Nova is a gorgeous Arabian mare who was given up because she could not get in foal and had significant allergy issues. She was quite the hero upon her arrival at the Equine Rescue League when she saved an arabian foal named Ruby Slippers from the violent aggression of a thoroughbred mare at the farm. She came to live with us in 1999, overwight, bald from her allergies and untrained as a 7 year old.
Nova took some time to train under saddle, but has become one of the kindest, most gentle and beloved horses at the farm! She competes in shows as well where her flashy good looks always get her noticed. She can be used for pony rides and demonstrations and is always happy to meet new kids at the farm and win them over with her gentle nature.
Nova has to take allergy medication for life. During her worst allergy seasons, she also gets prescription baths and topical medications to keep her comfortable. She was recently diagnosed with CUSHINGS SYNDROME and now takes a medication to regulate her pituitary function and she will take that for the remainder of her life. She also gets regular chiropractic and accupuncture treatments to keep her happy and healthy! She is an indispensible member of our herd programs!
A Glimpse of Nova!
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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