Cinnamon (Born in 1987) is a USERL (United States Equine Rescue League – www.userl.com) rescued mare. Before Wings of Hope chose to foster Cinnamon in 2006, USERL had rescued her from a serious neglect case where all the animals were seized from the previous owner. Cinnamon arrived at Wings of Hope Rescue Barn in the summer of 2006 with all the skin scraped off her backbone from a trailer incident while moving her from the original farm to another place. She was very thin and showed signs of deep depression and revealing no personality traits. After administering a dewormer and nursing her cuts for several weeks, she bounced back beautifully to become a confident and strong minded horse. We officially adopted her from USERL in August of 2006.
Cinnamon is a Leopard Appaloosa, which distinguishes her from the other horses at the ranch. Because of her unique look, Cinnamon is usually a favorite with the new children at the ranch. They love to fix her hair and paint her to look like an Indian horse. She puts up with all of this beautifully. After witnessing her beautiful inside, we chose the name Cinnamon after one of Job’s three daughters because Job was blessed by God after he had lost everything important to him. “God blessed Job’s later life even more than his earlier life… He had seven sons and three daughters. He named the first daughter Dove, the second Cinnamon and the third Dark Eyes.” (Job 42:12-14)