had Mylestone not saved him, he would most likely have gone back a third time. Although said to be 8 or 9, he was actually in his late teens at the time.

We immediately discovered that Logan was indeed very head shy, as if always waiting to be hit or beaten about the head. From his behavior it appeared that he may have been experiencing pain in his neck, and also, from how he held his head, that he may have been used as a driving horse and once in a tight head set.

Logan was not a dangerous pony, as much as he was one in pain when he was ridden, as verified by our veterinarian. He had severe arthritis in his neck. Due to past abuse, he was fearful of being touched, brushed, or of much contact at all. We worked with him slowly to entice him to begin to trust. He came a long way in his time at Mylestone, and was actually quite sweet. He had his own paddock where he spent his afternoons and evenings, but enjoyed coming into the barn during the day.

Beginning in March 2018, Logan developed some medical issues which reoccurred several times, and looked like they might become chronic. He would go off his feed and become sick; blood work showed that he was losing protein in his gut; symptoms were similar to those of someone with Crohn's disease or cancer. The cause was unclear. At those times, Logan was only interested in grass, so he was grazed often during the day to keep him eating and he was administered fluids and given antibiotics and steroids. We worried if he would pull through when this occurred, but when he began eating his grain again, then hay, we knew he was on the mend. He was always closely monitored for signs of reoccurrence.

Although Logan came a long way, medically he still had special needs. He continued to have intestinal issues that we watched carefully because he would go off his food, and needed to be treated with antibiotics and ulcer medication. These bouts usually happened in the fall. Because of these issues, we decided it was best if Logan stayed with us as a sanctuary horse. He made so much progress in so many ways – he became friendlier and more willing to come over and say hello. He would be very grateful, just knowing you cared.

Logan was next to Shadow when he first arrived and they became good buddies.

Beginning in early 2021, Logan experienced several devastating bouts of illness, and despite so many intensive medical efforts on our part, Logan was unable to rebound from the multiple ailments. We very sadly said goodbye to this sweet boy in May, 2021.

Logan enjoying the winter snows

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