Stories

Jordan + Peyote

I have been riding for five years now and I have been to multiple lesson barns. The latest one I went to had a horse named Peyote. He was being used by my trainer, but his actual owner also owned the barn. Peyote was used by many…

Barry + Cookie

As I turned 70, I decided it was time to get another horse and teach some youngsters the joy of horses. I looked for a bit before I came across Cookie (named because she’s so sweet). I found her in a lot with about 40 other horses and I…

Christy + Hope

When we decided it was time to get a horse that we could ride, I knew exactly what I wanted: a 14-hand gaited gelding, preferably a paint, anything but black. I searched and searched through local ads and online for the perfect horse. I…

Marie + J.R. Ewing

I went and visited the kill pen site after much prayer and wanting of that childhood dream. I saw J.R. and he kept coming up despite the number of horses on the site. I was afraid to take the plunge, but couldn’t bear the thought of him going…

Stacy + Emma

I couldn’t sleep that night thinking about the mare and her little baby – and the fact they might be separated the next day during the auction. I called the woman up and asked her to tell me what she knew about the mare. She said she didn’t know much, but…

Jessica + Zabarajad

My husband and I imported Zabarajad from Ireland in 2012. He is an extremely well-bred and well-built horse. By age two, he was famous and expectations in Ireland were very high. He raced in Ireland and Dubai. He did not perform as expected, and was deemed…

Brenda + Chase

Driving away from the house that day, I watched in my rearview mirror as he ran the fence line as far as he could go. Standing tall, ears pert, intent on trying to get my attention, hollering for me to come back. If only he could find a voice. I was heart sick as I left him…

Shannon + Beau

Beau was brought in to rescue in mid-July 2016 and came to the rescue barn where I volunteer. There was something “special” about him and we clicked quickly. Prior to rescue, Beau was a herd stallion running with his mares, foals and a few donkeys on 300 acres.

Cynthia + Cherie

My #RightHorse was dropped off on my property so that I could foster her…and I failed. Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society of Texas sent their volunteer Denise (and her husband), to bring me my first foster as a volunteer for Bluebonnet. When they unloaded her, she was…

Emma + Shadoh

When my pony was sold after being deemed “dangerous,” my heart was broken. After buying my old quarter horse, my family stumbled upon Shadoh, a timid, little Arabian. You never would have thought he would end up being mine if you had seen the tears…

Jessica + Sparkles

I grew up asking my parents for a pony every chance I got. I’d ride horses on every vacation we took and almost every toy I owned was a horse or something horse related. When I was 24 and stationed in Virginia to complete my training for the Navy, I took a…

Tifaine + Undigo

I remember every moment of the day I met Undigo six years ago. I was looking for a horse and I decided to adopt one. I drove 400 kilometers to see another horse – and there was Undigo. He followed me everywhere…