Pilgrim was an incredibly special horse who lived at Sunshine. He was trustworthy and kind with all of our volunteers, and would roam the barn making friends wherever he went. He was one of those once in a lifetime horses, and any volunteer could tell you just how wonderful and different Pilgrim was. He had a long, happy life and spent his golden years here at Sunshine. Sadly, Pilgrim passed away in the summer of 2014 due to old age.
Now, with an incredibly generous donation from Sara and Eric Tallarico, we have been able to set up a special veterinary fund; and we are doing it in memory of our boy Pilgrim. The Pilgrim Veterinary Fund is a separate account that will be used to help any horse who comes through our doors and needs special medical attention. We hope to be able to provide everything from injections to surgeries when required. We want to do everything we can to provide the best care for our horses, and will do what we are able to in order to save a life.
Please consider making a donation to the Pilgrim Veterinary Fund to help us provide a high quality of life to horses in our herd who need it.
Horses Helped From the Pilgrim Fund
Indy had poll evil, an infection of the uppermost part of his neck at the base of the skull. With help from the Pilgrim Fund we were able to have the infection drained surgically and he is well on the road to recovery.
Our favorite little guy Zack had a severe bout of colic and went into kidney failure. With the help of money from the Pilgrim Veterinary Fund we were able to get him to Cornell. Unfortunately he did not respond to treatment and we had to say goodbye. We can’t thank our vets enough for their round the clock care and love for him.
Our kindly old man Sisko has been battling founder for the past few months. He’s on a restricted diet and is getting the best care we can provide. Our farrier Scott keeps him trimmed and shod to help keep Sisko pain free as much as possible, he gets a nice soak in ice boots each day and get anti-inflammatory medication. We are doing all we can to help him fight this battle, and without the help from the Pilgrim