Choctaw is a perfect example of the remarkable horses that make their way to the Tamaya Horse Rehabilitation Program. People have a misconception that a rescue horse always shows signs of abuse or neglect, but most do not. They are not always skinny or broken down. Like abandoned dogs and cats, their “scars” are often on the inside. Horses are highly emotional creatures. As prey animals, they are very sensitive to their environment and keenly intuitive. They have distinct personalities and varying responses to how they are treated. Choctaw arrived in his beautiful splendor, very confident but with an eye condition that requires more medical attention than his owners could provide. He is demanding of attention and a very vocal horse who makes his wants known. When in the pen outside the hotel for a couple of days, he brayed at each passing car and paced back and forth to get attention to what he wanted.