Stella is a breathtaking teenage bay mare, a Trakehner with a really impressive pedigree that nonetheless did not protect her when her last owner didn’t want her any more, and was sending her to slaughter. The reasons given had to do with her lack of being able to get pregnant again, and a painful (read ‘expensive’) eye issue. Stella had problems. Together for a year we worked to fix that eye, and in the process built trust and gentleness, but after that year, we had to remove the eye that was in constant, excruciating pain. That was in November of 2014. While it was the right decision because it was really the only decision remaining, Stella’s next journey has been adjusting to living and moving with one eye. The stress and fear caused her remaining eye to begin flaring up and we really thought we were going to lose her. As part of our solution, we discovered some amazing protective eyewear that offers much better sight as well as protection, and so far, it’s made the difference. Keep posted as we work for Stella’s happiness and her very life.