I'M LUCKY is a Stakes-Placed winner of over $117,000 who was dumped as 16-year-old in a Kill Pen after serving many years as a Riding Horse. LOVED is a 2YO baby whose racing connections culled him for meat. Shirley Ford initiated this rescue when she stepped up with the initial bail money. Advocates followed her lead providing the funds necessary for Shipping, Vet, Farrier, and QT. LOVED was quickly adopted. He will grow up safe, cherished and appreciated under the watchful eye of our exceptional equestrian friend Filippa Boughton.
It takes an army of advocates to raise enough money and to simultaneously coordinate the logistics to save the life of a horse from the clutches of a Kill Broker. The timeline to 'bail' a horse once he or she is listed is less than 72-hours. The Thoroughbreds on this page are a few of the lucky ones for whom donations arrived just in time to save their lives.
ICWHATYOURLOOKINAT is a snuggly, love-bug. She raced 72 times, earned over $42,000, retired sound at age 7, and stepped into a career as a "Polo Pony". After doing all that was asked of her with mallets and balls afoot she was chukked for slaughter. Thanks to the Holiday sales of Real Horse Rescues Mugs, er redeemed her precious life. "IC" is a youthful 12, soon she headed to our adoptive partner Claire Affleck to begin graduating students from ponies to horses.
SECRET FOREST & PLEASANT PASTURES are our Miracle Mares ... These two seniors were shipped into a Kill Pen in PA after producing millions for the Racing Industry. The Courtneys', a prominent racing family and former connections of SECRET FOREST, stepped up with the initial bail money to redeem their lives. And an army of fierce advocates generously donated to provide for their sanctuary care. Both mares currently reside in a meadow with COMETTE DE FLEUR at Breezy Hill Farm Thurmont, Maryland.
COMETTE DE FLEUR is an elegant 21-year-old New York Bred who was raced, amished, and tossed for slaughter. Thanks to the kindness and generosity of our beloved friend Suzanne Weatherwax Bishop, "FLEUR" is now far from harm in a meadow at Breezy Hill Farm. In our Sanctuary program, FLEUR will be forever safe to enjoy the freedom she deserves, and the space she needs to reclaim her dignity and grace.
MI ARTIC was bred, born, raced, and dumped for slaughter in Oklahoma. Right up until she was abandoned in the Kill Pen she had been used a racetrack "Pony Horse". Thanks to the generosity of Cheryl Dewland, and an awesome Team of boots-on-the-ground rescuers in Oklahoma, this fine Thoroughbred mare was saved from suffering a violent death in a Mexican slaughterhouse. At 16, she will soon head to her forever home in Missouri where she will join Sherry Sons stable of lovingkindness.
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