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TRULY’S STORY

“Came True” aka “Truly” (nickname) was found roadside in Moapa Valley on May 17, 2015. Her feet, coat and body condition were all well maintained. She’s 11 yrs old and was raced in California until 2007 and last jockeyed by 2015 Triple Crown winner Victor Espinoza.  Her tattoo # is H06373.

Truly aka “Came True” is a thoroughbred mare found roadside near Moapa, NV with terrible wounds

This gaping shoulder wound is so bad, a human hand can get lost inside

This gaping shoulder wound is so bad, a human hand can get lost inside

Her cheek is broken but she can still eat her mash and is on pain control

Her cheek is broken but she can still eat her mash and is on pain control

A very sweet horse despite the trauma, we helped network her story to thousands in hopes of finding the owner

A very sweet horse despite the trauma, we helped network her story to thousands in hopes of finding the owner

Skull breaks

Xrays reveal multiple breaks to the cheekbone on one side of her skull

Cuts to the fetlock joints

Cuts to the fetlock joints

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A care package of MediHoney products donated from JazzMed arrives

Careful application of products to different areas help to heal

Careful application of products to different areas help to heal

A breathable mesh hood from Sleazy Sleepwear for Horses helps keep bandaging in place and flies away

A breathable mesh hood from Sleazy Sleepwear for Horses helps keep bandaging in place and flies away

Chest wound after 10 days of care

Chest wound after 10 days of care

Jaw wound is also a gaping hole to heal

Jaw wound is also a gaping hole to heal

Custom made fly mask and donated shoulder wrap keep her wounds clean

Custom made fly mask (by Beverly Young) and donated shoulder wrap keep her wounds clean

WEEK 2 UPDATE:  No one has come forward to claim her so she now legally belongs to L.E.AN.  Truly’s progress is variable – the wounds are healing well with no signs of infection, no fever, and her appetite remains good.  However, she’s become 3-legged lame and does not wish to put any weight on the left fore.  Xrays being done to evaluate circulation in all legs and hopefully reassess the shoulder. Acupuncture treatments have been started.  Her shoes have been removed and she’s in Softrides.

Out for a short happy graze after a nice bath

Out for a short happy graze after a nice bath

Equine Bodyworker Nichole Snashall donates her services to help Truly with weekly massage therapy

Equine Bodyworker Nichole Snashall donates her services to help Truly with weekly massage therapy

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Progress through the first two weeks is encouraging thanks to Medihoney and JazzMed.com

Thankfully all Truly’s films came back negative – no rotation or circulation issues in the feet, and a very nice shot of the shoulder joint showed no damage.  Bloodwork clear, no signs of infection.  Her major issue is still soft tissue damage and the discomfort during recovery.  Truly’s been started on muscle massage (donated by Equine Bodyworker Nichole Snashall) to help loosen her stiffness and bring relief to sore areas.

Miss Truly is perkier and putting more weight on her injured side now

Miss Truly is perkier and putting more weight on her injured side now

LVT and LEAN Medical Director Kimmie Burton continues careful care of all Truly's wounds

LVT and LEAN Medical Director Kimmie Burton continues careful care of all Truly’s wounds

Her gaping jaw wound is healing nicely

Her gaping jaw wound is healing nicely

WEEK 3 UPDATE:  After 25 days in hospital, Truly is finally well enough to move into foster care.  She received another acupuncture treatment, exam, and then loaded up easily for the short ride to her temporary foster family.  She’ll recover here with her new horse friend and periodic check ups from the veterinary staff, plus her weekly massage treatments.

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Nichole continues weekly massage therapy on Truly’s sore and tight muscles

Truly stood square for nearly the entire massage - great proof that her shoulder is healing

Truly stood square for nearly the entire massage – great proof that her shoulder is healing

Nichole takes a peak at the shoulder wound

Nichole takes a peak at the shoulder wound

8 WEEK UPDATE:  Truly’s wounds are healing remarkably well.  She’s so much better after her Bodywork sessions that we are moving her up to twice a week.  New ultrasounds of the shoulder and Xrays show that despite her inability to walk normally, healing is tracking forward.  Thanks for all the prayers and support!

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A beautiful moment captured by Mixed Up Photos - Jessie Mix photographer

A beautiful moment captured by Mixed Up Photos – Jessie Mix photographer

12 WEEK UPDATE:  Truly is doing fantastic and is ready for the next step in her recovery.  She relocated to her 2nd foster home which has a large arena that she spends the nights in, self exercising and regaining her balance.  She even trots to the fence for her grain!  Massage treatments continue with amazing results and she’s settled in well to her new environment.  She’s a survivor!

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The chest wound is virtually closed now and the only remaining is her fetlock wound due its tricky location.

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She’s much more vocal, she rolls and loves her daily baths.

21 Weeks Post-Injury:  The chest wound is fully closed now, as are her jaw wounds, and the fetlock wounds are finally healing.  Truly has been started on light groundwork at the walk and is still receiving weekly massage.  The hard scar tissue is breaking up and her movement is becoming more fluid.

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ONE YEAR UPDATE!

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Trainer Katelynn Eddy brought Truly back into condition and found her to be fantastic under saddle.

ADOPTION!

Then in late 2016, a suitor came to see if they were a match and the miracle happened….ADOPTION!

Congratulations Ashley and Truly!

THANK YOU TO ALL TRULY’S SUPPORTERS!

Truly’s Angels:  Kimmie Burton, Stacy Sterling, Stephanie Jones, Katelynn Eddy, Roger Weisenauer and Janet Wall, Nona Hamblin, Lauren DiPrete, Gerrie Pantle, Terri Robinson, The Chavez family, the Gamble family, Nancy Carey, Susan Salomone, Dr. Jennifer Boeche, Blaine Benedict, Laura Addis, Janice Morelli, Stu Kertiss, Rose Connelly, Nanci Stone, Naomi Joy (for Lady), Karen Donnahie, Wendy Timmel, Patricia Parks, Rae-Ann Hunt, Jones Feed & Tack, Heather MacMullin, Sarah Layton & Captain Jack, Anne Herterick, Kyle Canyon RanchA Walk In The Park Pet Service, Cookie Larimer, Sue Perrin, Mary Figueras, Linda Radus, Nichole Snashall, Karen Bravo, Jackie Carlyle, Lisa Cheney, Anna Simms, Ana Cochran, Emma Whalen, Beverly Young, Madeline Vonderlinden, Kristie Moore, John Walker, Rhonda Dudoit, Brittani Holbrook, Meredith McGuire, Sandy Topper, Gwen Tucker, WC Equestrian, Rebecca Hall, Susan Lorenz, Marilee Walker, Lydia Thomson, Brittany Cline, Diamond Diva Apparel, Mike Lewis, Annamarie Szinnyey, Cheryl Medico, Olga Matsarskaya, Janice Halecki, Rayda Brooks, Trudy Harris, Fred Cook, Nicole Moyer, Corinne Dekker, Sharon Brandsness, Sally Aicroth, Debbie Persi, Elisabeth Smith, Delrene Sims, Janna Weir, Misty Fields, Carolyn White, Carol Collins, Jeannie Potere.

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Thank you Sentinels!  > > > > Kelly Ruckle * Alisha Brown  *

 JC Farris  *  Lorri Evans * Sarah Layton & Captain Jack

  Special Thanks to Jazz MJazz logoedical for sending an emergency shipment of wound care product (MediHoney) and bandaging.

Special Thanks to Sleazy Sleepwear for sleazy_sleapwear_logoHorses for donating a mesh hood to help keep Truly’s healing wounds fly-free.

 

Special Thanks to Nichole Snashall, EBW, Divine Realignment 

Thank you local tack and apparel suppliers WC Equestrian and Diamond Diva for your donations toward Truly’s care, Jones Feed for their hay donation, and Valley Horse News and Channel 13 News for covering Truly’s story.

Special thanks to CARMA for supporting Truly’s recovery

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All PayPal/check donors will receive a donation receipt at year’s end; please include address with donation. Donations to Truly’s medical account at Desert Pines Equine are accepted and appreciated however the rescue cannot issue a receipt for payments made directly to the hospital