By committing monthly to $50, you help your horse enormously. That amount will buy two bags of senior feed; or approximately two bales of hay, or other necessities; and it will insure that your horse will not have to work one day a week just to provide food for itself.
* A personalized certificate of sponsorship with your horse's picture and your name.
* An introductory visit with your horse getting to know him or her, brushing, learning about them and their quirks and how to work with them. Ask us anything about them! This is YOUR time with your horse! (Approximately one hour.)
* A monthly update about everything your horse is doing, including pictures.
If you can't commit to a monthly sponsorship, consider purchasing much needed supplies! The horses need so many supplements, such as MSM or Cosequin for joint support, Bute or Banamine for emergency pain management, Equiox for daily arthritis pain management, Biotin for hoof support, and more.
You can buy a bale of hay or a bag of grain! Or buy shavings! Every thing helps.
Haddasha (named after "Queen Esther") was given to us by Dana, to use as long as we need and want her, when our beloved Cheyenne passed away. She is an Arab, and as gentle and willing as can be. She likes being in the middle of everything, and loves the attention. She is 24 years old. We love her, and look forward to her being here for many, many years.
Haddasha has "Kissing Spine", which means that her vertebrae are "kissing" on her back, from her back starting to sag and sway. We use a Pro Six therapeutic band on her and she has exercises that strengthen her muscles to keep her healthy and functioning.
Mae is 25 years old, and as solid and sensible as they come. She is a veteran trail horse, no nonsense, point and go kind of girl. She doesn't love crowds and can do without all the lovey dovey smoochie fuss, but she is all business and safety. She loves trails and will build your confidence! Denise and Phil were her family for 15 years, and Mae helped Denise ride again after Deniise was in a terrible horse accident. They got Mae to help her and Mae was their family. It was hard to let her go to us, but they knew she would have a light job here and would be happy having a job since they no longer ride.
She came to us almost by accident , because we were heading to Oregon to pick up a different horse, which didn't work out because that horse needed a different life. However, the trailer was loaded and we were ready to go, so Mae fell into our laps just as we were heading out. The timing was perfect!
Mae is now retired here, but can be ridden very lightly, very little, as she says is ok. She is still accepting gifts of carrots though!
Dillon is a 24 year old former ranch horse who was in the kill pen on his way to slaughter when an anonymous person paid for him and nine other senior horses with him to be released to a horse rescue. That horse rescue sent those horses to Jenna in Spokane Valley, to quarantine and get some weight on.
When our beloved BeeGee passed away, we decided we could give his stall to another senior horse who needed a home. The rescue recommended Dillon and Steve to us, based on what they had observed over the month they had them. We met both Dillon and Steve, and loved them both, but Steve had a lot of arthritis and we didn't want to ask him to do the job he would have to do here. (Steve later was adopted by a soldier with PTSD who lost his leg in Afganistan, and his three children. A perfect home with an important job.)
Dillon would not get in the trailer until he rested his face on Jenna's forehead for several minutes. He was saying "Thankyou."
You will never meet a horse who is more grateful, and who tries so hard to know what you want of him. We are so thankful for him.
Huey belongs to Taylor, who grew up with him. Taylor brought him to our barn when Covid shut down the schools, and her friends were taking care of horses here, and she wanted to ride with them. He came for the weekend in March 2019, and has been here ever since! Huey is playful and a big clown, and loves people. We care lease Huey, and love having him here, along with Taylor.
DJ (registered name "Zippos Diamond Jim") came to us from a loving family who moved to Texas. DJ is 27 years old and would not have been able to travel so far to a new home. He LOVES people and smoochies and treats, and is a very easy going fellow. He knows his job is to just go and stop and love his people, which he is very good at. He has soft tender feet, nosebleeds, allergies, and can only eat mash, not hay. So of course he fits in perfectly and we are so thankful to have him here with us. Thank you Stephanie and Lilly for trusting us with your boy.
Happy Jack is a 23 year old Quarter Horse/ Thoroughbred who came to us from Julie, who rescued him when he was dumped at a boarding stable. His previous owner abandoned him, and she took over his care. The barn where he was dumped didn't want him there , so she moved him to a different barn, where he was for two years. However, she had two other horses and maintaining Happy Jack was financially out of reach. She found us and a match was made! She saved his life and we are so grateful for her.
Happy Jack is into everything! He has to have a hoof in everything. He is playful, goofy, gets bored easily. He fits in very well.
Cracker Jack is a pony or a miniature horse/pony combination, we're not sure exactly. We found him living in a chicken coop in Seattle, with a well meaning family who had purchased him for a cowboy themed birthday party for their kids, with the intention of selling him the next day. He was in pretty poor shape, although to be fair to the family who had him, he did not get that way in the short amount of time he was there. It took months to get him healthy again, and two visits to a dental specialist. He had a shattered jaw which healed improperly, and numerous teeth that had broken into sharp, cutting picks, which cut his mouth every bite he took. We thought Cracker was about 30 + years old, based on his teeth, but it turns out that when his jaw was shattered, the teeth grew in to fill the gaps, so there is no way to tell how old his is. The vet jokes that he is old enough to have voted for Kennedy! Cracker Jack is such a pleasant, happy boy, and a favorite. He loves to snuggle into you, and loves attention. He makes a wonderful dragon w and loves his job when we play dressup, making children happy. He is so willing, cheerful and happy, and we are so grateful for him. He's just a wonderful boy.
Toby passed away on September 20th due to his tongue atrophying from injuring it by eating a tree branch. After 5 months of aggressive veterinary care, he could no longer swallow: could not eat or drink.
He will be missed terribly and our hearts are broken.
We appreciate any help with his vet bills at all, and will leave his biography here in the hopes that people can see it and contribute if they like.
Toby was 15 year old Belgium /Hackney cross with the personality of a playful tugboat. He was very committed to eating. He weighed in at 1640 lbs, which is just right because he was 3/4 Draft Horse. Toby was a favorite out here and the best easy going fella around.
Toby stabbed his tongue somehow, probably eating a tree branch. It was a long journey for him to heal, and his tongue muscle atrophied and deteriorated. He could not swallow very well, and had to eat mash only, not hay. He COULD NOT have treats of any kind because they got stuck in the hole that was healing. Needless to say, Toby was not happy with that at all. (Did we mentioned eating was his favorite thing?) In spite of everything, Toby continued to beat the odds and was able to slurp mash enough to fight, until he couldn't. His second favorite thing was attention and smoochies ( especially if there was a carrot involved).
Gus is a 28 year old Belgium/ Quarter Horse cross. He was owned by Martin for a long time, then he lived with April, who owned Honey also and who sold Honey to us. Then April gave him to Jim and Jeri, and when Jim and Jeri got out of horses they wanted him to go to a good home where he would be loved and given a nice job. April remembered us and a match was made, and Gus and Honey were reunited! Gus is a quiet soul, who loves people and attention, trail rides and carrot, and will listen to your heart and keep your secrets.
Kiki is a 25 year old Arabian here on care lease from Mickey and Rob. She was a lesson horse extraordinaire for them; and they thought she would like it here with all the attention and love the kids have to offer. She is here as long as she likes!
Pepper is our only boarded horse out here. Her owner is a mental healthcare therapist, and she says that Pepper is her (and her family's) therapist . Pepper is this , and more , for other people also who just want to brush and love a horse. She is amazing for people in crisis. She has a sense and a way of making the day a little better.
Harriet on the parallel bars!