There is no easy rescue, all of them are hard when you think that you have to do a great deal of work with the horse after the rescue. And there are moments when the horse comes back stronger than ever and does amazing things. This is what the mare, Lacey, did. When April Trimmer watched it in a video on the PA Kill Pen Network Facebook Page her heart was in pain as Lacey was thin and had cuts all over her body. April immediately decide to go to Pennsylvania. Lacey was led to April and when April offered it the first cookie Lacey refused it but after a while it changed her mind.
April still remembers, “Some people may call me crazy, but as I stood next to her, I could feel an aura. This mare was special. The old man told me that she had been worked with a teammate pulling a hay mower, and when something happened to her partner she ended up in the auction scene. If those people had only known what they had…”.
After six months of hard work, commitment and love they were able to compete at the USDF Region 1 Col Bengt Ljungquist Memorial Championships after as had qualified for the show only three months after April took Lacey home. April said, “I wondered what she thought of her life standing in a cushy bedded stall body clipped and mane braided under a fleece cooler. I know she is thankful, and she is the most beautiful soul I have ever met. Our championship test wasn’t the great, neck ribbon winning ride I knew she was capable of, but I was so proud regardless.”
April went on saying, “She made up for it 4 days later at the NC State Fair Light Draft show where she won her Champion neck ribbon in halter. In a class judged on only her, everyone could see what I always saw under the dirt, wounds and shaggy hair 6 months ago. “Redeemed Lace” will never have to stand in a pen of horses unwanted and unworthy ever again. If it’s one thing I want people to take from this is that you don’t have to own a $30k warmblood to be competitive.
There are so many horses out there that have talent if they would only be given the chance to shine. Just ask this big old pinto plow horse turned ballerina standing in my barn.” We should give all horses a chance to show what they can do as they all have something to display that we do not know. Please this amazing story with your friends on Facebook!