5 by 5 inch Watercolor
"Iktomi, BLM 05827201 (Shaved his neck and wet it, to discover his freezebrand)
|Iktomi where he was discovered |
abandoned by the Real estate person.
The shelter didn't even have a roof.
My daughter & I went to see him and assess the situation, thinking we just needed to know more about him in order to locate a proper Equine Rescue who could take him.
When we got out to where he was though, he had no food or water, nor any available to even give him, he had been abandoned. Upon further investigation, we discovered he was still an intact stallion, of which no rescue we knew of would take.
At my home, I have a BLM approved corral that could hold a stallion, so although we were already at full capacity, we brought him home.
His hooves were long and uncared for, so we got him trimmed, got him inoculated against horse diseases, had him gelded, and my daughter is now working on his training.
|This Photo of Lona's daughter and Iktomi was taken 2 weeks after|
Iktomi's rescue. He is truly an amazing horse worthy of his
opportunity to Shine.
He is slowly gaining weight and improving and should make a fantastic saddle horse when his training is complete."
To see all the photos Lona has taken to document his rescue and rehabilitation go to: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.253968071285575.86453.100000171522583&type=3
Lona and Iktomi are trying to win a contest to get him a new blanket for the winter: You can like his picture at this link to vote: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.253968071285575.86453.100000171522583&type=3#!/photo.php?fbid=302476063101442&set=o.137324726286807&type=1&theater Remember you must "like" the photo for your vote to count. Please help support this effort.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this painting will go to the care of Iktomi. Thank you Lona and Mariah Patton for the reference and illustration Photography.