The Rescue Horses

Lucky - rescue horse

LUCKY

Sponsored by Nancy Colvin

Lucky has been with us for many years.

She had been trained to race, used as a broodmare, gone through an auction and lived in a field with cows.

Lucky tries her hardest in a variety of disciplines; placing in hunter, jumper and eventing shows. She was even adopted out for a couple of years but has now returned to the rescue.

The only issue Lucky has had has been chronic lymphangitis. She needs plenty of excercise and gets periodic care for her condition.

She also loves her name! In her free time she enjoys eating treats and teaching beginners how to ride.

CROWLEY

Fully sponsored by Nikki Elardo

Crowley is a 14 year old Friesian gelding that had an unfair shake in life. He was originally a loved “family member” and personal riding horse.

During a sale process Crowley was discovered to have a condition called corneal dystrophy. Some Friesians are genetically predisposed to this particular problem.

Affected horses have a progressive thinning of the cornea’s surface, which can lead to a things such as globe rupture and iris prolapse.

Fortunately, thanks to generous donors Crowley was able to have a corneal graft performed at Cornell. The surgery was a success and Crowley was able to keep his eye.

 

rescue horse Trooper

TROOPER

Trooper is a recent arrival.

Trooper had a severe breathing issue and was struggling for each breath.

Our vet thought he might need to be euthanized but suggested taking him to Cornell first.

The vets there found a surgically correctable problem and now Trooper
can breathe freely!

He is well on the road to recovery and is happily able to run and play with friends again!

 

winter

Winter got her name because she was born on the coldest day of the year. Her mom, Sahara, was rescued as a pregnant 4 year old with no home and nowhere to go.

Both of our vets thought she would probably be born late March/early April. Imagine our surprise when we went out to feed the horses February 16th, in minus 3 degree temps and found a small, still wet bundle of joy in Sahara’s stall!

Winter is currently beginning her training. She is a smart and willing student!

 

Ruby

Ruby is an older ranch pony. She came to the rescue to prevent her from going to auction.

Ruby was extremely underweight and had horrible dental problems.

Our equine dentist says with a few visits several months apart he should be able to get her mouth in reasonably good shape.

Her kind disposition and willing attitude have made Ruby a favorite in the barn!

OSCAR

At just two years old Oscar was sent to auction and ended up in a kill pen.

He was almost feral, very nervous about everything and didn’t even know how to lead.

Oscar has made some great progress but still has a long way to go. We hope he will come to completely trust people.

He arrived as an un-neutered colt. He has been gelded and is now safe to be turned out with mares. He is very happy to be able to be out with his “besties”, Gemma and Raven.

Oscar is in currently in training and is doing extremely well!

Cari - rescue pony

Cari

Cari was an unwanted yearling pony bound for a very unhappy ending.

When we heard about Cari we knew we had to rescue her.

She seemed to be a little worried about being handled and not sure what to expect from people but settled in nicely.

Cari loves treats. At first she didn’t know what they were but now she is familiar with carrots, apples, cookies and peppermints!

Cari is currently in training and doing very well.

Sahara - rescue horse

Sahara

Sahara was part of an unfortunate situation that left her; a beautiful, four year old pregnant mare, homeless. She hadn’t even been halter broke until just two weeks before we met her.

Despite her lack of handling or training she has one of the calmest, most pleasant dispositions we have ever encountered.

Her baby, Winter, was born February 16th and Sahara was a wonderful mother. She will soon be ready for training as a riding horse!

Sahara is doing well with her initial training and has now been started under saddle.

Trixie - rescue pony

Trixie

Trixie is in need of an experienced owner. She is a beautiful 15 year old bay quarter/pony mare.

She has been lightly shown in hunters, jumpers, dressage and eventing.

She is bold and assertive so she needs someone with horse experience. She can be ridden by an intermediate rider under a trainer’s supervision.

rescue pony Jelly

Jelly – FOSTERED

Jelly Is a beautiful bay pony mare that lost faith in people. We are working to slowly rebuild her trust.

It is going to be a long process but will be well worth the effort. Being out of her past environment is already having a calming effect.

She is currently being longed under saddle with the eventual goal of quiet, pleasant riding.

rescue pony Buttons

Buttons

Sponsored by Mary Moglia-Cannon

Buttons is an older pony whose owners no longer wanted him.

He is semi-retired here at the rescue.

He has a sweet disposition and is wonderful for pony rides and small beginner children.

Buttons loves being groomed, getting treats and grazing with his buddies.

His best friend is our other rescue pony, Zippers. They live together and share everything!

rescue pony Zippers

Zippers

 

Zippers came to the farm as a boarder. The person that brought him showed up for the first week and then we never saw her again!

He is currently being cared for by the rescue and is as cute as can be…and also somewhat naughty!

He and Buttons are inseparable. They truly are the “Dynamic Duo.”

Eclipse - rescue pony

Eclipse – ADOPTED

Eclipse is a sweet, brave pony mare that came from a horrific neglect situation.

She and another pony had been kept in a rusted out trailer with little food or water for months. Our veterinarian asked us if we could take them in.

Both were in very poor condition and the other pony was unable to overcome her trauma.

Eclipse is doing well, eating, healing and gaining weight. She still has a long road ahead of her but is doing great!

rescue horse Harley

Harley

Harley is an ex racehorse that found himself traveling from auction to auction until he ended up in a kill pen.

He is such a handsome, sweet boy that we couldn’t imagine how this happened. We pulled him from the lot and brought him to the rescue.

He rehabbed and went into training. During training he was adopted. After he was moved to a new facility he was moved several more times and then given away on Facebook.

Thankfully the adoption contract held up to legal scrutiny and we were able to have him returned to the rescue.

He was able to regain the weight and muscle he lost and is currently doing extremely well

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