Stories

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…

Courtney + Tango

Within minutes of working with him, I knew he was my Right Horse. We brought him home that day. It has been four months now, and he has amazed us at how smart he is. We have gone to four shows and always places in the ribbons. Recently…

Brandi +Trixie

I really don’t know who saved who, but I am pretty sure Trixie saved me. If it were not for Julie Copper and Copper Horse Crusade, I would not have had the amazing opportunity to meet and work with Trixie. Trixie had a kind of “bossy” past, but that…

Shelley + Peanut

We adopted Peanut (formerly known as Java), a miniature horse. She fell in love with the moment she saw him! She began training him that day. She worked with him every day in the hopes that they would do well during their first show together.

Julie + Harry’s Hero

When I met Harry, I think she picked me. I walked into her field where she was with a few other ponies and donkeys, and she walked right up to me. I did not know it, but Harry had a tough time trusting people. She stole my heart, and I…

Sharon + Search

In July of 2016, I lost my baby thoroughbred to Potomac and was devastated. I had adopted him from Rerun and had such a great experience the first time. I had tremendous support from Lisa at Rerun after I lost him, and decided to look for…

Deborah + Puff

In September of 2015, a young mini horse named Cocoa arrived for auction at a barn in New Jersey, and it quickly became clear that nobody wanted her. According to Beech Brook Farm Equine Rescue, “Most folks do not realize that over 100,000…

Beth + Blackbird

All my girls have been retired for five or more years. Two years after relocating across the country (again) to the Pacific Northwest, I felt I was settled enough to start a casual search for my next trail partner. I hadn’t ridden at all except for short rides…

Kyle + Hershey + Andre

I knew in my heart rescue was for me. I saw a photo of a cute, young, black horse in southern Oregon. We drove 350 miles to see him. Upon arrival, Connie Willard from Project Spirit Horse Rescue said, “You should meet Hershey’s friend Andre.” They…

Amanda + Aurora

I adopted Aurora in June of 2017. The first horse that I had owned for 10 years had passed away in April and I was devastated. He had been my best friend, and had seen me through some of the hardest times of my life – then he was just gone.

Lydia + Joy

After only six months of riding lessons, I wanted a horse. I would not recommend this, however, because it made it easy for people to take advantage of me. I was tricked into getting a horse that had many issues. Although she has a…

Kim + Rogue

I found Rogue through my friend Katie who worked for Days End Farm Horse Rescue. I met a few horses when I when out, but instantly knew she was the one. It has taken a long time to establish the partnership Rogue and I have now, but…