Rebecca and Naysa

Here at Habitat for Horses we are in the business of saving abused and abandoned horses. We take in horses with broken bodies and broken spirits – we work hard to make them whole. We would like to share one of those stories with you. A warning – Some of the scenes maybe difficult to view but the ending is well worth it. The video is best viewed in full screen mode.

This is the story of Naysa:

Naysa - Now

Naysa – Now

Update June 2013:

Currently Naysa is living at a special needs foster home. She has formed close relationships with the other horses in her herd, especially a big paint gelding named Cochise, they are inseparable. She is free to be a horse and is not expected to perform in any way. We feel she has done her duty to mankind and just wish mankind had been as considerate to her. She loves her human but is leery of those unfamiliar to her. She is nice and round and as you can see her face has healed well as has her body. Her spirit has recovered but she remembers …

Cochise and Naysa June 2013

Thank you for watching her video story and reading her update


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  • MorganG

    Jerry thank you for the update on Naysa. Gotta say when I saw her name in the blog post title my heart caught a little for a moment. Very happy to see that she is living the good life that she deserves and has made good friends. Bless her heart.

    June 29, 2013
  • mary Gardner

    This is a wonderful heart warming story {not a story} real life. She must have thought all the world was like this but thank God there are people who are good and caring. I’m sure there are horses today, right now, being hurt with all cruel ways we can understand.
    Thank God there are good people that want to help the poor horses !

    June 29, 2013
  • Margo Nielsen

    I always wondered what happened to this horse. Glad to know that she recovered!

    June 29, 2013
  • Daryl

    Naysa has been to hell and back, may she always have loving hands on her from here on out of her life. She healed so nicely, with the love and care she got from you all. What happened to the ones who did the to her? Did they walk too? I can not believe what people do to animals! Bully’s ? I hope they threw the book at them?

    June 29, 2013
  • I can not understand how people can be so cruel, uncaring and inhumane to any living creature especially a beautiful horse. So glad this little girl is doing better and will live out her life in a pleasant surroundings with people that appreciate one of Gods greatest gifts to mankind.

    June 29, 2013
  • Ethel

    God bless that miserable soul that caused this pain for an innocent soul so that realizing his or her mistake will beg for repentence! If you want to show a video the pace has to be slow enough to read what you have written!

    June 29, 2013
  • Ethel

    When did I miss the opening of three slaughter house in the USA? what an atrocity!

    June 29, 2013
  • My heart caught a little too, Morgan. This story changed my life after I saw it so many years ago. It does my heart good, to know that Naysa is healing and just gets to be a horse <3

    June 29, 2013
  • Sue

    This guy needs barbed wire around HIS face and made to walk as far as this mare did. What is wrong with “humanity?” ????

    The local rescue where I got one of my QHs just recued a pony mare, whose owner simply did not feed her. She was so bad when rescued, she could not stand. She is making progress.

    June 29, 2013
  • I’m with you my heart did a flip flop…I remember her so well…what a horrible thing that happened to her….I’m so glad she is doing so well…yes Bless her heart…thanks for the update….

    June 29, 2013
  • Nancy Albin

    thank you guys for helping these horses live

    June 29, 2013
  • the person should be strung up. it toar my heart out to see her. now a judge should see it. and every paper in the world. radio stations and tv also. thanks.

    June 29, 2013
  • sherriey

    Thanks for telling us about this beautiful sweet soul. like ‘MORGANG’ my heart too caught a little when i saw her name…b/c i remember her very well. she introduced me to HfH’s….but i wish i could have been introduced in a better way.
    i followed her story when you guys first rescued her. it broke my heart to think of the hell she went thru. i cried my heart out for her…and wished i lived down there just so i could try to help her heal…anyway i could. i asked…”how could a human being do this to one of the most docile and sweetest of God’s critters??? WHY?!” i tried to keep up with her progress until she went to a foster home. from time to time i’d e-mail and ask about her. she will forever be in my heart as HfH will be for rescuing her and giving her the love and kindness she deserves. i feel no other organization would have been better for her life and future then you guys…and thats why i give a donation to you each month….small, but the best i can do…in the name of ‘Naysa’. she will forever have my heart…thank -you for loving her and giving her a second chance of a kinder life.
    and….thanks for all you do for the many others you rescue everyday.
    God bless you, Jerry…and your wonderful caretakers.
    please post about her from time to time…she has a few fans, ya know.

    June 29, 2013
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  • Amy Miller

    I am so glad that someone helped this poor soul while she lay dying. She gets to live and see that life is great and that people do care. Thanks for these updates. THis story was really hard to read especially since it really did happen.

    Thank you, Jerry, for all you do to help make a difference on so many horses lives.

    June 30, 2013
  • Cheryl

    this story touched me I rescued a mare from slaughter but this was to much I bursted out crying as soon as I seen it.
    glad she is make a better life and someone needs to lead him on a wire rope and beat him!
    it is sad…

    July 12, 2013
    • Daryl

      This act was more then sad it is sick and done by sick persons, no one In their right mind would do this to any liveing animal. I say prayers at night and ask God to stop this aall of the abuse, to children, old people and animals, just happy we have some happy endings for these animals & humans.

      July 13, 2013
  • Pattie Gelsleichter

    I cried when I saw this video and I am so happy that she found people to rescue her and heal her. I cannot understand people who can treat animals so cruelly. I wish there were some way to stop the abuse. I don’t have any horses now, but in my younger years I had a mare I bred and raised and trained her foal. I had a very bad fall and was unable to ride again but they went to good homes with people who loved them. Bless those of you who are able to help.

    August 17, 2013
  • trish

    I am balling my eyes out.why why why…poor baby..I am sick n saddened. ..god bless her and your efforts;).

    August 24, 2013
  • jean

    It’s truly unbelievable the cruely one is capable of inflicting on an innocent and helpless animal. Any animal that’s abused, whether they’re the owner or otherwise, should face criminal charges of one form or another. Thank God,Jerry there are decent and caring people like yourself, who show compassion for these innocent creatures and are given a second chance for a happy life. Thankfully, Naysa was one of them and I’m sure there were and will be many more. I’m so happy to see she’s doing well and finally enjoying the life she deserves. Thank you for making that happen.

    August 24, 2013
  • Linda

    Lord i cried when i seen her. Why would anyone harm an animal. They are not here for anyone to be done like that. why if you don’t know how to treat one or you can’t feed it then don’t get it.NO ANIMAL ON GOD’S GREEN EARTH DESERVE’S TO BE HURT OR NOT FEED. IT MAKES ME SO MAD THAT PEOPLE R SO DA** STUPID.

    August 24, 2013
  • sandra hancock

    I cried…I could not help it…People are so damn cruel to these beloved creatures it breaks my heart, Thank you for being able to save theses horses, Please give Naysa a kiss for me !!!

    August 25, 2013