Birth Date: 1/1/1993
Bess is a regal mare and holds herself with a great deal of dignity. She is much like the elderly woman who is always draped in expensive antique jewelry. Before coming to us, in 2004, Bess was a carriage horse on the 16th Street Mall, in Denver, CO. She shows signs of her hard life with scarring on the bridge of her nose from a halter and on her front fetlocks from being hobbled. Bess is our tallest horse and is truly a gentle giant. She was donated to us because her former owner had too many horses and not enough time for her.
Bess has recurring edema in her hind leg which has baffled our vets. As she has aged, she has developed arthritis in her shoulders and legs, requiring that she be retired from any therapy sessions. Bess is a sanctuary horse and will live out her life in the safety of End of the Trail Horse Sanctuary.