Each one of the horses at our rescue, has a story to tell.... They have been through so much.... We are here to help them recover mentally and physically, and become healthy and happy again. Please take some time to get to know our rescued horses. Please consider a donation to help us provide for the needs of these horses in our care.
We have run into some problems with Nicholas. He is not taking to training well. He gets combative and becomes dangerous, striking and biting at the trainer with minimal pressure. Multiple attempts have proven to be a safety risk. We have turned Nicholas out to pasture to just be a horse and will revisit training at a later date, letting him grow up mentally.
Nicholas continues to do well. He is getting a refresher course in halter training.leading and lunging. He is growing up to be a gorgeous boy.
Little Nicholas is growing and blossoming very nicely. He enjoys his days living in the pasture with other yearlings to play with. Nicholas is in sanctuary with us at the rescue for the foreseeable future.
Nicholas continues to do so well. He is growing and thriving. We are enjoying his presence and his sweet face!
Nicholas will be staying with us at the rescue for a while, along with his best friend Emmett. Nicholas will be homed by the donor who purchased him, in the future.
Baby Nicholas.... A wonderful donor came to his rescue, as he was about to ship across the border. As soon as we saw this precious baby, he was paid for and picked up quickly. Nicholas is in quarantine with Tammy Martin, who is the closest to where Nicholas was, and an excellent quarantine provider. We are very excited for Nicholas to complete quarantine and come to live with the other weanlings here at the rescue. We will never be able to understand how people can throw away such precious little babies. Nicholas is only 6 months old, and almost met a horrific end. He is safe, he is loved, and he has a bright future ahead.
****Not for adoption
Emmett continues to do well. He may never be sound for riding and just be a pasture pet, but that is okay.....H has boonded very strongly with us and He is such a joy.
Emmett continues to do well, enjoying his life here at the rescue as a very much loved sanctuary horse. He spends his days with Nicholas, BamBam, Tamsin and Misty playing in the pasture without a care in the world. We adore this wonderful boy.
Emmett is a special boy! Little Emmett was saved from the East Texas feedlot by Gayle Schneider and given to our rescue. We absolutely love the babies, and Emmett is one of the special ones. Emmett came to us frightened and unhandled, but has warmed up to us and become such a sweetheart! Emmett is best friends with little Beethoven, the two of them are inseparable. Both babies are the youngest of the group and spend their time in the barn at night and in our front yard where they can get frequent meals and Beethoven can be fed his milk replacer meals. Emmett comes to us when he sees us; it is so wonderful to experience how bonded he has become with us. In caring for these babies.....being their lifeline, they give us back so much in return....they are truly precious.
""""Not for adoption
Legend is doing well. He is enjoying his leisure life here at our rescue. This beautiful boy has a big scar on his knee which is what likely landed him in a Colorado kill pen. He is very sensitive, flighty and needs to be handled by an expert handler only. Legend is going to be a permanent resident at our rescue, as finding a suitable home will be difficult for this special boy. He wants to stay wild, and wild is how he will remain. He needs a place where he can just be....here is where he will remain.
Legend has settled in reasonably well. He is still not wanting to be handled, but he is very focused on us and now approaches us and stares in our eyes. He is so close to deciding to let us start petting him. We are not rushing him, he came very nervous and has very fast reflexes with big reactions. We are in no hurry, Legend can take all the time he needs. We want him to gain some confidence and overcome the fear before beginning training.
We found this stunning boy at Fabrizius feedlot in CO. He was scheduled to ship in 3 days. For some reason, we really had a pull to save this one. We do not bail from out of state because of the difficulty arranging transportation and the added expense of it, but this boy was really on our minds. Thanks to many wonderful donors, we were able to bail this beautiful boy and get him transported back to Texas to our trusted quarantine provider, Melanie Witherspoon. Thank God we bailed him quickly and had him picked up right away, because he had lost a couple hundred pounds since the video and pictures were taken of him when he came to Fabrizius. We were shocked and saddened to see how skinny he had become, clearly he had not eaten! Our wonderful friend and colleague Sean Wright, braved the terrible weather, single digit temperatures and black ice and snow to go get this boy and bring him back to Texas.
Legend experienced choke on his first day at quarantine which required the veterinarian. We had 3 days of worry, with some pretty unnerving episodes of repeat choke and breathing difficulty. Legend needed to see the vet daily for 4 days and then finally began improving. He is eating free choice complete feed only, to prevent him from further choke episodes and help his esophagus to heal. Legend did swell up and abscess from Strangles this week, and now that the swollen lymph nodes are draining, he is starting to look more alert. We are still considering his condition to be guarded, but we are optimistic that he is a fighter and will pull through. He will require another month in quarantine, along with the pricey, highly recommended complete feed he requires to help him regain weight while his digestive tract and organs are not functioning well. We look forward to meeting this beautiful wild boy when he gets well and can come to the rescue.
* Not for Adoption. Sanctuary wild horse.
We are very happy to announce that a good friend of ours and a skilled horseman, has adopted Keeley!
Keeley now lives 3 miles away from us on 37 acres of beautiful grass and trees. She has 2 older mares as pasture mates to keep her company. Keeley will want for nothing and be asked to do nothing. She will get to spend her life as a sanctuary horse in peace. This wonderful situation for Keeley is an answered prayer. Thank you James, for giving Keeley a wonderful sanctuary home with you.
Keeley is turned out with our personal horses, in hopes of her gaining confidence and learning to trust by watching our friendly horses get loved on by us. It makes us so sad, thinking about how much abuse she must have endured, to be this mentally and emotionally damaged.
Keeley was bailed from Kaufman kill pen. Keeley had a newborn foal at her side who tragically died at the kill pen. Keeley came to us terrified of people, very depressed and quite sick. She would hang her head low and not eat. The saddest horse I have ever seen, we were afraid she might die from a broken heart (and not eating!). Between the depression and being very sick, her weight plummeted. It took four months before she was no longer terrified and ran to the corner of the paddock shaking, when we came into the paddock. This poor girl has been so traumatized, it hurts our hearts. A sparkle is now in her eye and she meets me at the gate nickering when it is time for grain. Keeley is not ready to be handled yet, she needs more time. She has the sweetest face and the kindest eye. In time, she will recover from whatever was done to her. Until then, we will let her just be a horse, and be as peaceful as possible.