Wildfire

Wildfire

Wildfire had a tragic accident and passed in her sleep while under veterinary care. Thoughts are with her foster mom and those who knew her. Age: 8 Size: 13 hands Breed: Welsh/cross Rider Level: Advanced Do you love Welsh ponies?  Wildfire is a gorgeous Welsh whose name fits her spirit.  She is a funny, playful, loving, and clever pony, who will excel at hunters if taken in that direction.  This lovely 8 year old mare is just over 13hh, and suited to a small experienced rider or small trainer.  When she works, you can see the wheels turning in her head; she is very smart!  She loads easily, has been tacked, and has been focused on ground work in her training. She is at a perfect age to start.  Great conformation, and a beautiful unique color.  Chestnut and flaxen mane with a dark tail.  She’ll be flashy in the show-ring and is one to watch!...

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Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea was laid to rest in August, 2018. Age:  18-20 Breed:  Shetland/cross Height:  12 hands (approx) Rider level:  None ride-able; severe founder. Sweet Pea is a senior pony with extreme special needs.  She must be on a dry lot, and she takes daily pain medication.  Sweet Pea is receiving quality care to keep her comfortable for the remainder of her life.  Due to the extent of her special needs she will not be adopted...

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June

June

June is an approx 17 year old Saddlebred Mare who is blind… But that is not the end of her story.  June came to rescue emaciated, but is being responsibly refed and trained at Ride for the Cross Ministries.  Ride for the Cross specializes in the retraining of blind horses, and head trainer there, Bobby Nidever holds clinics on Blind Horsemanship.  Blindness does not have to be the end, and June is showing that to the world with her progress with Bobby.  She is being taught to recognize the world by ear instead of by sight so she can once again be calm and safe under saddle.  Safety is about the trust relationship between horse and rider even with sighted horses. June will require a special home; willing to work with Bobby for a safe transition once June is cleared for adoption.  Her adoption fee is waived to the right home.  Apply to adopt if you have a place in your heart, and a desire to make a difference for a beautiful special needs...

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Champ

Champ

Age: 24 Breed: Mustang Height: 14.2hh Champ came to Safe Harbor via a neglect seizure from the Blount County SPCA–East Tennessee’s only dedicated animal cruelty investigation taskforce.  They restored Champ to health, but as they are a task force and not a placement organization they asked us to take Champ in to foster and find a family for. Champ is sweet and gentle.  He does have a BLM Freeze Brand from his roundup, and we will be happy to help his adoptive family learn how to read his brand to learn more about his history.  Champ is a 1996 Gelding, who has lived a hard life and seems older than his actual age.  He is a compact Mustang, 14.2hh Champ leads, loads and ties.  Champ is good for the farrier.  He recently spent a year with the Papillion Center as an EAGALA Therapy horse, helping children from hard places as an equine therapist.  Champ is arthritic, and our ideal placement for him will be in a companion home where he can keep another equine company and not be ridden.  We do need to stress that at this point in Champ’s life he is non-rideable, and is in need of a pasture/companion home only. He enjoys a quiet life, and would also be happy as an only horse if someone wanted a sweet gentleman to pet and groom.  He is friendly, yet cautious, and takes time to get to know a person to be able to fully trust. His adoption fee is waived to the right home.  To apply to adopt Champ, please CLICK HERE. Safe Harbor Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 non profit rescue based in Middle Tennessee. Please visit our website for our adoption application, and to read more about us (including our adoption area) on our About Adopting FAQ....

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Fred

Fred

Breed: Draft (Probably Belgian Cross) Age: 35 (estimate) Gender: Gelding Height: 16.2hh           Fred spent less than 24 hours with Safe Harbor, laying down to rest, and not waking up again. Necropsy results showed that Fred’s departure from this life was age related. The pathologist estimated him to be approximately 35 years old and said that there was no specific cause for Fred’s passing other than his body just decided it was time to let go. He touched our hearts during his time with us, and we believe he simply relaxed in the beauty around him, and drifted off to a peaceful eternal sleep on September 2nd, 2014. Fred is a smaller draft horse with a gentle giant temperment.  He loves children–par for the course as he is a retiree from Camp Youth Incorporated.  Fred has 15 years of regular riding experience under his saddle, and prior to that he worked hard labor as a logging horse.  The scars of his working life remain, with a spot on his nose where fur won’t grow back. To maintain his body condition he does require daily feeding with a quality feed.  He will not maintain his weight on pasture...

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Madame Chubb

Madame Chubb

Age: Approx 5 Breed: Potbelly Size: Approx 140 Pounds Gender: Female           Having come to Safe Harbor from a drug house (methamphetamine production), Madame Chubb had been exposed to multiple toxins. Our veterinarian believes that Madame Chubb had internal organ damage and tumors within her digestive tract. She passed away in her sleep on May 28th, 2014 as a result of her illness and toxin exposure prior to rescue. Her final days of life were filled with love, mud bogs, and fruit. She got to experience the life that all pigs should know, and leave in peace. Madame Chubb is a curvy pink Potbelly gal.  She came to rescue after being seized during a drug bust in Tennessee.  Madame Chubb was in rough shape–overweight, eye infections, dirty and just feeling bad in general.   That said, this is a sweet and lovely pet pig. Mme Chubb is litter trained, rides well in the car, does well with other pigs and dogs.  She is looking for an indoor/outdoor home as a pet (rather than a livestock animal).  Her adoption fee is $100, but she does need to go to a great home!  Her foster mom will be happy to provide post adoption guidance for proper care if the right family applies to adopt, but is new to...

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