Rescue Success Stories

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

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 […]

brown rescue horse with his damn

Rescue Success Stories

Sherman The Tank

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 […]

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Charlie Finds Her Angel

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, […]

Off the track thoroughbred takes on cattle at western clinic

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Adopted Thoroughbreds Try Cattle Sorting

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 […]

Rescue Success Stories

Gabriel, the Blind Horse

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.

Rescue Success Stories

Salsa Dances to a New Beginning at Mountain Valley Horse Rescue

Although their ranch was full, Mountain Valley Horse Rescue knew this emaciated pair of horses in dire condition needed their help.

Rescue Success Stories

Abandoned foal in need of immediate rescue

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.

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The Rescue Horse, Ranger

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.

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The Doo-Wop Donkeys

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.

Rescue Success Stories

My only volunteer and best friend.

I had met Dianne a few years back, when we had rescued a mule. I had invited her to come check out the rescue. She came, I introduced her to everyone, it took her a while to get comfortable with all the residents. She came back nearly everyday and helped me clean pens, water, take care of the injured etc..

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