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Sheba,Sheba, Sept 2008
Sheba under saddle, Oct 2008

Sheba came into our rescue program on April 25, 2008. Sheba came from Seminole County along with 5 other horses. She is extremely emaciated and infested with parasites. Sheba currently weighs 716 pounds, she is at least 300 pounds underweight. She has had part of her front top teeth kicked in at some point in her life and is in desperate need of her teeth floated which our Veterinarian is taking care of. Sheba is estimated to be around 15 years of age. She is a sweet girl that has a long road of recovery ahead of her. We will update as she progresses, as well as, when she will become available for adoption. Please consider making a donation towards Sheba's rehabilitation.

Sheba Update 7-7-08 -- Sheba is slowly rehabilitating. She now weighs in at 908 pounds, but still has at least another 200 pounds to go. Sheba has received a lot of dental work, but will need more done soon. Her teeth were in horrible shape and they slow her rehabilitation process down. She is doing very good! We hope that Sheba will be going up for adoption within the next month or 2. She is a sweetheart and will make a wonderful horse for someone once she puts the rest of her weight on. As you can see, she will be a beautiful buckskin paint. She had so much winter hair on her, we never knew she was so beautiful underneath all that. We will update soon on her rehabilitation.

Update 9-28-08 -- Sheba has gained most of her weight back and looks great, she now weighs in at 1085 pounds. She is such a sweet girl and deserves a great home. Sheba has a current negative coggins, up to date on vaccinations, deworming, hoof maintenance, and dental work. If you are interested in giving this sweet girl a forever, loving home, please submit an application

Update 10/8/08 -- Sheba is broke to ride! She is a little rusty under saddle, but I would assume it has been at least 2 years since she has been ridden. She just needs some riding time for her to get re-acquainted to being under saddle. Sheba is beautiful and loves attention. She is eagerly waiting for her forever, loving home. If you are interested in adopting Sheba, please submit an application today.

Update 12-01-08 -- About 2 months ago, Sheba was kicked in the knee by one of the other horses. She had a mild limp during a run, so I had my veterinarian out to do an X-ray to make sure that their was no permanent damage. The Knee showed no damage at all, but it is slightly enlarged now and will remain that way due to the force of the kick, but the X-rays show that the Knee is sound. However, while my veterinarian was performing the lameness exam, she discovered that the limp wasn't coming from the leg that was kicked. She performed other x-rays and learned that she has a very mild case of Navicular in her right front foot. The only time Sheba limped was during a full run, my veterinarian suggested putting front shoes on her, which would keep the Navicular from becoming worse and to keep her sound. We placed front shoes on her, and she has never limped again. My veterinarian and my farrier say that with the shoes she will never have any problems and will be sound for trail riding, etc., It is merely a suggestion to place the shoes on her, at this time, it is not a requirement. Otherwise, she is completely healthy and just the sweetest horse. She is like a puppy dog, follows you around for attention and loves to hug you. She is truly a doll. If you spent any amount of time with her, you would fall in love instantly. I can't say enough about this sweet girl! Don't let the shoes scare you off of a wonderful horse.

Sheba has been adopted to a wonderful family in Bixby, Oklahoma. Sheba is going to be extremely well loved and spoiled at her new home. We are so happy that Sheba has found her forever, loving home.

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