Quincy is a 3-4 year old Thoroughbred Gelding who stands about 16hh. Little is known about his breeding or his past. It is our understanding that for his entire life, he has been confined to a small chainlink pen.
When we met Quincy, he was petrified of leaving his pen. We took our time and carefully loaded him onto the trailer. It literally took several of us to gentle coax each foot, inch by inch, up the ramp and into the trailer. The farm owner was confident that we would not load him. We did, and did so uneventfully. This is a testament to Quincy’s mind. He has been neglected, confined, and abused in so many ways, yet he wants to learn to trust. This sweet boy needs time to heal and build bonds with humans. There is a very gentle and kind horse in there; we will gently persuade that horse to emerge.
Quincy is one of the Lancaster 19. These horses were simply warehoused and given just basic food and water in a dry and unforgiving facility. They did not know the kindness of a human touch, were kept in small chain link pens, never had the opportunity to exercise, socialize or run free. For all practical purposes they were in a horse prison and served nothing more than a reproductive function.