On average the cost to care for one rescue is between $200 – $250 a month, barring no extreme medical issues are present. Your contribution will help us continue to help them. If you would like to make a monetary gift, you can do so below. Your generosity, no matter the size, will make a difference in the life of one of our beloved equine family members.
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CRICKET, 8 yr old dark bay QH Cross mare ~ Cricket has suffered incredible trauma in her short life. A pretty, sweet little horse with great ground manners. She is currently unridable due to past abuse, but she has great value as a pasture mate. She gets along well with other horses, is friendly with people, an easy keeper, and gorgeous.
FAITH, 15 yr old mare ~ Faith was malnourished and in need of a complete physical, vaccinations and farrier work. Through our joint effort with Florence Area Humane Society, she is now completely rehabilitated. Faith does have an issue with a tendon from a previous injury, so will likely be best as a light riding trail horse or a calm pasture mate. We are still evaluating her knowledge, but have found her to be incredibly sweet-tempered.
HONEY, 8yr old Arabian Cross mare ~ This sweet girl came to us emaciated and in need of multiple, extensive procedures to correct damage to her leg from being entangled in barbed wire fencing over a year ago. After many months of care and several surgeries, including a procedure to remove a bone spur (see image below), she conquered the infection that was originally preventing her from putting on weight and has blossomed into a beautiful and happy mare well on her way to recovery. The original wound is nearly healed, and she is learning to reuse the muscles in her leg. Thank you to everyone who generously contributed to funding her surgical procedures! Remember to visit our Facebook page, where we will continue to share her journey through rehabilitation.
HOPE, 10 Yr old 13.3 hh liver chestnut pinto grade pony ~ Mostly white with Medicine Hat marking. Hope has been working with a trainer while at the farm, who has provided the following the comments: "Very nice conformation with laid back shoulder and well-proportioned neck, body and hind quarters. Large, blue, intelligent eyes. Elegant frame and conformation make her well-suited for an equitation hunter mount or pleasure mount. Very sensitive mare and highly trainable. Needs a confident but kind intermediate-level rider to help build her trust and willingness to please. Very nice/smooth riding gaits.
Ground Training Stands quietly while being groomed, picks up feet when asked, fly sprays, bathes, stands quietly for tacking and untacking, bridling. Lunges in both directions and is voice trained. Long-lines at walk, trot and canter. Under Saddle Started under saddle mid-September. Currently ridden in a dressage saddle. Rides in a French loose-ring snaffle or Dr. Cook’s bitless bridle (prefers bitless). Walks and trots quietly under saddle, and halts with a strong seat and little rein pressure. She tends to pull down when asked to halt (possibly because she may have been started before and was used to heavy hands pulling her mouth). She is less inclined to pull down in the bitless. She has not once offered to buck, rear or bolt under saddle during her training. Learning to stand while mounting and unmounting. Has been voice trained, so will perform walk, trot, canter and whoa when asked verbally. Most work has been done in a round pen, but she has also been ridden in a larger arena. Will continue to build and refine her skills under saddle until she is adopted."
IVY, 23 yr old mare ~ Ivy came to us via surrender. She was on a dirt lot and being fed only straw. She lacked vaccinations, farrier care, dental care and proper nutrition. In spite of her unhealthy state, she had the sweetest mannerisms and the light we saw in her eyes was one of gratitude. Since her intake, she has been receiving enormous amounts of love and affection on the farm while progressing through her physical rehabilitation. Her transformation has been amazing!
JACKSON, 4 yr old gelding ~ Curious and intelligent, Jackson has come far in his training since his arrival at the farm. According to his trainer, "He stands tied quietly to be groomed. Accepts the saddle, [but] still nervous about it... Knows how to pick his rider up from the mounting block as we made a game of it and stands quietly to be mounted without walking off. He has a solid walk stop turn and knows whoa verbal, walk verbal, and clucking encouragement verbal. Last session we were building to the trot but had a few bucks; they were slow motion and at the walk when asked to trot, nothing that would throw a rider, [he is] just confused currently about moving fast with a rider. We will be working on trotting more in the next session. He has a smooth gait, lunges walk trot canter in round pen. Riding in open arena around pastured horses has also been done and he was quiet. He will make a excellent English pony prospect or western pleasure prospect. I think he would love to work cattle because of his playful personality also. He is 4 so playful and willing and likes to work. No bite kick or poor manners at this point."
SKYE, 20 year old gelding ~ This little guy has been a long time love of ours at the rescue. With a super fun size and loving attitude, Skye will stand for days to be loved on and groomed. A definite head turner and volunteer favorite.
Part of rescue involves making assessments of each animal to determine their likeliness to be adopted to a forever home. Occasionally our consensus is to provide that forever home to the horse at H.O.P.E. Acres. The horses that are offered a life-long stay are unique ones who need long term medical care, treatment of life threatening illness, a life of leisure due to age or inability to take a rider because of physical or medical limitations. This is part of our commitment to ensure those who have suffered neglect, abuse or tragedy in their lives never again find themselves in harms way, without the care that they need and deserve. There is never a guarantee upon intake that these beautiful souls will find a family capable or well-suited to provide this, so our decision to take a rescue includes that forever care when necessary.
Brandy & Whiskey
Brandy, 6 yr old paint mare, and Whiskey, 6 yr old chestnut gelding ~ These two adorable minis were brought in for neglect. They lacked Coggins vaccinations, months of farrier work, dental care and proper nutrition. Since their intake, they have been evaluated by the vet, had their hooves trimmed, and been put on a nutritional program. Whiskey, who was a stallion at intake, has also been gelded. These two are very sweet and personable, and are sure to be favorites on the farm.
SAGE, 27 yr old bay Mustang mare ~ This sweet girl has had a rough life and needed sufficient nutritional care and a place to retire. She came in severely emaciated, in need of vaccinations, farrier work, dental work and a worming regimen. Because of her physical abuse, Sage has had a hard time learning to trust again, however over time, she has allowed a select few into her life and these volunteers love and care for her immensely.
SHADOW, 30 yr old Tennessee Walker ~ Such a sweet older gentleman. Shadow loves to be groomed and pampered and is a volunteer favorite! A hitch in his shoulder prevents riding. He receives regular therapy stretches and exercise to keep his mobility up.
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