Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Our Own Black Beauty and Ginger

At SAHA we have our very own Black Beauty and Ginger, only our babies names are "Jet & Mishka".

Jet was surrendered in 2009 with all kinds of issues including: emaciation, colic, laminitis, rain scald, gut ulcers, tooth root abscess and a nasty eye ulcer which saw him lose one of his eyes. It was a long road to recovery and being an old horse I wasn't sure if what I was doing was the right thing or just prolonging his suffering but I kept going because he never gave up his fight and through it all he was still lively, spirited and had fight in his soul.

Mishka was surrendered in 2010 with a malignant sarcoma on her shoulder and being aged the vet suggested euthanize but I had heard of this amazing cream in America which drew the cancer to the surface of the skin and then killed it dropping the cancer off and leaving the horse cancer free.. I thought "why not give it a go" Well it worked and within 3 months Mishka went from having cancer to not having a trace in her body. The vet told me when her teeth were done that she was one of the healthiest 26 year old horses she had seen.

Jet and Mishka are both retired with us, Jet because he is a very special needs horse and is very very old. He turns 36 years old this year. Mishka is also retired with us because Jet can not live without her. He will not eat his dinner if she is not beside him, he will not float unless she is beside him, i cant even wash him unless she is in the wash bay as well. They are so much in love that it would be cruel to separate them now. So Mishka and jet will live out their days today and in love.

Jet arrival



Eye surgery


Jet having a bath

Sarcoma on arrival

First day of treatment

Mid treatment

Those big lumps start to fall off

Almost done
100% cancer free but left a little hole in her side.

Enjoying a ride

A life of retired heaven
Jet and Mishka in love.
If you would like to help us rescue more horses like Jet and Mishka who are both now 100% healthy and happy please make a donation today. We rely on the public to contiune to do the wonderful work that we do.
We are a fully registered charity and provide tax receipts for all donations over $2. Just transfer money into account listed below using your surname as the reference and email you details to

BSB: 084852
ACC: 189538671

Name: Save A Horse Australia
Bank: NAB

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