Iris was purchased at auction by J&M Acres Horse Rescue in March of 2009. She had come from the Pemberton Indian Reservation. Emaciated, ill, her hair in dreadlocks, she was given little chance of survival, and within a day of being euthanized.
This is Iris when she arrived at J&M Acres Horse Rescue.
She is an Appaloosa cross, and is thought to have been about 23 years old when she arrived at J&M.
Against the odds, she rallied, and ultimately found respite at J&M Acres Horse Rescue.
Iris was adopted four months later and now lives on a farm with five other horses, some of whom also have a past history of neglect or abandonment. She is a gentle, quiet horse and has formed a particular friendship with Utah, one of the geldings in her new home. Utah seemed from the start to understand Iris’s vulnerability and allows her to do things that he won’t allow the other horses, such as eating from the same bucket of grain. With Utah’s guidance, and help from her new human guardian, Iris has regained her trust in people and is enjoying life.
This is Iris now