“When he was climbing into the trailer, we saw his sadness and resignation,” Llácer said. “What moved us most was that this was the 13th time he was changing homes. We promised him that he would never have to say goodbye again.”
At first, Pippin was quite skittish because of his former life. Whenever his caretakers tried to sweep with a broom near him, he would get spooked and run as far away as possible, as if he had been beaten by one before. He was also very nervous about his ears being touched.
In addition to suffering from emotional neglect, his body needed time to recover as well. His hooves were in very poor condition and his muscles were weak from a poor diet and not having enough room to exercise.