Wall-E came to us through the SPCA after they had started his recovery the summer of 2014. A couple months before we got him, enough people complained that his herd of 18 horses were being starved that they opened an investigation. The court’s findings showed that their owner was going through a divorce, and she had alleged that her husband was poisoning her horses. Even with three dead horses discovered in their stalls during the seizure, it became obvious that she had simply stopped feeding them, causing them to go through the pain of a slow starvation.
Wall-E survived this. He had spent the first half of his life in a stall or an arena, and now all the new fun stuff to experience out in the pastures with his new herd is absolutely fascinating to him. He is a joy to spend time with. He is obviously an old and wise soul, and now with this new family, he was the boss until Chandler came, now second in the pecking order. He is a calm quiet horse to learn from, but there is no doubt he has a mind of his own, requiring patience and persistence sometimes.