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Kyle + Hershey + Andre

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

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

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

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…

Jordan + Peyote

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

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

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…

The New Vocations Pony Club Challenge

The New Vocations Pony Club Challenge

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is pleased to partner with The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. to launch an educational challenge designed to give Pony Club members an opportunity to adopt retired racehorses.