Breeze, a yearling filly, was pulled from a kill pen in Texas. She was not halter broke when we rescued her, leading us to believe that she was born in a pasture and then brought to the kill pen. We were told by volunteers, that she was quiet and sweet. Breeze has an umbilical hernia that we will have surgically repaired once the vet says that she is healthy enough to go through the procedure. Once she arrived at the quarantine barn, she came down with an upper respiratory infection and was placed on antibiotics. She has responded well to them and is no longer showing clinical signs. We have had her dewormed and she is gaining weight nicely. She will be seen by the vet next week to make sure that she is healthy enough to make the long trip to South Florida. We will be updating Breeze's bio as soon as she arrives. We are very anxious to get to know this sweet little girl!
BREEZE UPDATE 9/23/2020
Breeze has been doing great since being here at the rescue. When she first came to us she had no training what so ever. She is a smart horse who learns quickly. She had her hernia procedure done. About 10 days after the procedure, she had complications and had to be hospitalized on emergency for 5 days. Thankfully, she has made a full recovery and is 100%. Breeze looks like a totally different horse from when we saw her at the kill pen. Breeze is now 10 months old and healthy! She is a pleasure to be around and is going to make some lucky person an amazing family member.
BREEZE UPDATE - 3/25/21
This amazing filly is now a little over a year old! She is beautiful, smart, and keeps us laughing everyday! She is a Quarter grade (non-registered) and her coat is a beautiful grey color. Her teeth and hooves are perfect. All of her medical needs have been addressed.
She is halter broke, loads up, and her ground manners are coming along. Breeze needs to grow another year before working with her under saddle. She needs an experienced owner who will be able to continue her training.
She is READY to find her forever home! Please contact us with any questions.
She is so very special to the Rescue!
We found Walter in a kill pen in Tennessee and fell in love instantly. We don't know much about his history, but he went through an auction and was bought by the kill pen. He has obviously not been properly taken care of for a very long time. Once Walter was transported to the quarantine barn, we were told what a wonderful horse he truly is! Like most horses from the kill pens, Walter also came down with an upper respiratory infection. He is on antibiotics and getting better every day! He is a perfect gentleman and does whatever is asked of him. He has had his hooves done, his teeth floated and been dewormed. From what we were told, he is a Tennessee Walking horse, about 15 hands and about 15 years old. They did ride Walter and he is dead broke. The vet has said that once he gets the proper feed and hay he will be a wonderful horse! Walter will see the vet again next week to get his health certificate to be able to travel to South Florida. We are so excited to see this wonderful gelding transform into an amazing horse!
WALTER UPDATE! 3/25//21
This amazing gentleman has stolen our hearts! He is the sweetest boy, kind, and so grateful to be here.
Unfortunately Walter has a condition that has affected is rear pasterns and cannot ever be ridden again. It does not matter! He is a joy to be around. This guy LOVES to get bathed and groomed. He wants to hang out with people and other horses. Not a mean bone in his body!
Walter is up for adoption BUT only to a very special person who will appreciate his love. If you are interested, please contact us!
Meet our new big boy! He was pulled from a kill pen in Kansas. Like so many others, he was minutes away from being sent to slaughter. He is an 18 year old gelding who deserves a soft landing. He is being quarantined in Oklahoma. A few days after being there, they discovered he was blind in his right eye. He will be seen by the vet to determine what will be done for his eye. He’s a big boy standing about 15.3 hands. He is being cared for at an amazing facility. We will keep you updated and can’t wait to get him here and find his forever family.
BARNEY UPDATE 4/25/21
Barney has become such a beautiful guy. He is as sweet as can be. Our Veterinarian has discovered he is very lame in his hind legs. When he was showing signs of pain, the Vet confirmed he has severe arthritis and cannot ride or drive. He is up for adoption, but only to a special person who will treat him as a pet and give him all the love he deserves.
Meet Bandit! This was his first night at the rescue. This Paint/Appaloosa gelding is only 4 years old. He was so scared when he first arrived, but also so sweet. He is coming along, getting lots to eat, working on scary things like getting a bath. He was ridden and worked with during quarantine in Oklahoma. Once he gets settled in, we will see how he is under saddle.
BANDIT UPDATE 3/03/21
Bandit is ready to be adopted! He looks great and is getting better everyday.
He has been under saddle, but is very green. Only suggested for a rider who knows how to continue training and who will spend the time Bandit needs to make him an even better horse than he is now. He is a gorgeous Pintaloosa!
Jake is one special guy. He is a Belgian gelding raised by and worked for the Amish. He is about 20 years old. He stands about 20 hands! This gentle giant towers over even the tallest of humans!
Jake arrived in terrible condition. He could barely walk due to his feet being in such horrible shape. He had several abscesses in both front feet. His hooves were overgrown, underweight, he had colic. All of those problems and this guy was appreciative, kind, and gentle.
He is affectionately called "Li'l Jake!"
JAKE UPDATE 3/25/2021
Li'l Jake has come such a long way! His feet are improving! He ran across the field to Denise and Peter, the founders of the rescue, when they called for him! That was quite a victory! The poor guy did not move much because his foot pain was too severe.
Look at his handsome haircut! Jake had too much hair for the South Florida heat. He is slowly gaining weight, takes meds for the stress on his feet, teeth floated, and hooves will be worked on a regular basis.
Jake will live the rest of his life as a retired draft horse, basking in the sun, or shading in his custom built shelter, in his own paddock, nibbling on all the hay he wants. He gets lots of company from the other horses.
Denise is a part Arabian senior mare that was rescued in Oklahoma. She has a terrible wound on her right shoulder and very emaciated. She is in quarantine right now and we will be getting to Florida about 3 weeks. She is getting all the care she needs at a great facility in Texas.
Denise has been at Texas A & M Equine Hospital for two months now. Her wound is finally showing signs of healing and we are so excited. It has been a long journey for this sweet girl. We are so happy to know this journey is going to get better and better as she heals!
Baxter is a 17 year old TWH. We pulled him from a kill pen in Tennessee just a few hours before he was to be shipped.
We feel so lucky to have found this sweet, gentle guy. He will be able to be ridden once he puts on some weight and gets all the medical attention he needs. He just got his hooves trimmed while in quarantine.
Baxter is with us in Lake Worth, FL. He made the long trip after quarantine. He loved getting a bath! He is the sweetest boy ever.
The goal now is to get his weight back to normal. He is very thin.
Such a kind, gentle, soul. Stay tuned....
Baxter is doing wonderful and gaining weight. We had his teeth worked on and have come to find out that he is actually about 35 years old! This senior horse will spend the rest of his years with us.