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[caption id="attachment_25424" align="alignleft" width="225"] Feliz - Her first day of life[/caption] One of our new incoming mares gave us a totally unexpected Christmas gift - a little filly, bouncing around the pasture when the crew arrived in the morning. We named her “Feliz,” which translates to...

pete5s

Pete was the first horse that walked through our gates. Eight months old, he had been abandoned in a pasture, gathered up by a new owner and take to an auction, there to be purchased by a killer-buyer. I talked the man out of taking...

Habitat for Horses - Equine Rescue

Krissy Randolph / Pleasure News,com / January 31, 2013 [caption id="attachment_14335" align="alignleft" width="300"] Krissy gives Mickey some love[/caption] As the owner of a rather unique looking unregistered paint horse, I have found myself occasionally rethinking my decision to purchase him. It is a thought that I’m sure crosses...

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Standing quietly in the barn, Jeb looked half asleep. With the sun hiding behind the thick clouds, today must have seemed ideal for taking naps. He deserved it, deserved the quiet time, for his thin and aging body has a lot of rebuilding to do. ...

Maggie

Maggie Changes HFH's Direction A couple of weeks ago I attended a Horse Abuse Investigator's Workshop, held by the Humane Society of the United States. The workshop was held at HSUS's Wildlife Landtrust at Meadowcreek, Arkansas, far back in the Ozark Mountains. Covering everything from crime...

Twizzle's Story

Update Dec 2012 Hundreds of horses pass through the gates of Habitat for Horses in any given year, each of them holding a special story and each deserving the love and attention so willingly given by our foster homes. Working with law enforcement, our equine cruelty...

Rooster

Saying goodbye to Rooster Some horses are people horses. They never do well in herds, don't have any desire to stand side by side with another horse and had just as soon not share a bale of hay. They want their own space, they love people,...

Nightmares...

There are times when I have to restrain myself, when it takes everything I have to stay within the limits of the law. Pulling up to a pasture this morning, we saw four horribly skinny horses. A walk through the mud led us to a three...

amigo

Amigo Amigo must have been an incredible horse. A dun with a long, black mane and tail, black feet and the dark line down his back. He stood tall and proud as the stable hand loaded him in the trailer. He only had one fault, he...