Category Archives: Horse Rescue

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...

Loved ‘Til Their Last Day

This is a discussion of a very sensitive topic that elicits powerful emotions. Just stay with me 'til the end, it’s important. We’ll get through this together, I promise. We’ve...

For the Love of the Horse

I got the text message Monday afternoon. I had known about the neglect case for quite some time as my good friend Carrie Gilbert had been in the thick of...

A Second Chance for Mercy

Equestrian brand ambassadors are a dime a dozen these days. Swoon-worthy hundred-thousand dollar horses and their riders promoting everything from bits and boots to nasal strips and blankets. One thing...

Wyatt and Callie: A Rescue Story

The newspaper articles appealed to emotion. Two-year-old horses, 40 in all, had been collected and trucked 19 hours to a local rescue. They were the disposable offspring of Canadian PMU...