Hello! My name is Pumpernickel
I am already neutered.
Pumpernickel (Nickel for short) was surrendered to the rescue by his owner. A few days before he arrived at the rescue, he cut his left hind leg on a barbed wire fence. His owner did not want to surrender him, but she knew it was for the best since she could not afford vet care. The cut in his leg ran deep with bone and tendon exposed. Thankfully, nothing serious was injured and he was able to walk on his leg from the day of his injury. He had numerous vet visits throughout the healing process.
During his first 6 months at the rescue we were diligent about changing his wound dressing several times a week, and his leg slowly healed. Finally this summer he was able to be released into the herd. His previous owner said that she rode him but we have not put a saddle on him, and we cannot verify how well he is broke. He has a gentle temperament and is ready to go to a barbed-wire free home where he can have the attention he deserves.
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Rescue Group Info...
River Edge Farm Horse Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity that is owned and operated by folks who have been rehabilitating horses for many years. The rescue consists of 63 beautiful acres in Middle Tennessee where horses of all breeds and ages are taken in and cared for.
We strive to provide the best care possible for every horse that comes to the rescue by beginning with an individual evaluation. Each horse receives vet care (including dental work and vaccinations), hoof care, and a nutrition plan. Nutrition requirements and feeding schedules are developed initially, and then adjusted as the horse progresses. In addition to the basics, some horses have special needs that require long term training in order to make them candidates for adoption.
Adopting a rescue horse can be a very rewarding experience and some rescue horses require special handling due to their past. References are required for all adoptions. Adopted horses must stay with the adopter for at least one year. After that, the horse may be sold. If there are extenuating circumstances and the adopter cannot keep the horse, it must be returned to the rescue.
Adoption fees are based on the age and training of the animal. The fee helps with expenses, but does not begin to cover the costs of hauling, vet fees, feed, and rehab.
Our equines come from middle Tennessee. We are willing to adopt horses to permanent homes outside of this area.