Comet came in skinny and lacking basic overall good health. They have struggled to adjust to their new life here, although I think they enjoy being friends with lots of horses. Comet was run on the track and had a back injury so he is not meant to be ridden. We don’t know what his pedigree name is, but we will soon have time to decipher his tattoo and check that out.
Catalyst is two years old and she has already had a life. We rescued her at three weeks old, scooping her up, putting her in the back seat of the truck and heading straight for Virginia Tech Vet hospital. She spent ten days there fighting pneumonia and other viruses. She was skin and bones but a real fighter.
Tom Pace, Megan Miller, and Madi Barker have written about us. Read about the adventures of Chester and Wendell at Horse Helpers in the new children’s book — Chester’s Barn: A Book about a Horse Rescue.
Artist Kathleen Kelley has graciously granted us permission to use her recent acrylic on canvas painting "Partners" for our latest t-shirt. This design is the perfect expression of the bond that is formed between one of our rescues and their new owner when they find their new home.
A concerned citizen brought Fiona to our attention and with the help of animal control we were able to acquire her. She had a foal by her side and was thin with numerous bleeding tumors around her teats, the largest about the size of a cantaloupe. Fiona Her owner told us she was regularly ridden and has a sweet temperament.
We were asked to take Cardi B because she had been living on her own with goats for about 10 years and her owner was aging and felt like Cardi wasn’t getting the attention she needed. She was right. Cardi B is a feisty little girl and its going to take some time to get her trusting people again.
We were asked to take Winnie because of her hooves; they were too long and as the owners understood it, they couldn’t be fixed. She loves to be loved. She’ll stand all day to let you rub her and pet her. Come meet Winnie, our sweet little pony.
Rocky is a Paso Fino surrendered to us by his owner in 2017. What seemed to be a pretty straightforward surrender of a healthy horse was actually more complicated. He looks great, but he just can’t carry a person's weight anymore and is looking for someone who needs a pasture buddy or a horse pet.
Rayn is a big question mark at the barn. She is a strawberry roan who is no longer skinny, the bites are healed and the rain rot gone. But we keep waiting for a huge growth spurt. Follow Rayn’s progress and when we have a better idea of what we are going to have with her, she will go up for adoption.
Chester is a three year old black and white miniature horse. He came to us because he had stringhalt in both back legs. He had a bad limp that made us all think of Chester from the TV show Gunsmoke, hence his name. But the name isn't as fitting now. Changing his nutrition and exercise has eliminated the stringhalt almost completely and he now walks with no noticeable catch.