Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Dee + Chief

Clegg's Playboy belonged to a family friend, Betty, for over 20 years. She had a plan to have him move to my farm if anything happened to her. Don't worry, Betty is fine, but she did move to an assisted living apartment complex. As planned, Playboy moved here. He's 35...

Shera + Story

I went to a rescue looking for a riding horse. I fell in love with a 10-day-old filly whose mother was rescued from the Indian reservation slaughter pipeline. I had never raised a foal, much less trained one. She is the light of my life and was such an easy baby to...

Olivia + Storm

In the summer of 2014, I adopted my heart horse Storm from a retirement foundation in NJ. Storm is a retired racehorse who has changed my life for the better. When I adopted him, I was suffering from really bad anxiety and my family was going through a hard time. I...

Lacey + Hana

It felt like there was an empty, horse-shaped hole in my life. I began to casually search for miniature horses to adopt. I had a visit lined up to go out of state to visit a rescue when my friend shared a Facebook post from a nearby rescue (Horse Shoe Equine Rescue in...