Her initial response to veterinary treatment was encouraging but we held our breath. There was a long road ahead.
It took three months but we could see Dora was finally on the road to recovery.
And here we are five months later and Dora is doing fantastically well. She is back to a healthy weight and is a bright and happy horse once again.
Dora remains very popular with our boys and even had to be moved to a new field because retired police horse Warwick was getting a little bit too friendly! Warwick is not the only police horse with a soft spot for the lovely Dora, Pern was also spotted giving Dora an affectionate nuzzle in the field.
The Dora we see today is different horse from the emaciated, sick and nervous mare that was bought to The Horse Trust in September 2012. Dora’s miraculous recovery is testament to the dedicated care of her vets and grooms at The Horse Trust and of course the fantastic support of our donors.
Dora is now a healthy and happy horse
At a time when we are closed to visitors and finances are under even more of a strain than usual Dora's terrible story touched many people and we want to thank everyone who responded to our appeal for help. Your donations helped to ensure that Dora is safe and well.