Our trip to pick up our newest Windhorse - Big Slew - went well and he settled quickly and quietly into his new home. He will be spending time at first just with Nugget. It was heartwarming to see the two become friends within the hour.
We are very appreciative of the wonderful Tralauney Thomas of Equinox Health who rescued Slew the day he was to be put down. He spent many years with Tralauney being allowed to just be a horse. Tralauney kindly gave Slew to Windhorse Retreat.
This big black thoroughbred must have some big stories to tell. A descendant of the famous Seattle Slew, he was on the race track for four years then he became a chuckwagon horse. A google search pulled up an article saying that Slew (if it is our Slew) won an award in 2008 for being the best right wheel chuckwagon horse in Canada. At eight years old, he had a big wreck resulting in being placed in rehabilitation, which is where Tralauney met him.
Slew is gentle, but trust is an issue for him. He is going to have all the time and space he needs, though, as we will not pressure him. He will have choices. Slew may, or may not, become part of our programs, but he will have a forever home with us.