When Buddy was almost 30 years old, his owner had mentioned to a neighbor that he was looking for a slaughter auction for the "old black gelding". Fortunately, this neighbor began a vigilant search for help. Before long, a team of willing and concerned volunteers had convinced the old rancher that there was a better place for Buddy. A volunteer for Rainbow Meadows Rescue and Retirement, Inc., pulled her trailer to northern Kansas on a cold March day, then trucked all the way south to Sedan, delivering Buddy to our facility. He arrived severely underweight, loaded with worms and with a matted hair coat. Luckily, Rainbow Meadows staff worked diligently to rehabilitate him to his healthier, spunkier self and he went on to his wonderful forever home.