Aspen is a Grey Thoroughbred OTTB (off the track thoroughbred). Aspen was purchased by long time volunteer Emily L. after she found him forgotten in a field. For several years, Emily and Aspen (racing name AckAcks Ridge) enjoyed trails in Upper Marlboro and showing in low hunters and jumpers. Whem Emily was accepted into Veterinary Grad School at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, she needed a safe place for Aspen to live and so he came to the Big Purple Barn. Aspen is getting older and has some occassional lameness issues that come with age and some conformational challenges. He also has melanomas (in his mouth and on the base of his tail), a type of cancer which is common in gray horses and will require monitoring. Aspen is a treasured member of the herd and participates in the lesson program as well as the show team program. He recently began working with some of our autistic students as well and his kind nature has helped him excel in connecting with these kids. He is a very sweet horse with a loving personality and we are all happy to have him in the herd!
The Aspenaut with Nicole
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The Big Purple Barn, Inc located at Hidden Haven Farm Animal Sanctuary and Horse Discovery Center
6407 Hillmeade Road Bowie, MD 20720 In our Bowie location since 2001 Helping horses and humans alike since 1991
Tara J.W. Guevara- President/Program Director Contact Us! firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 240-687-3449 This site was last updated on October 11, 2017 This site is developed and maintained by Tara J.W. Guevara (all rights reserved)
Our mission is to provide quality, life-long care for horses/ponies and farm animals who are unwanted/neglected and/or have special needs and to develop and offer outreach programs utilizing our resident animals that provide enriching and life changing opportunities for people who might not otherwise have the chance to experience these animals in a supportive, educational environment for humans and animals alike.
We are an IRS approved 501(C)3 Organization FEIN #45-5022618