DC’s Piggy Bank

DC’s Piggy Bank

DC’S PIGGY BANK (5A679, G)   Prior name: SM’S LIGHTNING BANKER HALL – HT’S SWEETIEPIE – BJ’S MAC GENERAL INFORMATION Foaling Date: 02/18/2003 Sex: Gelding Foaling Place: CREAM RIDGE NJ Color: Bay Tattoo: Freezebrand: 5A679 Death Date: Embryo Transfer: Markings: SMALL STAR. Parent Verified: Yes Eligibility: US – Trot DC is a true warhorse, having won more than $588,000 on the track in a career than spanned 10 full seasons of racing. From the track, he went to the Amish, and then ended up in the situation you hope a horse this special never ends up in – the Standardbred Retirement Foundation found him in Bastrop, LA, owned by a kill buyer. They networked to find his previous connections, who stepped up to save him from a horrible fate.  DC was lame upon arrival to Safe Harbor with a recent but healing bowed tendon in his right hind. As of July 15, DC has been cleared by our vet for light riding. He is sound and happy to give rides around the farm. He is not recommended for long or strenuous trail rides or performance events at this time. A PPE is welcomed by your own veterinarian, if desired. DC has a big, swinging walk and he is uncomplicated to ride. He will gait and trot, but will need time to build up muscle to do much of either. He has natural curiosity and does need a rider who can be a leader. On the ground, DC is completely beginner safe. His farrier says he’s the easiest horse he does, he has great feet, loves grooming, baths, and love. He pastures fine with mares or geldings. Due only to his limitations, DC has an adoption fee of $400....

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JoeBabe

JoeBabe

JoeBabe. 2012 More Than Ready – Brief Bliss, by Navarone JoeBabe is spectacular.  Big (17 hand) beautiful bay, retired unraced.  JoeBabe was pointed toward foxhunting as a second career, but he craves structure.  He LOVES arena work, and does not enjoy working out in the big wide world.  He would be a phenomenal mount for an amateur dressage rider.  For the experienced rider he could get right into show season.  Hunter Jumper is also an option for this beauty.  He’s great in the arena and sound for jumping. JoeBabe has an excellent personality with no vices.  He’s a solid, remarkable horse.  PPE welcomed. JoeBabe’s adoption fee is $3,500. Apply today! Portraits of JoeBabe generously donated by Brittney Broadrick...

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Lavena

Lavena

Breed: Arabian Age: 20 (approx) Size: 14.2hh Gender: Mare Lavena has returned to Safe Harbor after being adopted in 2014. She was the ‘first horse’ for the kids in the family and taught them to ride. Sadly, those kids have grown and moved on to other interests. Lavena has some arthritis and at this stage of her life, is ready to be an ‘around the farm’ horse for an adult, or teach another child to ride. She will not be suitable for hard riding or any sort of performance discipline, and would benefit from a daily joint supplement. For the past few years Lavena has wanted for nothing, and has had exceptional experience being ridden on the farm by the whole family, and off farm by adults in the family.  She is forward and energetic, so we suggest an intermediate rider for her, though she could do well with a beginner who is taking lessons or is a confident rider. Lavena does well with a bitless bridle, and can be ridden barefoot.   She is a gentle beauty, and ready for her next chapter. Arabians are known as easy keepers who live long and healthy lives. Lavena’s adoption fee is $350.   The following details and photos are from Lavena’s intake back in 2014 when she was originally rescued: Lavena came to Safe Harbor from a seizure in partnership with Animal Rescue Corps.  She was BCS 1 on arrival to rescue, and her muscle tone was entirely depleted.  This lovely mare is absolutely trusting and loving.  She just wants her new lease on life, and is willing to fight for it.  Lavena is good with children and dogs in the pasture, and craves attention. November 19th Update: Lavena was down on the morning of November 19th due to extensive muscle weakness as a result of starvation neglect.  In agreement with our vet, we decided that Lavena should leave her foster home and go stay at the clinic as an inpatient for 7+ days.  Now,  more than ever, we appreciate your support of this sweet mare. February 4th Update: Lavena has been cleared from rehab and is officially adoptable.   We expect her evaluation to be completed within the next 10 days.  Lavena is broke to ride, and we anticipate that she will be intermediate ready.  She can be a little flighty of fearful objects, but she enjoys accompanying her foster mom on regular hikes through the woods.  Lavena also enjoys a gallop across the property, and is feeling in peak condition now that she has been re-fed, and is once again at a healthy weight.  Lavena is currently eating Triple Crown Senior and Alfalfa Pellets in her foster home.  When she has reached...

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Five Cent

Five Cent

Age:  18 Breed:  Quarter Horse / cross Height:  14.1hh Are you looking for a big guy who is stout and strong?  Five Cent may be the one for you.  He is a lovely grey, 18 years old, and a wide built, QH.  We put a ride on Five Cent knowing he had been sitting in the field for 3-4 years without being worked, and he impressed us with his level head and knowledge, earning a beginner approved label from his evaluator.  He does have more go than whoa, so a timid beginner won’t be a perfect match.  That said, he neck reins, understands leg and seat, is not spooky, and is very responsive all around. He is gentle on the ground, stands for the farrier, and is shod.  He loads easily, ties and stalls. Five Cent is blind in one eye, but has been for years, and it is not a behavioral or safety issue with him.  He’s fully adapted to being sighted on one side only. This gorgeous boy has a $300 adoption fee, and is ready for adoption...

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Henry Gram

Henry Gram

HENRY GRAM (2D968, G) HENRY CLAY – LEXIE GRAM – SWAT TEAM   GENERAL INFORMATION Foaling Date: 02/25/2006 Sex: Gelding Foaling Place: SALEM, IL Color: Bay Tattoo: Freezebrand: 2D968 Death Date: Embryo Transfer: Markings: STAR; STRIP CONNECTING SNIP; LEFT FRONT CORONET; LEFT HIND PASTERN WHITE. Parent Verified: Yes Eligibility: US – Pace Henry Gram; born Feb 25, 2006 is an Off Track Standardbred with over $200K in lifetime earnings.  He was actively racing until late 2017.  Henry had a goat buddy when he was on track, and was well-loved by all who worked with him. Henry is one of those horses that breaks your heart. We know where he was his entire life, except for the last three months of 2017. In January, 2018, he turned up owned by a kill buyer, where the Standardbred Retirement Foundation found him. One of his grooms who adored him paid to save him from a terrible fate, and he arrived at Safe Harbor in February. Upon arrival, he was at least 250 pounds underweight, stressed and still in race mode. It has taken several months of food, pampering and love from his foster mom to get him to a good weight, but Henry’s problems don’t end there. At age 12, he has the body of a 30 year old. Henry has arthritis in all 4 fetlocks and some tendon damage from his years of racing. He is beginner broke to ride and gaited, but he will require an owner willing to maintain his comfort with Legend/Adequan, spa days, and etc. He is currently on an oral joint supplement (cost approx. $25/month), and is sound for light riding. Short rides around the farm would be perfect for him and he does enjoy feeling useful. Henry pastures fine with mares or geldings. He will do best on 24/7 turnout with access to shelter. Henry has a huge personality and needs an owner who will maintain a leadership position on the ground, as he can be pushy. He is wonderful for grooming, baths, and routine care. His adoption fee is well below our “After the Track” minimum due to his care requirements, at $200.  If you can give him the fairytale happily ever after he is looking for, apply to adopt...

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