Stories

Dani + Keili

I met Keili almost a year ago. She was very emotionally distant, unhealthy and had serious trust issues. We don't know a lot about Keili's back story, but we suspect she was abused because of her body language and fear of being touched around her face and ears. It...

Monica + Ghost

My daughter had been riding horses at a lesson barn for two years when we decided to purchase her a horse. We looked for the longest time. When we thought we had found the right one, the vet did not clear it during the pre-purchase exam due to some tendon issues – so...

Alison + Parmour

My mom and I were called in on eight abandoned horses, and since my mother is a humane law enforcement officer for animals, we were told we had to figure out who the owners were or where they came from before they were abandoned. So we did just that – except for one...

Theresa + Windy

I am 15 years of age. I started riding when I was six and had always wanted my own horse. I am an English rider, but will sometimes play around in Western as well. I absolutely love dressage and jumping as they are what I do most. When I first met Windy she didn't...

Danielle + The Mare

I am a first-year veterinary student at Purdue University. I completed my undergraduate degree in equine pre-veterinary sciences and biochemistry at Otterbein University in central Ohio last spring. I have been riding since I was eight, at a barn in northeast Ohio...

Jennifer + Gelano

I first fostered a horse for a rescue in 1999, and have fostered countless horses since then. Some came to me short-term as a stop over until a longer term foster home could be located, and I've had some for over a year. I've fallen in love with several horses, and I...

Sandy + Silver

Around 2001, we began researching horse rescues in Texas, not finding many with good websites or images. These were the days before Petfinder and Facebook existed. Back then it was word-of-mouth and telephone calls combined with emailed photos and thoughtful...

Pat + Freedom

I bought my first horse at 49 from a friend. She was an OTTB and was 16. What I did not realize was how stressed out she was about life... and me. I engaged a natural horse trainer who called me after evaluating her and asked how much I loved her. The trainer told me...

Catherine + Sparkle + Freedom

Last year, my husband and I purchased some land and began our hobby farm. Because of our adoptive hearts, we have always rescued our animals. Even the dog that I had before we were married was adopted from the shelter. It was no different once we started our life as a...

Jane + Dak

My story involves the adoption of one of my horses. Working as an RN and knowing the animal sacrifices made in the medical field, I wanted to give back to them. It was time to look for another horse and I wanted it to be a rescue. I saw an article in an ASPCA magazine...

Kiowa + Geronimo

I didn't intend to adopt a horse at all. I was trying to build a new life in a different state, with a new job and a different outlook on my future. When I started working at Days End, I told myself not to fall in love with any of the horses. I wanted to be more...

Colleen + Cricket

I took up horseback riding when I was 17, and learned to ride with the help of my friends and their various mounts. I rode all throughout college and it became a huge part of my life. When I accepted a job that required moving to Connecticut from Maryland, I knew I...