We were contacted by a kind woman who had been in a tornado, which had damaged her horse areas. She desperately needed someone to take in her filly before she became hurt. Her filly Percilla had been in the barn when it was hit by a tornado and the filly has become very frightened. We decided to step up and help, and take in this filly to the rescue. You all stepped up to help us pay the transport cost from north Texas to Dale. Percilla is being picked up now, as I write this. We look forward to meeting her this evening.
Percilla has arrived at the rescue. What a beautiful girl she is! She will need time to settle in and to get over whatever trauma she has experienced as a result of being in the path of a tornado.
Percilla is currently in a round pen that we located inside of the yearling paddock so she can be near the yearlings and get to know them from the safety of the round pen before we let her out to join their herd. We will keep you updated.
We have found Percilla to be nervous and high energy. She is a big girl for her age, but acts mentally like a baby. Because she does not move very well, it is our guess that she has spent most of her life in a stall. We put Chance in the big round pen near the pasture with Percilla to help her calm some, the yearlings were not settling Percilla any. It worked beautifully, she bonded up to Chance, our sweet, calm, buckskin gelding, right away. After spending 2 weeks in the round pen with Chance, we let the 2 of them out into the big paddock and pasture area with Chance's herd. Percilla is learning to use her legs and run. She is doing better getting to stretch her legs and run and play. She is staying very close to Chance at all times which is really cute. We haven't worked with her yet, we are letting her learn how to be a horse. in s herd environment. She does walk up to us to be petted, which is great that she wants human interaction, too.