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Oldest equine at Horses’ Haven rescue dies at 42

December 26th, 2014 (3)
Forty-two year is quite a long life for a horse. The oldest on record is of course Old Billy, a 19th century horse that is said to have lived to the unheard of age of 61. Shayne, a handsome ...

Priests Bless Horses on St. Stephen’s Day

December 26th, 2014 (1)
Here in the United States many churches bless all sorts of animals on the saint day for Saint Francis of Assissi. A church in Connecticut would even have locals bring their work horses to church to be blessed on ...

A Final Ride: 93-year-old back in the saddle one last time

December 26th, 2014 (2)
Horse lovers everywhere understand Eleanor Killerlain’s wish – to be in the saddle just one more time. It is so sweet that the people who love her, helped her make it happen. ~ HfH From: Oregon Observer By: Brianne ...

Horse Rescue Operators Share Christmas Wish Lists

December 25th, 2014 Comments Off
Habitat for Horse’s President, Jerry Finch, shares with The Horse our Christmas Wish List. It maybe Christmas Day, but its never too late to give a gift! ~ HfH The Horse The holiday season is prime time for supporting ...

Merry Christmas…and just maybe an even Happier New Year

December 25th, 2014 (8)
Christmas Day, 2014. It’s a quiet, peaceful day, a day that leads to reflection, and perhaps a bit of introspection. Things are far different than they were 12 months ago. Horses have come and gone, investigations completed, trips to ...

Spreading a little Christmas cheer with his horses and a wave

December 24th, 2014 Comments Off
It is always wonderful to see people keeping up the spirit of the holidays. Haflingers are wonderful horses – its great to see them showcased in such a wonderful way. ~ HfH From: The Recorder By: Anita Fritz GREENFIELD ...

Merry Christmas, Tumbler

December 24th, 2014 (2)
Tumbler came to Habitat for Horses two years ago, just a couple of weeks shy of Christmas. A seven year old stallion, he was found underweight and in need of TLC. Tumbler spent the next year gaining his weight ...

Good Horse Keeping and Other Advice From Equine Rescuers

December 24th, 2014 Comments Off
Jerry Finch, President and Founder of Habitat for Horses, appears in this morning’s article in The Horse – a well known equine health care guide website. Who better to ask how to keep a horse healthy? ~ HfH From: ...

World War One at Home: Jimmy – the war donkey?

December 23rd, 2014 (1)
Whether or no Jimmy was a war donkey, he did a great deal of good in his life. A wonderful story about an exceptional donkey. ~ HfH From: BBC The tale goes that Jimmy the donkey was born in ...

Christmas Horses!

December 23rd, 2014 Comments Off
It’s the Holiday Season! Just a couple of more days before Santa arrives with all his goodies in tow. Our staff and volunteers are as busy as Santa’s elves. There are several new arrivals – horses and donkeys rescued ...