In January 2019, we got a phonecall from the Canadian Fjord Rescue network that Zeus was surrendered to their care, due to ‘aggressive behaviour’ of Zeus.
Kate from the Rescue org. told me that Zeus was quite underweight and a big sweetheart when they delivered him at a temp. foster home in Kelowna!
I immediately called the lady I sold Zeus to in August, to ask if Travi was still in her care, and she told me that her son rode Travi daily and permanent injury was no longer an issue!
Next day, I got a message on Facebook, that Travi was sold mid December to a lady in Langley as a ‘Drill” Horse!
So I contacted this lady who bought Travi as a ‘7 yr old well broke riding horse’, but she had noticed the injury while ‘trying to ride her’!
“The moment I put a bit in her mouth she reares”, she told me! “Travi has never had a bit in her mouth, because she is green broke with very minimal riding experience due to a permanent injury”, “and btw she is at least 16 yrs old”, I told the new owner.
She told me about her disappointment but needed Travi gone asap to make ‘space for other horses’ in her stable. She suggested we take Travi back and we were happy with her decision.
We found a Horse Transporter and January 24 2019 and brought Travi back home after picking her up at Sun Meadows in Barnhartvale where she was dropped off!
She nickered when she heard my voice while looking for her in those dark stalls! I put a halter on her, and she followed me like a puppy into our horse trailer. (She is not an easy trailer loader at all)
After unloading her at the ranch, all horses came running down the fence for an abundant greeting. We took Honey out of the herd to reunite with Travi. She always had a strong bond with Travi!