The next day, Dr. Keith Huffman greeted me in my stall. He had kind hands, and I knew he would take good care of me. Later that day I was let into a strange room and things suddenly became darker....and my eyes became very heavy... I awoke to bright lights and people all around. I was not scared, but I was a little confused as to what had just happened. I heard a doctor mention the words "permanent tracheotomy." But, I being a horse really didn't know what that meant.
On Friday, July 3rd, I was released from the hospital and was loaded into a trailer where I traveled to a new home in Rockport, Texas. It's beautiful here. Now, I am a very happy mare with her own stall/paddock (and my own fan!), plenty of good food, hay, water, and carrots, cookies...and a lot of friends! My new mom assures me every day as she cleans my surgical site and puts on my medicine that I will always have a safe haven in Rockport. I take a deep breath and I believe her."
Author's Note: Diane Davis & her husband Bill Windham have a beautiful ranch in Rockport, Texas. Currently Diane and Bill lovingly care for 10 horses from a variety of tumultuous backgrounds. Star lives a very happy and otherwise normal life as a horse who just happens to breathe through her neck! / Meadow Haven Horse Rescue is in Nixon, Texas and currently has about 50 rescued horses on-site. Diane is the Secretary for Meadow Haven Horse Rescue. To make a donation to help horses like Star get a second chance at life click here.