Champagne, the horse, was scared of people, and Emily Roat of Starry Skies Equine Rescue was determined to do all that she could to help the nervous animal.
Emily saw that Champagne had scars down her legs and that she probably hadn’t been cared for in months. Champagne didn’t seem interested in anyone or anything because of the neglect.
It had been around eight to ten months since Champagne’s feet had been trimmed. Usually, it should be tended to every two months. Champagne’s feet and legs were in pain due to the lack of maintenance.
Emily noted that it was possible that Champagne had never been given a bath until she was at the shelter. Champagne didn’t trust Emily, but she was more comfortable around kids and her puppy Remy.
The kids showed Champagne that people weren’t that scary, and Remy showed her that it was okay to play. Remy and Champagne enjoyed chasing each other around the pasture.
Champagne would do her best to keep up with Remy’s speed and energy. It showed Champagne that she wasn’t actually in pain anymore, and she could happily gallop on her own.
Emily was sad to see Champagne leave, but she was taken to her new home and family. Champagne opened up and was no longer nervous around people.