Meet the Horses
Jenny
Written by Sylvie Leboeuf   
Sunday, 12 May 2013 19:53

Jenny is a 7 year old Standardbred.  RR had jenny for almost 2 1/2 years. Lisa fostered her for a while but she has been back at the Refuge after that. Jenny has arthritis in her front fetlocks because a vet injected her with a wrong acid which caused her racing career to halt immediately. Her owners called us in the middle of the night and asked if we would take her if not she was going to slaughter... With periodic pain relief she is doing really well and having a happy life.

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Jackson
Written by kristina   
Tuesday, 06 December 2011 21:23

Jackson is a buckskin pony. He is gorgeous! However very shy, non trusting of humans . He was purchased to be a childs riding pony, when they realized that he was difficult to train they tried to sell him and if all failed he would be sent to slaughter. Thank God RR was able to get him, this beautiful boy now lives in freedom with his equine friends . Jackson had more of a wild temperment and made it clear that he wanted to live free . Here he is loved and appreciated for who he is.

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Mowgli
Written by kristina   
Tuesday, 06 December 2011 21:14

Mowgli is an older Paint horse. He was suffering with severe breathing problems and his owner would no longer keep him. Thankfully he gave Refuge RR the opportunity to take him and give him a chance. After much great care and TLC Mowgli is doing really well .

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Shady - Sponsored
Written by kristina   
Tuesday, 06 December 2011 21:09

Shady - handsome 14 year old Arabian who is considered king by his pony friends. We were called to take poor Shady because he was bred to be beautiful , however his legs are too long for his body which did not make him perfect afterall according to some...If RR did not take him he would be sent to slaughter. Shady is very happy, lovable, beautiful and super popular . We just love him!

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June - Sponsored
Written by kristina   
Tuesday, 06 December 2011 21:01

Dear June is Michaella's mother. She also was destined for slaughter until rescued by RR .* See newsletter winter 2010 . Since then the extremely underweight June has gained much back  , however, we have discovered she has a heart condition.

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Michaella - Partially sponsored
Written by kristina   
Tuesday, 06 December 2011 20:57

Michaella is a 2 year old Standardbred saved from being on someones plate. * See newsletter winter 2010 . This beauty was very scared of humans but now she has learned that not all people will harm her.

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Commanche- Sponsored
Written by kristina   
Tuesday, 06 December 2011 20:51

Commanche is a 28 year old Palomino. He was brought to us by a woman who had to flee her house because of domestic violence. She did not want to leave her old horse behind for fear that he would be hurt. He was brought to us in the middle of the night and we then placed him in a foster home for a few years, he  eventually came back to the Refuge since his foster caregivers could no longer give him the extra care a aging horse needs.

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Red
Written by kristina   
Monday, 14 November 2011 08:27

28 year old Thoroughbred who is supposed to be a decendant of Seabiscuit. We took him in many years ago and was placed in a foster home, eventually they could no longer care for him and he came back to the Refuge. Keeping his weight on is a constant battle however even at the age of 28 he is a feisty boy.

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Kitty- Partially sponsored
Written by kristina   
Monday, 14 November 2011 08:21

Kitty is a 9 year old Percheron that was seized with 7 other Belgians from a bad situation where they were all starving, see our 2010 newsletter for more detail. He is majestic and so beautiful , he loves to carry things in his mouth like sticks, buckets etc....very playful.

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Sweet Valentine
Written by kristina   
Wednesday, 08 December 2010 09:22

Sweet Valentine lives up to her name.This curious friendly horse was kept in the most deplorable conditions.Her friends have been adopted  but she needs a sponsor , please consider supporting this beautiful sweet girl.She's a 6 year old Arabian . 

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Billy
Tuesday, 21 July 2009 19:27

Billy

13 year old Canadian gelding. Given up by his family.... He is the sweetest friend you could find....He loves attention and kisses.

 
Bailey- Sponsored
Tuesday, 21 July 2009 19:27

Bailey

24 year old Quarter Horse mare . She was extremely underweight when we seized her. Now fat & happy she loves her new friends.

 
Lulu
Tuesday, 21 July 2009 19:27

Lulu

8 yrs. She's a Standardbred mare. She was used as a racer, but being too slow she was then used as a broodmare. Baby after baby until the owner decided to ship her for meat to make room for a new racer.... She now lives in freedom with no expectations from her.

 
Yasmin
Tuesday, 21 July 2009 19:27

Yasmin

7 year old Standardbred mare..... another by-product of the now defunct racing industry in Quebec. She's a big girl.

 
Alaskan- Sponsored
Tuesday, 21 July 2009 19:27

Alaskan

12 year old Standardbred gelding. Spent the first years of his life racing until he injured his fetlock. After the damage he sustained he was no longer able to race. He then was passed from owner to owner ....then trained to be ridable, went from riding school to riding school, until he could no longer be riden. Here at RR, he's had time to rest and feels much better and happier.

 
Moe
Tuesday, 21 July 2009 19:27

larry

30 year old Clydesdale-Hackney gelding. He towers over everyone but is the most gentle giant you can find. His owner gave him and his brother up after owning them for 30 years.

 
Mumbai and Malawi
Tuesday, 21 July 2009 19:27

Mumbai
Moe

11 and 12 year old Standardbred mares. Sisters who look like twins and are inseparable. Black beauties they are ...They are just a couple of the thousands of Standardbreds that were given up due to the demise of the racing industry in Quebec... Lucky for them RR was able to save them.

 
Twilight- Fully sponsored
Tuesday, 21 July 2009 19:27

Twilight

1 year old. Standardbred colt. At 6 months old he was on the truck on his way to slaughter because he was blind in one eye. His owners felt he could not be raced. His mother had a genetic defect and all her babies were born blind and most of them were killed immediately. Twilight managed to fool them for 6 months.... smart guy... his abilities are astounding... he can hop any fence at a standstill.

 
Miley- Sponsored
Tuesday, 21 July 2009 19:27

Miley

beautiful 11 year old Thoroughbred that was on the truck being sent to slaughter when the refuge intervened and saved her.

 
Cinnamon
Tuesday, 21 July 2009 19:27

Cinnamon

17 year old Quarter Horse was starved at the hands of his drug addicted owners. Upon his arrival at the refuge he weighed approx. 700 lbs. Now his body is repaired but his soul still remains scared.

 
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