Christmas morning 2014 Mylestone received quite a present - Oliver! It was quite a present for him, too. Oliver was then a 27+ year old gelding who was abandoned after his owner had financial difficulties. A neighbor cared for Oliver and reached out to social media for help; many others reached out to us as well. We were happy to help this older horse in need.

He arrived very thin, (see above), needing to gain over 200 lbs. We started feeding him 8 small meals a day, slowly increasing his food. The vet came out to evaluate him and we ran blood work. Because Oliverís blanket didnít fit him properly, he developed rubs on his shoulders, so we purchased a new water proof blanket and rain sheet for him that wonít irritate the rubbed areas.

Oliver, early March 2015, having gained 165 pounds so far.

Oliver settled right in on the farm as if he'd always been here, content, sleeping well, and happy to have other horses around. He'd worked as a therapeutic riding horse for many years and had many homes, so now Mylestone will be his permanent residence. When he is up to full weight, we are hoping he fits in with our special needs students in our grooming program.

Since he arrived on Christmas morning, Oliver has gained approx. 165 lbs. and we hope to get another 75 lbs. on him. He continues to be fed 8 meals a day throughout the day and night. The vet is very pleased with his progress. Oliver is bright and a sweet old guy. Because he is older and requires a lot of care, Oliver will remain a sanctuary horse.

Oliver, enjoying the snow and his new and happy life.

This sweet fella is so deserving of your support. Won't you please sponsor Oliver? You can also make a donation to his ongoing care; just let us know it's for Oliver. Thank you.

Oliver, filled out beautifully and looking handsome.

Story and more photos of Oliver when he first arrived.

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