Bijou was formerly identified as Hip #122 at the November 2015 Mike’s Auction. She is a dun mare who appears vision damaged in the left eye.  She came to auction with deep cuts over her eye, on left side barrel, and stifle. She is carrying decent weight.  Bijou seems friendly but is a bit head shy.  She is not comfortable with being touched on her Left side likely due to the recent trauma she has endured.

As of the Monday after auction, Dr. Heaton, from West Coast Equine, examined Bijou and felt that there was nothing he could do to treat the eye. She is permanently vision impaired. Although the head laceration was deep, too much time had passed to close it up surgically. Through proper wound care, it would heal on its own.



December 2015 Update: We are pleased to announce that Castleton Ranch Horse Rescue has offered permanent sanctuary for Bijou. With Bijou’s limited vision and corneal scarring in her left eye, she was anxious and sensitive to handle. It was decided that pasture life was the best choice for her.