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Joni + Charlie

Joni + Charlie

Since retiring two years ago, I had been volunteering and fostering at Days End Farm Horse Rescue. Like anyone reading this, I’d always loved horses, but hadn’t ridden in 45 years, and was happy just being around them and helping those in need.

Krislyn + Hidalgo

Krislyn + Hidalgo

Fast forward. Two years of blood, sweat and tears, I have an amazing barrel horse. Hidalgo is a ham for the camera and loves to do liberty and racing. He comes running and nickering when I call him and is in my pocket! He will take my phone out…

Kathy + Ruger

Kathy + Ruger

When I found him, he was not well cared for, but no one had ridden him in a long time. I walked right into the corral, slid the halter in and touched him all over. Led him around, then saddled and bridled him. I decided to hop on, and we rode around…

Heather + Kindle

Heather + Kindle

She was a rescue who had been waiting to be adopted for a long time, despite having several people very interested in her. She was green and needed a confident person to help her overcome her uncertainty. When I met this stunning little mare…

Karin + Lady Kona

Karin + Lady Kona

After my illness and during reinvention time a dream began to take shape. I really had no dream or hopes after my aneurysm at all. My biggest hope was to make it to the day and the night. So, all of a sudden there was this equine shaped idea…

Sharon + Susie + Della

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…