Hurricane Michael wiped out the barn and other outbuildings on the property where Buzz was staying in Florida. It devastated the owner's property, crops and cattle - as well as many of his neighbors. Since 2019, Buzz hasn't had adequate shelter or food. At 24 years old, Buzz didn't fare as well as the younger horses on the property.
Buzz was malnourished and lethargic in May 2021.
As of August 2021, Buzz is at his proper weight and his health has improved greatly. He feels good and likes to romp and play. Buzz is a gentle soul and is great for people dealing with trust issues.
Part of good health for a horse is healthy hooves. Our farrier makes sure Buzz's feet are trimmed and healthy.
Such a sweet face! Buzz has pink skin on his muzzle and under his apron (the wide blaze on his face). He has to have sunscreen applied daily to keep from blistering in the heat. Fall and winter are seasons he doesn't have to have sunscreen or wear a fly sheet to keep the horseflies from biting him.
Ory and Lisa Brochet came to the farm to meet Buzz the Wonder Horse. They have been active supporters of the ministry from the beginning and were instrumental in getting Buzz moved to TN to start his new career as a therapy horse. We love the passion and commitment of our supporters!
We couldn't do what we do without great people willing to do what they can to meet the needs of this ministry. Rachel Martin heard of Buzz's plight and offered to let him regain his health and strength at her farm. Talk about a blessing!
John Taylor helps with the feeding and care of Buzz the Wonder Horse. Great guy - and he loves Buzz. They share the same sweet spirit.
Dr. Lew Martin keeps Pleasant Hill Road Farms running. I guess you could call him the ranch foreman!