In Memory of Forgotten

In Memory of Forgotten


Forgotten was a HAHS horse only for a short time, only for a few hours in fact. Early this spring, HAHS got a call from a veterinarian in southern Illinois that was with a horse that could not stand up. The veterinarian was worried because he seemed thin and even though it was spring, the weather was still acting like winter. Without any delay, HAHS employees Dawn and Jenna hooked up the trailer and drove down to southern Illinois to offer any assistance that we could give.

Upon our arrival, it was clear that Forgotten would not be able to stand and, with the help of the veterinarian and her family, we were able to pull Forgotten onto the trailer using our rescue glide and we immediately set out to the veterinary hospital at the University of Illinois.

Out of the cold mud and into a comfortably bedded stall, everyone seemed to love Forgotten right away. Forgotten was a five year old Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Mustang. We were told that he had shuffled through a few homes before we had found him. Further evaluation and ultrasounds revealed a suspected fractured femur and neurologic degeneration in his spine. Although HAHS strives to give every horse a second chance, the veterinarians and HAHS staff deemed it would be the kindest to humanely euthanize.

Forgotten enjoyed some grain and several carrots that a veterinarian student kindly offered. He was surrounded by love and attention. Instead of coming to the green fields here at HAHS, Forgotten now is in the even greener fields up in the sky.