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Rio
Bounds Horse Haven Sanctuary
Meet Rio, now this boy really is one of a kind. At 18 years old, he spent the better part of his life in the show ring. He is now 22 years old.

When he got an eye disease, his owner no longer had any interest in keeping Rio, or spending money to feed, and care for him. When we were called, we only had six days to prepare a safe place for a completely blind horse....or Rio was going to be sent to slaughter.  

The caretakers of Rio loved this big guy, and were determined to save him. They wanted him to live out his days at our sanctuary.

We were told that Rio could never live with another horse, or in a pasture. He is doing both today, and enjoying his life. He grazes, and comes into the barn for his meals. He is a pure joy and a true blessing. Rio has a special spirit!