ARVADA, Colo. — For many horses, Rocky Mountain Horse Rescue in Arvada is a second chance.
"We rescue mostly now, owner surrendered horses from people who can’t take care of them anymore," said Kris Nixon, who runs Rocky Mountain Horse Rescue.
When the horses walk onto the property, many are carrying a range of health issues.
"This is Mathilda. She came to us, she was owned by a man who did not care for her feet very well. She has limited mobility and also it is very sore," Nixon said.
Out of 35 horses at the rescue, about 15 suffer from problems like arthritis. Because of a CBD oil donation from Boulder Creek Technologies, many horses will get a much needed relief.
"We wanted to give back to help. We wanted to be able to see first hand by giving this to the animals to help them have a better quality of life but also watch them go through the process, take notes and journal," said Alicia Whitt, account representative of Boulder Creek Technologies.
Rocky Mountain Horse Rescue is a place for many horses who have been forgotten. Now, they're getting a second chance through recovery.
"We’re always looking for new ways to see if we can help them outside of standard veterinary medicine," Nixon said.
And, possibly, the horses can find a new family to adopt them one day.