Paco iwas in quarantine for two months before coming to the farm in October 2013. He arrived thin and had COPD, horse asthma. He initially wasn’t well enough to travel, but once arrived, settled in well. He was in his 20's, very sweet, and loved attention.

Paco would have gone to slaughter had three rescuers not stepped up to save him. He was once a beloved lesson horse that could no longer earn his keep and was dropped at the auction for slaughter. If the kids who knew Paco hadn’t reached out and shared how much they loved him and what a great horse he was, we wouldn’t have known about him or his situation.

We networked with Penny Austin from One Horse at a Time and Maryanne Opsal from Liberty Equine Rescue to help save his life. Mylestone paid out over $1,000 in vet bills to get Paco healthy enough to travel to our farm.

He spent his days with the companionship of Scarlett, a miniature horse who was rescued from auction. (Read more here.) While he was quarantined, the two bonded and became inseparable.

On July 4th, Paco became extremely neurological, staggering when he attempted to walk and unable to swallow. He was running a high fever. He had been being treated for the last week and seen by the vet several times, but his deterioration became very rapid. We did what Paco deserved and helped him leave us in dignity and without pain. We wish he could have been with us longer.

Read about Paco when he first arrived.

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