Category Archives: Horse Rescue

A Smooth Step in the Journey

Horses are inherently herd animals. When you go out West, for example, you’ll see large herds surviving on their own, but this has left many with a misconception about horses’...

Officer Barney: Always on Duty

It’s not often that a horse has had a million hands pet him throughout his lifetime, but for Officer Barney, a retired mounted police horse, that number is no exaggeration....

Beating the Odds

On August 19, 2015, when staff from Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR) first laid eyes on Quest, a tiny emaciated grey stallion, they were shocked. The pony’s curled feet...

Coping with Coronavirus

As the world navigates through the turmoil that COVID-19 has left in its path, many equestrian organizations are working to come up with solutions to maintain the care of their...

Not Just a One-Trick Pony

When Leigha Schrader first laid eyes on Slick, she felt sorry for the scrawny two-year-old colt. He was malnourished with a neck as skinny as a toothpick and infested with...

From Starvation to Show Ring

Kim Ellis lost her beloved mare in early 2016 after Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM) cut their partnership short. So, when she began searching for another horse later that year, it...

Battered, Burned and Bonded

I awoke Friday morning and just stared at the comments. I'd spent the previous evening in a state of distress; a state of overwhelming fear, sadness, and this sick sense...

Silent Heroes

Every once in a while we meet a truly remarkable person; a person with a special gift and the ability to carry it out. They are humble, self-deprecating, and like...

Letting Go of Mary Lou

Animals do not have the free will to pick their owners and pick their jobs. That is always decided for them. I like to think that in a perfect world...

Resurrecting the Wild Horses of Abaco

At one time or another, most horse-crazy adults can recall being inspired by the wild-maned protagonists of their favorite children's books: Black Beauty and Sham from King of the Wind; Flicka and...