Stories

Faith + Aerion

Faith + Aerion

Where do I even begin the story of me and Aerion? I received my first horse when I was nine years old. She was an old competitive mounted shooting quarter horse named Reba. Reba was my best friend for years until she was called up to greener pastures. I was devastated when she…

Kim + Cajun

Kim + Cajun

I had always had horses. I had a farm of my own for 14 years, but due to divorce I placed all of my horses and could no longer have any. I went around 10 years without one. Then I met Cajun. I was going through a rough time, as my daughter’s husband at the time was on his way…

Paula + Sparrow

Paula + Sparrow

My story begins when I moved to the US in 2014 coming from Brazil, my birth country. My husband was transferred and I had the opportunity to start anything that I wanted to do. I decided to do volunteer work and found Save the Horses (Horse Rescue Relief and Retirement). I…

Rae + Bug

Rae + Bug

I discovered Bug through a sale ad on Facebook and I instantly felt an attraction towards him. I had begun my horse search a month before, and he sounded just like who I was looking for. I vividly remember the day I first met Bug. He was cross tied and being groomed when I…

Heather + Hero

Heather + Hero

I wasn’t really ready to look for a horse when Hero chose me. I was out at the rescue to donate massage to another horse when he got my attention. He was leaning over the fence looking at me in a way that I just couldn’t ignore. All the horses at this rescue had been bound for…

DeEtte + River

DeEtte + River

My journey with River began when I was a toddler just coming out of diapers, some 47 years ago. There’s not a time that I can recall never loving horses. I was a typical tomboy, horse-crazy, farm girl who believed that God meant for me to be a horse. My first horse came…

Laura + Nick

Laura + Nick

I adopted Nick at three years old. He had been started as a team roper. His background is a little fuzzy, but I found out that he had roughly five owners before he came to me. It was immediately obvious that he hadn’t had the best start to life. He was incredibly head-shy…

Pamela + Stella

Pamela + Stella

Some say, the grass is always greener on the other side. Often times, this statement proves false, but for one little pony it could not have been closer to the truth. Stella’s start is still unclear. Somewhere along the road, this precious paint pony was dumped at an...

Maribeth + Tuff

Maribeth + Tuff

I'll never forget the phone call from my friend, "Hey someone dropped off a bunch of weanlings at the sale barn that are super sick and malnourished, will you help me pick one out?" The story goes that in the middle of the night someone dropped off 10 yearlings that...

Shawna + Lil Bit

Shawna + Lil Bit

Like so many people, horses piqued my curiosity and called to my soul. Yet, unlike my new network of horse-loving friends, my life had not lent itself to growing up around horses or riding. In 2008, I applied to be a barn volunteer at Colorado Horse Rescue (CHR) with...

Lauren + Eddie

Lauren + Eddie

I adopted my horse from New Vocations in 2014. I had recently retired my mare, who we bought for less than $3k when I was 10 years old, from the upper levels of Eventing. I was on the look out for my next partner. I wanted a horse with potential, athleticism, and a...

Jody + Jax + Fancy

Jody + Jax + Fancy

I adopted Jax from Rocky's Rescue and Rehabilitation in Maryland in December. He was three months old. I later adopted Jax's mom, Fancy. She required a special home due to having recurring uveitis. I can't say enough good things about these horses or the rescue. Have...