Stories

Ashley + Sky

Ashley + Sky

FOCUS agreed to give her back to me. Their help with Sky inspired me to get involved in another rescue that focuses on draft breeds. Sky was my six year old daughter’s birthday present. She is happily boarded not too far from us and I believe she is happier to be back with people she knows!

Jillian + Horace

Jillian + Horace

Horace’s adoption was a big event. Everyone at RVR was really happy for me and Horace. We had a potluck at RVR and 40 people came to see me promise to be Horace’s forever person and sign the adoption contract.

Mary Grace + Patch Parker

Mary Grace + Patch Parker

‘Patch Parker’ as I call him use to be a fine harness and park pleasure horse in the Southern states. He ended up in an auction pen in Kentucky before getting in a trailering accident that left his body with trauma. Thankfully the Saddlebred Legacy program was able to step in and save him.

Sanna + Ace + Dewey

Sanna + Ace + Dewey

One very warm August day two marvelous horses debarked a horse transport to stand in stalls in Houston, TX. Both horses loved working with our riders with disabilities. Each had favorites and our riders also had favorites.

Jennifer + Easter

Jennifer + Easter

Easter had a hard time finding his own place, and I so wanted to bring him home and keep him. But the timing still wasn’t right. He was enrolled in the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge. I was able to ride him, and then adopt him, at the competition.

Natascha + Lucy

Natascha + Lucy

I heard from my friend about “Days End Farm Horse Rescue” in Maryland and she mentioned they had gotten a few Arabians in so I went and checked them out. After I had a few visits it came down to my grey flea bitten Lucy.

Nicole + Tango

Nicole + Tango

When it came time to begin looking for a horse to call my own, I had enough experience in the horse world to understand exactly what I was looking for in a horse. Most importantly though, I knew I wanted to adopt a horse rather than buy one.

Sarah + Suede

Sarah + Suede

Suede was a huge blessing in my life and is a treasured member of my family, not just to me, but my daughter as well. She calls him mommy’s unicorn, and she loves when I let her take him for a spin. He has given me back my sense of self and has helped me reach the goals I had given up on.

Nancy + Traveler

Nancy + Traveler

Traveler is able to connect with our children with special needs through his own story. He is different than the rest of our herd, but the herd members accept him anyway. Our staff is able to talk about Traveler’s special needs and challenges with our participants and make connections with them.

Lindy + JoJo

Lindy + JoJo

JoJo is the right horse. And to think she would have taken the last trailer ride of her life, if it hadn’t been for Julie and her team doing what they do. I’m so thankful. Our barn is now full, and we are having fun camping, trail riding and making lots of memories.

Marissa + Nevero

Marissa + Nevero

We both felt like this was a sign from up above that Nevero was meant to be with me. I have used her in parades, drill team practice, trail rides and my “therapy” sessions when I’m having a bad day. Nevero has brought the joy of horses back to me that I thought I had lost.

Miranda + Blue Blue Sea

Miranda + Blue Blue Sea

Blue Blue Sea lived more than seven years after that diagnosis and brought me some of the best years of my life. People who have heard his story tell me that there seemed something akin to destiny to it all, that the two of us were meant to be together.