Liberty is a 24 year old paint mare who’s owner was in a desperate
financial situation. The owner of the boarding facility agreed to foster
her and she gets to stay with her friends and get all the love, attention and great care she’s had for many years. We agreed to take her, as she was no longer rideable due to navicular issues with her front feet. She needs special trimming and horse tennis shoes to keep her comfortable. Her monthly expenses are $365. She needs also needs a nice warm waterproof blanket in the winter. She is very sweet and she is one of the lucky ones who had a safety net.
Cowboy- The approximately ten year old bay roan truly wild mustang. He was rounded up by helicopter on the plains of California with his whole family. The family was then separated; the Colts and Stallions were put into chutes and castrated. The rest of his family, were sadly, never again to be seen by this extremely gentle and petrified soul. After six months of being held at the BLM facility, he was “adopted” by a man who wanted to “break” him. He was then loaded up into a big trailer crowded with many other horses and driven to California to be part of a horse whisperer project. In the trailer he was kicked so badly his knee looked as if it were broken, as he could hardly walk on it. The order was to shoot him, as he was unusable. A dear friend of the sanctuary heard of this and drove directly to the ranch and picked him up. He is now part of the small herd at the sanctuary. His knee had healed but his deeply injured soul might never recover. We have made the decision to allow him to remain wild. He is fat, happy and feels at home in his special corral at night and then he is free to roam all day and choose which areas they will pick next to test the grass. Our hopes for him are to get him to a large wild horse sanctuary where we can fulfill our promise to him that someday, he will be wild again. Tammy has been working with him and has gotten him to trust her. She can halter him, lead him and pick up his feet. We are working on “pinching” his neck to prepare him for his Coggins test. We are very excited for him and his future. His monthly costs are $250.00.
Dimitri- a 23-year-old beautiful Arabian, who is very well bred and was sold to a lady down the street from the sanctuary. After many years they lost interest in the horse and the horse was neglected. When they sold their house, he was in danger of ending up in the wrong hands and we agreed to take him. We have started Dimitri back under saddle and he is doing very well. He gets extremely fearful when he is out of his secure comfort area, but he is learning quickly to be calmer.
Dimitri’s monthly expenses are $300 and he is up for adoption.
Song is a 23 year old registered show horse. His owner had
been diagnosed with some serious health issues and consequently had money problems as well. She loved him very much and wanted to be sure he would always be safe and
loved, so we agreed to take him.
He is a very sweet and beautiful boy who gets along very well
with the other horses and is a joy to be around for his caretakers. We are hoping once he gets settled, he will be a star for our education and Horse Angels programs. His monthly costs are $350.
Gem has had a wonderful and very traumatic life all at the same time. He was owned by a lady that loved him very much, but was attacked by a vicious man. The man took a knife and cut his chest muscles so deep he almost bled to death. Fortunately, the owner caught it in time and spent thousands of dollars in surgery to save him. She sadly died of cancer. He is currently going blind in one eye, so he is unrideable. His food costs are $350.00 a month.
Jordan is a 11-year-old brown Thoroughbred gelding. He had raced in California, and owned by a movie star. We have no idea what happened to him after that time but last year, we pulled him out of a terrible situation where he had been starved and was also knee-deep in mud for a very long time. Jordan has special shoes and is on an anti-inflammatory medication to manage the pain in his legs.
Jordan’s expenses are $375 a month.
Kisu is a 22 year old Missouri Foxtrotter mare. Her owner had chronic financial problems and Kisu was in pretty bad shape when we first got her. She was about 400 pounds underweight. With lots of careful refeeding, supplements and lots of small meals per day she is now our beautiful Unicorn. Her monthly expenses are around $300.
Romeo is a 22 year old who is the sweetest boy and we welcome him with open arms. His monthly expenses are $325. He needs special pain medication for his arthritic neck and shoulder.
Calzada is a 22 year old Thoroughbred mare who is just about one of the sweetest souls we have ever met. She was also owned by the same man who owned Bodie Girl, who sadly passed away.
Calzada is beautiful, smart, kind, sweet and willing to do just about
anything that is asked of her. She also had a racetrack injury and was
retired to become Bodies mother. We just can’t say enough about this
fabulous horse, she is a gem inside and out! Her monthly costs are $450as she needs special supplements to keep her comfortable.
Bodie Girl is a 12 year old Thoroughbred mare who was owned by a dear friend and supporter of the Sanctuary. He became very ill with Parkinson’s disease and passed away. He wanted to make sure his most
precious mares were safe and loved for the rest of their lives and left
them to us in his will.
Bodie had an impressive race track record but after an injury she was
retired. Bodie is a big girl with a big personality and we are finding her
soft spots and she is turning into a very nice girl. She is the daughter of
Calzada. Her monthly costs are $350