Stories

Evelyn + Rex

Rex’s story with me begins in October of 2015. I follow Central Virginia Horse Rescue, diligently, on Facebook. Have for over 7 years. This particular day, I saw a post where they were involved in rescuing over 80 horses from a farm in Virginia. It was a huge undertaking…

Belle + Wiley

Wiley arrived at the school I work for with another 10 quarter horses from a trail riding company that shut down locally. As we assessed the horses to see if they would fit the needs of our riding program, I realized that Wiley would not. He was not a…

Belinda + Elahi

We knew that we wanted to adopt a rescue horse from the very beginning because there are just so many great horses out there that need rescuing. However, it seemed that no one had Arabians available for adoption. We even tried the local auction and…

Anna + Leda

In 2012 I was a working student at a local hunter/jumper and dressage barn. A new boarder had come in with a hot and sensitive OTTB mare named Leda. She had been off the track for some time and had transitioned into an eventing career with…

Amanda + Beauty

As I began getting my confidence in riding back after three strokes, I was looking for a horse who is sure-footed and could help me with my balance. In nursing school at the time, I knew I needed a laid-back horse who did not mind me not showing up every…

John + Manny

My girlfriend who has been riding for over 20 years took me to the Lorain County Fair, where I hung out with horses for the first time and was hooked! After that, I knew I wanted a horse, but I wanted a rescue. We found Manny on Facebook, and…

Joni + Charlie

Since retiring two years ago, I had been volunteering and fostering at Days End Farm Horse Rescue. Like anyone reading this, I’d always loved horses, but hadn’t ridden in 45 years, and was happy just being around them and helping those in need.

Krislyn + Hidalgo

Fast forward. Two years of blood, sweat and tears, I have an amazing barrel horse. Hidalgo is a ham for the camera and loves to do liberty and racing. He comes running and nickering when I call him and is in my pocket! He will take my phone out…

Kathy + Ruger

When I found him, he was not well cared for, but no one had ridden him in a long time. I walked right into the corral, slid the halter in and touched him all over. Led him around, then saddled and bridled him. I decided to hop on, and we rode around…

Heather + Kindle

She was a rescue who had been waiting to be adopted for a long time, despite having several people very interested in her. She was green and needed a confident person to help her overcome her uncertainty. When I met this stunning little mare…

Karin + Lady Kona

After my illness and during reinvention time a dream began to take shape. I really had no dream or hopes after my aneurysm at all. My biggest hope was to make it to the day and the night. So, all of a sudden there was this equine shaped idea…

Sharon + Susie + Della

The first few attempts were not successful. I was disappointed but I understood. Any horse owner is going to be guarded about the liability issues of allowing an inexperienced person (childhood riding lessons notwithstanding) handle their…

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