When rescuers from the sanctuary arrived, they saw the pony was old, probably around 20, and had some marks of mistreatment and neglect. His eye was very infected and he had a scar on his neck that appeared to have been caused by being hit by his former owners.
"They likely just tied him to a tree and left him," EHCRC wrote. "He has survived starvation, dehydration, standing out in the full sun, everything. He deserves everything in the world that we can give him and more."