Abandoned Horse Earns Career at Horse Rescue

paint horses in pasture

Reading Time: 4 minutes A local community and A Home For Every Horse sponsors band together to regime abandoned horse. Spring of 2022, I received a phone call from an old college friend, Mattie Alewine, in dire need of finding a home for an abandoned horse. After posting the horse in a local community group on Facebook she had […]

5K Run Leads Woman’s Feet To Her Heart Horse(s)

Reading Time: 5 minutes Story written by Courtney Thompson, submitted by Hope’s Legacy Rescue History of Horses I started riding horses when I was just five years old. At age nine, I started asking my parents for a horse of my own. My dad, who grew up on a dairy farm, suggested we get cows instead when well-meaning friends […]


brown rescue horse with his damn

Reading Time: 4 minutes Story submitted by adopter Bebe Edwards Sherman was born at the Horse Protection Association of Florida (HPAF) farm. His mother Tequila and four other horses had been seized by the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office and then relinquished to Horse Protection the week before. Sherman was stout and tough from the start. He was named Sherman […]

Charlie Finds Her Angel

Reading Time: 4 minutes Story submitted by Elyse Marriner. I never planned on owning a horse, but the little fiery red mare had a heart full of passion and curiosity. I was drawn to Charlie like a magnet.  Every time I showed up for a lesson and was assigned a different horse to ride, I felt bitter disappointment welling […]

Adopted OTTBs Try Cattle Sorting

Off the track thoroughbred takes on cattle at western clinic

Reading Time: 5 minutes Story submitted by Chelsey Burris Off-track Thoroughbreds are versatile. While they are becoming highly sought-after partners in many English disciplines, they are also becoming increasingly popular in Western sports. On May 8, three Friends of Ferdinand Inc. (FFI) graduates and one adoptable horse—Bisque, Is He Proud, Vindication Ally and Soy Sauce—attended an intro to cattle […]

Gabriel, the Blind Horse

Reading Time: 2 minutes Gabriels story is sadly full of abuse and abandonment but not to fear, that is not his entire story. Spoiler alert! The story ends with him thriving in his forever home.


Reading Time: 2 minutes One of our favorite stories to share is Rascal’s story. We received a call about a foal in need of help. Her mom had scaled a six-foot paddock fence, leaving the hours old filly alone. She was five hours away. We jumped in the truck to meet mid-way.


Reading Time: 2 minutes Ranger came to our Sanctuary right before Thanksgiving of 2020. Our vet diagnosed him with high ringbone and started him on pain medications. His neck and shoulders were very sensitive to touch, and he was reluctant to let us anywhere near his head. The human in us wanted to hug him and stroke his big, beautiful face, but we knew that wouldn’t be well received.

The Doo-Wop Donkeys

Reading Time: 3 minutes We instantly agreed when asked to rescue donkeys on their way to an unfortunate future. We don’t exactly know how this unlucky band of five mamas and their babies were rounded up and headed off but we were given the opportunity to give them a better future with little time left on the clock.