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Beautiful horse pictures and the stories behind them 

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It takes a great deal of resources for Habitat for Horses to maintain our primary mission of rescuing abused, abandoned and neglected horses then rehabilitating them to be adopted back out to loving homes. A few weeks ago we started a new fun campaign to raise money to keep our barn doors open -a horse photo contest. Each entry has not only a photo but a wonderful story to tell about their best equine friend. Donations made on the contest page are how you vote for your favorite picture. Make a donation today – you will be a Champion to the horses we rescue and help someone win a signed Charlie Daniel’s fiddle. We have 18 entries and just a month to go – our goal is to raise $5000. You can also still enter – for free.

Here are 9 entries with a link to vote for them – in random order – tomorrow we will feature more. Vote for your favorite picture. You can vote by clicking on the picture or on the link below the story.

Spirit
This is Spirit , i have talked about several times , She was never haltered until I haltered her when she was 6 yrs old………She is a stunningly beautiful Tennessee Walker, she saved me after the sudden death of my Husband , her and i were so lost till we found each other, she taught me how to live again………………….

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Bandit was rescued from starvation, taken into a program for whom I fostered him. After his rehab, that rescue group took him to an event where he misbehaved, so wanted to have him euthanized. I took him back and had his undescended testicle removed. He has become a loving and nurturing herd leader, even sharing his feed with them. The night before a herdmate was to be euthanized due to renal failure, Bandit physically held him up the entire night, holding his body against a fence. He is a magical little horse and very much loved.
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Gracie was rescued by an out of business Premarin farm in 2007. She arrived at Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary with 35 other Premarin mares and foals. Gracie is a beautiful Clydesdale cross. She graced us with her filly Jamie in the spring of 2008, the one and only birth I was blessed enough to actually witness. Jamie has been adopted, and is now living on 100 acres with two other horses.

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Buddy was my first horse and he is just incredible at 31. He “raised” my girls and is a most treasured member of my family. Reno is also a member of the family but, there is just something about your first horse.
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I met Loverboy at a BLM holding facility. He is a mustang, born free in WY, captured as a yearling and shuffled around the country, he was already a 2.5yr old 2-striker. When I met him, he ate grass from my hand and let me kiss his muzzle. I knew then he had a forever home with me. Using natural horsemanship methods, lots of love, and patience, we are now riding the trails and loving life. What a personality he is! Please adopt if you are able to give a loving forever home. Vote $ for HfH!
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Sierra is a Spotted Saddle mare that goes bit-less and barefoot these days, usually in an Australian saddle. She was fiery when I first got her. With lots of gentle natural horsemanship, today she is very calm. She shares a paddock with a Kentucky Mountain mare.
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Hi my name is Steve Stapp. Four years ago I arrived at Tidewell Hospice in Arcadia, Florida in an ambulance. My liver had failed, I was in a coma for 16 days and my family had been called twice to come say their final goodbyes. Folks, miracles do happen and I survived. I wondered why God had spared me and nearly everyone I asked said “because you haven’t done what you were sent here to do!” ​ I got involved in animal rescue because so many are abused, neglected and abandoned. Growing up in Texas I have always had an affinity for horses and I found an equine rescue near my new home away from hospice. I volunteered every chance I could. Two years ago a paint gelding was delivered by Animal Control. The horse had been tied behind a barn with no food or water and struck between the eyes with an ax. Some time later a neighbor found the horse emaciated and dehydrated but still alive and called for help. After a complete physical by a local veterinarian it was determined the blow to his head had detached both retinas and he was totally blind. I named him “Takoda” which is a Sioux word that means “a friend to everyone” and adopted him from the rescue. He has now joined me and my two rescue dogs Czar and Dodger.
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Benji came to me untrusting and scared. He had been badly abused by his previous owner. It took me weeks just to be able to get near him. I have learned more about respect and love than ever in my whole life.
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Rhiannon meets Levi.
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Habitat for Horses is a 501.c.3 nonprofit equine protection organization supported solely by donations. We have around 200 donkeys and horses under our care, plus one ornery, old mule. Most of them are here because law enforcement removed them from their previous owner. Our ability to rehabilitate and rehome them comes from the financial support of people like you. Please support us by making a donation for the horses we all serve. Click HERE to donate