Though we did not have the intention of bringing another Grayson Highlands auction pony home, Cat was just too sick to leave on the mountain. After discussing her case with our vet, we decided it would be best to bring her straight to a fully equipped veterinary hospital.
Guinness came to us in the spring as an owner surrender. He is a gorgeous Rocky Mountain with nice gaits. Guinness was put under saddle by a trainer at a show barn for gaited horses. It appears that his training was very rough. He came in sweet and willing but hot and reactive.
Aegon was abandoned in someone’s field. Luckily that person was willing to feed and care for him for three years but it has become too hard and we were asked to pick him up. We are still learning about Aegon, he is a beautiful Appaloosa gelding with a dominant but nice personality.
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.
Grace is an off the track thoroughbred, although she was never raced. She is almost 8 years old and a beautiful dapple gray at about 16 hh. Grace was retrained as a lesson horse, she showed and jumped. So her skills are exceptional. And she is not your typical thoroughbred. She’s calm, friendly, and so far seems pretty unflappable. .
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.